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Scanning Old B/W Photo - Odd 'spots' - Newbie

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Old 06-20-2005, 04:48 AM
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It's actually a little 'shiny' & also 'bumpy'. I believe it's typical of the old portrait type of photo surface. FYI, this was taken in 72.
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:10 PM
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ok, another question for you... have you ever cleaned your scanner surfaces, especially with water? these look like water residue to me. i'd suggest wiping the scanner down wth a dry, very soft, dust-free, cloth, tissue or newspaper (yup, newspaper) and scan again.

you might also try a VERY soft tissue or toilet paper very light wipe of the picture itself. NOTHING WET! if the original picture is in very bad physical shape, do NOT wipe it at all!

if the above produces no observable results, try running the image through polaroid's dust and scratch software.

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