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Badly Damaged B&W: REALLY need help with this.

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Old 08-07-2005, 02:23 PM
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Badly Damaged B&W: REALLY need help with this.

My uncle asked me if i could sort this image out, its a photo copy of him and his friend, i think his friend is dead and he cant get the original.

So can anyone give this a try? The top can be cropped off because theres alot of sky there. and if possible, can it be colored!

HUGE kudos to anyone that can help here. THANKYOU!!

Smaller image here
http://www.scott-h.co.uk/site/user%2...pThumb.php.jpg 250kb


Original is here http://www.scott-h.co.uk/site/User%2...20pics/dam.jpg 3meg

Again thankyou!

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Old 08-07-2005, 04:40 PM
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Theninja, if you can post an attachment of your image to the forum it would be good. Downloading a 3mb attachment may put off users with slower connections, and an attachment here provides a good preview.
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Old 08-07-2005, 05:28 PM
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Thanks for the reply ive updated my original post to include a smaller file.
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Old 08-07-2005, 06:15 PM
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this one is pretty rough. where did it come out of, a newspaper?

i had the best success running the median filter at 7 first, then running it through Neat Image. after that it was curves, and contrast/brightness, some cloning, and another median filter. i dont have all the exact details, but those were the tools i mostly used.

i'd suggest taking a small selection out of the main image first and make it a new image and practice on that first. this will give you faster results with some of the slower filters.

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Old 08-07-2005, 06:30 PM
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Thanks for having a look at it, i followed some of your steps and they work well.
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Old 08-07-2005, 06:51 PM
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you're welcome.

mine was done in something of a hurry, but the tools are essentially good ones. you might try other blurs and noise reduction besides median, or just just neat image first. play around with it; i'm sure it can be made better.

Craig
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Old 08-07-2005, 09:24 PM
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This is a tough one.

I gave it a shot, but I know someone else could do much better.

Are the lines in the picture from the scanner, or are they there already?

If there from the scanner, you might want to try and rescan.

BTW, I was amazed that neat image was able to take out all of the dots so well, but leave most of the detail.
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Old 08-08-2005, 12:32 AM
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nice, fats. looks like maybe it's a job for FFT now.

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Old 08-08-2005, 05:26 AM
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The lines are from the picture, very frustrating i must admit. Looks good what you lot are doing so far, can anyone color it ?
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:21 AM
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Colorizing

Hi Theninja, and welcome to RP!

There are some great tips, tutorials and links throughout the forum here on colorization. Here are a couple:

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=128

http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161015&page=1

Each of these use entirely different techniques. You might want to try them on this photo to learn the techniques and see how they differ. Actually, colorization can be quite fun and, as some have pointed out, addicting!

Good luck, and feel free to post your progress and any questions you have along the way BTW, you can attach your images to your post using the Manage Attachments button (found below when submitting your reply).

Hope this helps,

- Kurt
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