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Old 12-14-2005, 07:34 AM
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Hi Carpman.

Hmmm. Not sure what has happened here. It looks like you have lightened the picture to eliminate some marks. Unfortunately, in the process, the contrast required to give a good print has been lost. I have tried to bring the contrast back but all the repairs then show up again.

There is a very similar picture here
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/image-help/12227-abc.html


Have a read at Rô's ABC and then at Flora’s method for the restore (The FFT bit is not needed with your picture)


Ken.

Hello, take your point about loss of detail, as this is learning process i going to try one more batch of scans and see what that comes up with.

As i said before i want to keep this to linux only apps and so installed krita a kde photoshop type app that supports 16bit and cymk it also comes with Cimg restoration plugin which is same as the GREYCstoration plugin for gimp. I have tried GREYCstoration and got some useful results but have not been able to find out how to use Cimg Lib to full potential, if you look as 1st link below you will see what is possible with this lib which is a lot.

There is also another plugin for gimp which may help but can't get it to compile.

http://www-sop.inria.fr/odyssee/rese...liu/index.html

http://cimg.sourceforge.net/screenshots.shtml

http://www.haypocalc.com/wiki/GREYCstoration_en

http://www.logarithmic.net/pfh/resynthesizer

http://www.koffice.org/krita/

back to the scanner
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:31 PM
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Hi Carpman.

I got mine finished.
I used the four scans as I described in an earlier post and also the method described earlier.
The scans are fine. I don’t think you will improve on them.
I can’t help you with the Gimp as I’ve only played with it once but there should be very similar tools.

Hope you like it.

Ken
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:55 PM
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Hi Carpman.

I got mine finished.
I used the four scans as I described in an earlier post and also the method described earlier.
The scans are fine. I don’t think you will improve on them.
I can’t help you with the Gimp as I’ve only played with it once but there should be very similar tools.

Hope you like it.

Ken
Looking good, have gone back to original scans things looking better, your work gives me something to aim for.
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:26 PM
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ken,

that's the best yet.

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Old 12-15-2005, 04:20 PM
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I post what i have so far, getting there but need to sort out skin texture, trouble is running out of time for xmas and me rotory cuff have gone in mouse hand shoulder so limited to time spent on PC
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:06 PM
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Ok here is my finished picture, not as good as kens but i have run out of time, talent and know how


One is black/white second is with sepia added.
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:16 PM
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Hi Carpman

Thank you for your kind comments.

You have done a very good job on a difficult image.
As a last (quick) step you could add an ‘S Curve’ which will add a little more contrast.

I am not sure. but I think The Gimp has curves so you could try adding a curve similar to the one on my attachment.

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Old 12-21-2005, 10:38 AM
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Hi Carpman

Thank you for your kind comments.

You have done a very good job on a difficult image.
As a last (quick) step you could add an ‘S Curve’ which will add a little more contrast.

I am not sure. but I think The Gimp has curves so you could try adding a curve similar to the one on my attachment.

Ken

Thanks for vote of praise, the scan looks better then the picture, the picture is very faded.
Will try your suggestion.

Yes gimp has curves in fact it has lot in it though most is hidden away or requires plugns such as those listed in previous post.


For nothing it is a good app and if you are coming from PS there is version called GimpShop which aims to give PS look to Gimp to help transition.

The other benefit if using on linux is cpu manangment and true multi-tasking, meaning i can run a filter on large image that takes 5/10 min to complete and still open other images or check email/web with only slight slow down, can't remember doing that on windows.
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