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Old 08-12-2006, 11:39 AM
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After the fire...

Literally, after a fire during the wedding, this was the only photo salvaged that even approached a wedding photo and this one was snapped off a Super 8 video tape. Can anything be done with this so that they have st least one photo to put on the wall...either a photo or "painting" and, for whatever help can be made available, how it was done? I have PS CS2 (just got it last week) and really don't know much about it...still reading the "Dummies" booy. Thank you...

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Old 08-12-2006, 01:41 PM
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Hi Geezer

Your work is cut out for you. The example you posted is too small to work with and I'm afraid a capture from a video camera will be low resolution as well.

That said you can improve any picture but unless someone has better ideas you will most likely not get a high quality finished product.

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Old 08-12-2006, 07:52 PM
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Well uhm, I hate to advertise here but I could do that for you.

I wouldn't know how to fix a photo of such poor quality by any means. The resolution is just too small for this. And after all, I doubt anybody would be happy having such a bad photo as a memory of the most important day in their lives.

Anyway, I have been painting from photos for quite a while and recently went into digital painting. Client gives me a photo, it's mostly from the photo-shops I work with, or their own snapshot and I paint it for them. After that it's printed on canvas and finished with impasto. It might be an idea for you.

Do you have any experience in painting?
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Old 08-14-2006, 08:05 PM
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I agree with Patrick's comments. Have you considered doing a reshoot in studio or other environment? Patrick's idea about the painting is also a good alternative.
Regards, Murray
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:28 PM
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Wedding picture

Best that I could do. Not very good but better than original.
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