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Old 05-12-2011, 03:51 PM
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I reviewed these forums and found the topic on removing texture from old photos using Neat Image... but I downloaded both the PS plug-in and the Stand Alone App and it did not seem to change anything. I would buy it if I knew it worked but there is no visible change except when I change the sharpness.

Any other ideas? I am on a MAC and I do not think there is anything else.. not FFT

Please help and thank you in advance!

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Old 05-12-2011, 04:11 PM
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Re: Old Photo Texture - Tried Neat Image Demo & No

Can you post the scanned image or at least a portion of it so that we can see what type of texture so that some advice can be offered?
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:35 PM
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Re: Old Photo Texture - Tried Neat Image Demo & No

Sure its huge so I just took a portion of the corner... thank you so much!

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Old 05-12-2011, 05:24 PM
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Re: Old Photo Texture - Tried Neat Image Demo & No

Unfortunately as you say FFT filter does not seem to be available on a Mac.

The only ways that I can think of which may help are:

1. Try rescanning twice. The second time rotate the scan 180 degrees. Then in Photoshop adjust opacity and play with blend modes.

2. If your scanner has it try the descreen mode

3. Try and photograph the image with a decent DSLR. Play about with the lighting to minimise or even try cross polarising method - if you have the time and equipment!

4. I had a quick try in PS CS5 and while the texture has been minimised it is still apparent and of course the image is much softer!
First image. Original on left. Dup then set dup layer to darken and moved this layer down 3 pixels
Second Image. Tried Dust & Scratch filter at a radius of 5 and 3 for levels
Suspect it will be probably too soft however it may help a little particularly if you can mask certain areas

Hope someone comes up with a better solution
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:40 PM
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Re: Old Photo Texture - Tried Neat Image Demo & No

thank you for trying I truly appreciate your help... . This is difficult and neat image did not change it at all unless I am using it wrong ? But I followed directions!
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:14 PM
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Re: Old Photo Texture - Tried Neat Image Demo & No

I suspect if Neat image made not changes then you probably did do something wrong. I do not use this plug in but would suggest (from memory!) that you need to profile an area on the original first.
Device profile tab: Draw a box on your image then
Select Noise Filter settings tab. There is a drop down box where you can select Advanced. You may get a result by playing with these.

It is still highly likely though that any settings will give you a blurred image

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Old 05-12-2011, 08:02 PM
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Re: Old Photo Texture - Tried Neat Image Demo & No

Hi Lina

Welcome to Retouch Pro.

Image J runs on any Java enables machine (including a Mac) and includes the FFT filter

It's avalable here
http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html

Hope this helps

Ken.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:57 PM
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Re: Old Photo Texture - Tried Neat Image Demo & No

Thank you Tony... you were correct ... I was not using the advance settings so I do now see a change Silly me... The tutorial I was following did not talk about the Advance drop down menu. I am going to play with that more.

Cameraken... thank you so much... is Image J easy to use? I will download and give it a try.

Wow you guys are AMAZING ... so helpful and kind! Best Wishes to you guys!

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