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Old 03-26-2003, 11:23 PM
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Sun bleached #2

Here is the 2nd sun bleached although it is more evenly distributed, it is still a pain. Both these photos could be turned to grayscale (and then made sepia) and show some semblance of probability, but the husband and wife have the squared off parts that make it seem impossible.

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Old 03-27-2003, 08:29 AM
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Old 03-27-2003, 11:00 AM
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Young man

Here is the other faded pic. Finally I got the sizes, etc. and these are going through.

Awaiting your insightful responses...
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Old 03-27-2003, 02:29 PM
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A very small image, but workable. I show it as less than 50k. This is just good old fashion fading from age and the sun. This one is easy to work with in Photoshop using curves, particularly the 3 eyedroppers (plus an overall adjustment). But your other image has no color left at all, so it will have to be converted to a black and white. Are there any questions I can answer?
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Old 03-27-2003, 05:30 PM
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Husband wife grayscale

Thanks Bill - that is an excellent version. The one we did we took the color out of and it still was not real nice, better, but not as nice. I think I found the tutorial on the levels or rather curves correction that may be what I need to learn to do.

The husband and wife I did change to grayscale and then made sepia but there is still a lot of crackling in the pic that probably can't be seen because of the size and not something that the decrack would probably take care of ......

So, I guess my question still stands as to how I would post the largest size pic for the most visibility, etc. By size or format, etc.? I kept dropping the size and resolution to bring it down. Probably could've sent the husband wife in grayscale. Trying resolution of 122 and a little larger size. Any Better?

Tips on sizing best for quality?
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Old 03-27-2003, 05:35 PM
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Gail, please check this tip for hints on resizing images for RetouchPro.

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Old 03-27-2003, 05:42 PM
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Resizing

Thanks Jeanie - That's a lot to absorb, but I'm sure it will be worthwhile.
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Old 03-27-2003, 07:09 PM
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Gail.

The color cast adjustment with levels is go to options check Find Dark & light colors - check snap neutral colors.

It works about 90% of the time but sometimes when there is too much neutral it does not work. It is an extension of Adobe 7 auto color. The big differenc is if your working on a 8 to 10 photos you can save the adjustment on the first one and use the rest so they match, this takes care of the one that does nopt adjust..
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Old 03-28-2003, 12:07 AM
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Nice picture of the couple. Looks like something out of the 70's. This was done with filters, layer masks, and painting tools.

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Old 03-28-2003, 07:33 AM
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Hi, Gail. In response to your question about resizing to the best quality for posting here under 100k, there are several directions to accomplish the same thing. But after experimenting with them and Photoshop's "Save for web", the following simple steps in Photoshop work for me:

1. In the Image Size dialog box, I check both the constrain and resample boxes at the bottom and change the resolution to 72.
I then reduce the longest side of the image in the document to 9 inches, unless it has now become less than that already.
2. Click OK and then select Save As (a jpg copy) and shoot for a quality of no less than 8, with 10 being ideal (12 is more than you need and will almost always be huge). Your file will need to be less than 95k. If you can't get quality 8 with that 9 inches, try 8 inches or less.
Works for me. Bill
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