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Old 04-15-2003, 02:43 PM
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Need help with scanned photo

I really need some help with a photo. It is a picture of my daughter and my step-grand-daughter, Justice, who was killed in a car accident 2 years ago. Me and my daughter would like to get this picture cleared up somehow. It was the only picture out of several that turned out bad.
I have tried several different things in PSP, but I just can't seem to do anything with it. Some others in a newsgroup tried also, but no luck.
I was told, by someone in the newsgroup, that maybe I could get some help in this forum.
I see that the post limit on the file size is 102400 bytes. My picture size is 441.1 kb's. Is it too large to post?
I hope someone can help me out with this !!
Thanks for any and all responses !!
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Old 04-15-2003, 03:16 PM
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Is there any way you can optimize the image enough to get it under the limit? If not, send the image to me and I can either post it on my website as is or optimize it enough to post it here.

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Old 04-15-2003, 03:29 PM
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Hi Diddle,

Welcome to RetouchPro! I'm glad you found us. If we can help, we surely will.

I've found that if I make my image size between 700-800 pixels on the longest edge and then use a JPEG setting of 50 or so, I can usually get under the 100KB file size limit to upload. If you want a (detailed) explanation as to what affects file size, you might want to take a look at this tip.

Or, you can take Gary up on his offer to help post it for you.

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Old 04-15-2003, 11:41 PM
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Attn: Gary

Yes, I would like very much if I could send you the picture and then you could re-size it for me or post it on your website, which ever works best for you. One thing, I would like to try to keep it close to the size it is now (if possible) ? Right now it is 1050 x 710 x 24b. Don't mean to be so picky, except the picture is special to us. I don't know if I mentioned that I scanned the photo.
Please let me know where and when you would like for me to send it to you.
Thanks so much for your help and Thanks to all who offered tips and help.
Diddle
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Old 04-15-2003, 11:47 PM
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Diddle,

Gary posted his e-mail in his reply. You can just send your image to that address and he'll post back here with it. (Actually, it will probably have to be on his website b/c I don't know if it's possible to keep those dimensions and still make it under the 100KB limit we have here.)

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Old 04-16-2003, 06:37 AM
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Jeanie is right. Looks like I'll have to post it on the website..

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Old 04-16-2003, 08:06 AM
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An alternative would be to take a smaller section of the image, which really shows up the problem you're having, and save that as a new file, then jpeg that file and send it to the forum.
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Old 04-16-2003, 10:26 AM
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Al is right. If you want to crop just a part of the image to post here, then we can work on that. We do our best to tell you what we have done to achieve our results, so you should be able to then duplicate the technique yourself on the whole image.

Attaching files here also helps for future members reading this thread so that they can "see" what is being referred to in the discussion. (Linking to images on websites have a habit of disappearing after a while, leaving the thread a lot less useful than it would otherwise be.)

If you still want to send the image to Gary, then perhaps he can do both - post the full image to his site and post a cropped version here. (TIA Gary! )

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Old 04-17-2003, 12:24 AM
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I e-mailed a copy of the scanned photo to Gary. Not sure if it will be posted here or at his website, or both.
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and help !!
Now, I'm anxious to see what can be done with it !!

Thanks again !!
Diddle
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Old 04-17-2003, 06:14 AM
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Attached is a smaller version of the photo.

Here is the link to the big one.Large Photo
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File Type: jpg justice_sm.jpg (80.4 KB, 67 views)
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