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Old photo in a bowed frame??

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Old 10-15-2005, 03:03 PM
gldndog gldndog is offline
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Old photo in a bowed frame??

Can anyone give me an idea how to capture or scan if possible an old photo that is in a bowed frame? Thanks
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:33 PM
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I am asuming that you are talking about one of those where the photo it self is formed into that kind of bowl shape? (If just the glass in in the bowl shape and the photo is flat just take it out of the frame).

For the bowl shaped photos, take it out of the glass, set it up so that:

1. the light falling on it is even, no shadows, you might have to play with this.

2. Use a camera (film or digital) with a TELEPHOTO lens, back off till you get the thing framed, sharp, and shoot away with as many f stops as you can get, ie at least f11, 16 or 22 would be better. The reason for the distance is that the distortation between the part of the print that is closest to the camera and the part that is farther away will be minimized. You use the f stop to insure that the depth of field will hold so that the image is sharp from front to back. Remember that lenses may not be their sharpest at those f stops, so if you have an SLR, check the depth of field with your prevue button.

Also make sure that the print and the film plane are parallel with each other.

So you see it is not all that hard to do, one just has to make sure of the small details.

If you do not have a camera that will do this, see if a photo studio in your area will do it for you. We do things like this every so often for someone.

Hope this helps

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Old 10-17-2005, 11:19 AM
gldndog gldndog is offline
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Yes, it is one of those bowl shaped photos. Thanks for the suggestions and I will try it. I thought that if I could scan it in sections, holding it flat as possible on the scanner glass. Then put it back together in PS. It sounds a whole lot easier to take a photo of it. Thanks again. Now if I could just find a way that works to scan that old textured paper......................
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