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Old 10-24-2006, 12:40 PM
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Lots of noise...Old Photo

I have an old photo of my grandmother and grandfather when they were young. The background of the photo was really textured which causes the photo to look like it has a lot of noise which also caused some of the details to disappear. Any suggestions on how to fix the pixelation/noise problem?

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Old 10-24-2006, 01:11 PM
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Re: Lots of noise...Old Photo

If you can, rescan and set your scan software to descreen. That might help remove some of the texture.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:58 PM
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Re: Lots of noise...Old Photo

Hi there

I quickly ran the picture thru Image Analyzer which is a free program you can download. This got rid of most texture noise.

Then I ran the picture thru Neat Image which also has a free evaluation program.

This will give you a good base to begin with.

Butch
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:59 PM
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Re: Lots of noise...Old Photo

that's a pretty small image. lots of 'jaggies' there. a bigger image at a higher resolution would help.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:21 PM
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Re: Lots of noise...Old Photo

Hi QueenBrownShuga.

I think you may find this tutorial useful.

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=255

Here are my settings

Levels step
Red 5 1.00 158
Green 3 1.00 122
Blue 1 1.00 94

Channel Mixer Step
Red 80
Green 20
Blue 0

Marks and Blemishes Step.
Radius 4
Threshold 5

Sharpen Step
Amount 60
Radius 1.1
Threshold 4


Put the colour Back Step.
Faded the colour Layer to 65%

Hope this helps

Ken.
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:06 PM
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Re: Lots of noise...Old Photo

i tried this using TRL digital noise reduction. its a free action for photoshop. you can get the action here http://www.thelightsrightstudio.com/...eReduction.htm
then i used a curves layer and set the opacity at 18 percent.
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:44 PM
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Re: Lots of noise...Old Photo

Thanks Unimatrix, but I don't have photoshop.
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:52 AM
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Re: Lots of noise...Old Photo

1: Resaize
2: Auto levels + colour
3:nosie ware + sarphen
4:shadows/Higlight
5:March colour.
6:Hue saturation.
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:39 AM
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Re: Lots of noise...Old Photo

I haven't had a chance to try these, but thank you everyone for your suggestions.
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:14 PM
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Re: Lots of noise...Old Photo

Hope it works for you Queen

May I ask what program you are using?.. We could give better advice I think.

Butch
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