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Old 11-02-2006, 10:04 AM
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Challenge: Too Far Gone?

This was a freebee request. I've improved on the picture but not the recognizability of the faces. I can clone out blotches and scratches but that isn't really goning to help. Before I give up entirely, I thought I'd check with you experts. Anyone have a remedy or technique for something this far gone? It is an albumin print from an unknown/unavailble source, so this is all there is.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:03 PM
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Re: Challenge: Too Far Gone?

hi blue dog,

that's indeed a rough one. have you got a larger image or one scanned at a higher resolution? i can make out most of the house and the smaller structure at camera right and the tree camera left, but the faces are so small and definition so weak, that you're going to want all the resolution you can get out of your scan.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:13 PM
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Re: Challenge: Too Far Gone?

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have you got a larger image or one scanned at a higher resolution?
I do have one that's 181K roughly twice the size of the one that I posted. Honestly, I don't think there is anything salvagable here. Maybe with a better, much higher resolution scan.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:19 PM
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Re: Challenge: Too Far Gone?

well, i was hoping you could get one at about 600 dpi resolution... or more. it might show up more detail.

it would take a LOT of very meticulous, almost pixel by pixel work to do anything with those faces, and even then it's going to be a lot of speculation to do so.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:30 PM
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Re: Challenge: Too Far Gone?

Right. I just hate to disappoint someone. In this case I don't even know the person, we just share some lineage, maybe.

I have already written back saying that with a 600 dpi color scan I am willing to take another shot.

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cool beans
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