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Old 12-09-2006, 08:11 AM
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90 year old photo

I've got this picture from my great grandmother. It is a copy made a long time ago, and the original is lost. Any ideas as to what to do? There seems to be stripes across the picture in a 45 degree angle.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:52 AM
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Re: 90 year old photo

This picture could be pretty much be cleaned up with only the patch tool..
First I ran the picture thru NOISEWARE (my noise remover of choice) to help the processes along then I went around patch tooling for this example..
It could probably use a little noise at the end..
Just ideas..
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:52 AM
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Re: 90 year old photo

Its a shame you didn't have the original. The copy has no color/sepia in it and frequently scanning in color will reveal a channel that has less noise. I used Neat Image, A levels adjustment layer, Median blur with a mask and finally added a dash of sepia to the photo.
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:04 AM
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Re: 90 year old photo

The scan in sepia is here [link] (about 3.1 mb)
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:14 PM
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Re: 90 year old photo

I hope you don't mind i gave your sepia toned photo a try. this is the only size i could put up here. I have a larger size if it suits your needs.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:19 PM
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Re: 90 year old photo

Well that is much better. I first examined the channels and the blue channel appeared to be the best so I started with a channel mixer adjustment layer and used 100% blue channel and monochrome. Then I used Neat Image to start diminishing the grain. Later I copied the layer and used a median filter with fairly high settings and a black layer mask and painted in blur.

Finally I added sepia back in
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:48 PM
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Re: 90 year old photo

unimatrix001 -> I like your version because it tends not to lose much detail, although a lot of scratches still show up (do you have jpeg artifacts on the full resolution one you made?)

philbach -> I like the colors in the one you edited as they seem closer to what I see on the real photograph. The only thing I dislike is the great loss of detail because of excessive blurring

I think it is tricky to keep the detail while removing the scratches and dust.
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:53 PM
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Re: 90 year old photo

Sometimes less is more...



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Originally Posted by CeDeEl
I've got this picture from my great grandmother. It is a copy made a long time ago, and the original is lost. Any ideas as to what to do? There seems to be stripes across the picture in a 45 degree angle.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:10 PM
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Re: 90 year old photo

CeDeEl, I didn't see any in the full version until you get around 400 percent view . I left some of the scratches and imperfections in as not to loose the original look of the photo. As Frank said sometimes less is more. The attachment is optimized using the save for web option at 100k at a very low resolution. Here is a link to the full version of the photo. http://static.flickr.com/142/318181976_fc864dc00b_b.jpg

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Old 12-10-2006, 01:14 AM
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Re: 90 year old photo

I did some of my adjusting in LAB. Spot healing brush. Degrunge.

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