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Old 03-24-2007, 08:32 AM
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Tintype Horror!

OK folks, get ready here's a photo from (you know where.)

Thought I would post it to see what this group can do to help it. I do some retouching, but this one is way beyond me and my retouching software.

It was given to me by a cousin and she knows it is some of our ancestors, but does not have I.D.'s on them.

So if anyone cares to have a go, here is truly a photo restoration nightmare. Probably something only a professional restorer could love.

If you can imagine it, the original was worse than this before I scanned it and did a little contrast and brightness tweaking.

Steve C.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:30 AM
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Re: Tintype Horror!

Steve, with "weak" images, often what makes or breaks the retouch is the 1st direction / adjustment (out of many possible) that you make after a raw scan. You may have some better suggestions / results if you post the unadjusted scan.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:22 AM
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Re: Tintype Horror!

steve,

thanks for posting this. however, this belongs more in the restoration forum, so i'm moving it there.

also, this seems very low resolution and quite pixelated as a result. i'd love to see a higher resolution and without the any adjustments to it; just the raw scan.

it's actually quite do-able as far as what i can see.
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:03 PM
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Re: Tintype Horror!

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Steve, with "weak" images, often what makes or breaks the retouch is the 1st direction / adjustment (out of many possible) that you make after a raw scan. You may have some better suggestions / results if you post the unadjusted scan.
Regards, Murray
You don't want to even see the unadjusted scan.

If I had not done some tweaking of the original, after making it fit the 100k limit, there would not have been a lot to see. Also, this is not a "must have" on my part. If someone feels like fooling with it, fine. If not, no big problem.
I just thought I would post it and those out there that mainly do retouching and restoration might like the challenge.

Thanks for your suggestion.

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Old 03-24-2007, 01:25 PM
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steve,

thanks for posting this. however, this belongs more in the restoration forum, so i'm moving it there.

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This is posted under "Photo Restoration" is it not?

Don't see anything called just "Restoration." Or did I miss something?

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Old 03-24-2007, 11:12 PM
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Re: Tintype Horror!

well, a tin type is a photo.

but there's no reason we cant do other restorations, like documents or whatever.
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