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Old 11-08-2007, 01:59 PM
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Need help! Old wedding photo.

I have learned so much from this forum in the past month and appreciate the opportunity to learn from experts. Could someone help with the attached photo of my in-laws on their wedding day. It is 57 years old and one of eleven photos made at their wedding.

The original has long since disappeared. The attached image was from a copy made about 1960. I've made several attempts at repairing without much success and am hoping that one of the gurus might be able to get me going.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 11-09-2007, 01:46 AM
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Re: Need help! Old wedding photo.

You might be interested in the book: Digital Restoration From Start to Finish by CTEIN (pronounced: kuh-TINE). It is from Focal Press ISBN: 0-240-808147. Here is a link to one of his websites. You can also Google the name for additional info.

http://ctein.com/whoami.htm

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Old 11-09-2007, 03:40 PM
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Re: Need help! Old wedding photo.

Here's my woeful best effort so far. Used Channel Mixer 50% red, 50% green. Levels and Curves adjustments, then Dust & Scratches filter. Finally - a Smart Sharpen of 20%, 1.0 radius.

I'm stumped. My skill level will not let me do better than this.


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Old 11-11-2007, 11:57 PM
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Re: Need help! Old wedding photo.

...not much information left in this pic.
I used dodge tool to get rid of the dark spots & noisware for smoothing.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:51 AM
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Re: Need help! Old wedding photo.

My hat's off Chillin. I tried and didn't even come close to what you did.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:25 PM
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Re: Need help! Old wedding photo.

Thanks crazyfly1. I couldn't do much with this one.
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:38 AM
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Re: Need help! Old wedding photo.

Thanks to DCobb for recommending CTEIN's book. It came in yesterday and contains answers to many of my questions. A great source!

Thanks to chillin for the best restoration of the photo that I've seen. Nice work!

Thanks to everyone else who took a look and scratched their heads in bewilderment! I will post any breakthroughs.


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Old 11-18-2007, 06:42 PM
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Re: Need help! Old wedding photo.

There definately wasn't much left, but perhaps this is something to share.

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Old 11-19-2007, 02:54 PM
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Candice,

You're correct -- there's not much there! Thanks for trying.


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