RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

How to clean scanned photo showing lines

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-13-2007, 01:29 AM
miles74 miles74 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8
How to clean scanned photo showing lines

Please help me how to clean a scanned photo with lines in it. Im going to used it in flash presentation (it will be projected on a huge screen). I think my scanner has a problem. the actual photo is clear and crisp. the quality of the paper is glossy.

here's one of them:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2321/...2a1d341b_o.jpg

thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 11-13-2007, 01:46 AM
MatthewMarshall MatthewMarshall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 208
Re: How to clean scanned photo showing lines

http://www.neatimage.com

you can download this nice program. the free demo basicaly has most features of the profesional, but its for home use only. If you like the plugin alot, and you are going to use it business. $29.90 not bad at all. its great to remove noise and lines like your scanner is giving you. I included a sample using only the default auto settings it took like 15 seconds to do. You can fine tune it to make it even better. but you can see it does a realy good job.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg edit1.jpg (81.7 KB, 106 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 11-13-2007, 02:14 AM
duwayne duwayne is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Westerville Ohio
Posts: 292
Re: How to clean scanned photo showing lines

Sure looks like a scanner problem. NeatImage is great and will help a lot but there are still scan lines (I tried several filter and tried to adjust the filtered frequencies). You can select the background and add a Gaussian Blur. This give a nice affect anyway. There are still scan lines through the girls hair. The best thing to do is have someone re-scan the image on a different scanner.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 11-13-2007, 02:29 AM
miles74 miles74 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8
Re: How to clean scanned photo showing lines

I've downloaded the program, and yes it made some quick clean-up on the photo. I still need to do some manual cleaning, though. Thanks MatthewMarshall.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 11-13-2007, 03:58 AM
miles74 miles74 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8
Re: How to clean scanned photo showing lines

Thanks duwayne, im trying to apply the gaussian blur. yeah, i agree the lines are still obvious on the subject.

here's the output using Neat Image:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2076/...523e13f7_b.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 11-13-2007, 04:03 AM
miles74 miles74 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8
Re: How to clean scanned photo showing lines

unfortunately, its the only scanner we have. our client doesnt have one. darn. that's why i have to clean 66 photos manually (so tedious). thanks to the Neat Image program... lessens the hassle. Thanks guys
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 11-13-2007, 07:49 AM
Dave.Cox's Avatar
Dave.Cox Dave.Cox is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: GrandPrairie.TX
Posts: 536
Re: How to clean scanned photo showing lines

I tried the FFT filter on this, and it did a good job of removing the scan lines. Unfortunatly, you would have to do each one.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 11-13-2007, 10:53 AM
Britsdad's Avatar
Britsdad Britsdad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: South Yorkshire, England
Posts: 536
Re: How to clean scanned photo showing lines

miles74,
Yes noiseware is a very good solution for this sort of problem, but you don't have to pay anything for it. You can download the full "community version" from here, it's a standalone program and it's free.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download5758.html
Regards.....John
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 11-13-2007, 07:51 PM
miles74 miles74 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8
Re: How to clean scanned photo showing lines

Quote:
I tried the FFT filter on this, and it did a good job of removing the scan lines. Unfortunatly, you would have to do each one.
Sorry but i dont know where to find the FFT filter. Thanks for the tip Dave.

Last edited by miles74; 11-13-2007 at 11:45 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 11-13-2007, 11:42 PM
miles74 miles74 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8
Re: How to clean scanned photo showing lines

Thanks Britsdad for the Noiseware tool. Ive tried it too, same output as Neat Image. I will just try on both tools wherever the photos look best. Thanks guys.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2289/...e25e3c72_b.jpg

Last edited by miles74; 11-14-2007 at 12:11 AM.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My New Photo Restoration Business Gerry Monaghan Work/Jobs 21 12-18-2009 11:28 AM
My first ever colorization jeaniesa Photo Retouching 33 04-06-2006 05:12 PM
Need help with scanned photo Diddle Image Help 31 04-25-2003 12:15 AM
PHOTO ART: Photoshop Trace Contour filter DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 0 07-20-2002 03:30 PM
Photo Resizing and Crunching and Munching OhThatGirl2001 Photo Restoration 17 06-20-2002 01:11 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved