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Old 02-12-2008, 12:20 PM
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Having problems restoring

I am trying to get this photo in reasonable shape to put in my scrapbook and don't seem to be able to get far with it. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:34 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

What's the history of the photograph/scan?

It doesn't look like a print, it looks like it was printed on regular paper and then crumpled up. The color looks too saturated to be an old print.

If you have the original, I suggest rescanning, turning off any 'auto' scanner software enhancements. Put a few pieces of heavy cardboard behind the print to flatten it out a bit, then scan it in two directions, turning it 180 degrees. Scan at high resolution since there is considerable damage to the face and need to zoom in for repair.

Good luck.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:35 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

for me it just looks like it need cloning
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:49 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

Hi dataflow,

Yes, it needs cloning, but it's the 'garbage in/garbage out' to which I addressed my reply.

Teaching someone poor technique teaches them to accept poor work as the norm.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:08 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

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Hi dataflow,

Yes, it needs cloning, but it's the 'garbage in/garbage out' to which I addressed my reply.

Teaching someone poor technique teaches them to accept poor work as the norm.
BillFrey i posted that at same time as your post.
which means i didnt see yours.

i was going to repost and say that i would rescanning it to and make sure you flatten it out.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:09 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

Thanks, dataflow,

Sorry, I hadn't noticed the date stamps of our replies. We agree then
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:26 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

Thanks for your replys. My brother had the photo and I think it was scanned and printed out onto bad quality photo paper. Don't know where the original went, will rescan and try again. Don't know if I will get the scan done any better but will take your comments into consideration when I do it. Thanks
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:52 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

I recommend Ctein's book "Digital Restoration from Start to Finish". He has some excellent advice on how to scan all sorts of damaged originals, both as a basis for restoration and for the purpose of making masks to aid in fixing multi-cracks.

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Old 02-13-2008, 06:32 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

May be "garbage in", but it's in a lot better shape than the things I usually get to work on.

Posted 5 "snapshots"

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Old 02-13-2008, 09:52 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

here is my try at restoring it (still bits that need work)
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