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Old 03-19-2008, 11:09 PM
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Re: Restoration Plug-ins

I just did a search and you can still download it from here.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:10 AM
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ah, good.

maybe i'll write polaroid.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:47 AM
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The background was badly marked as well as overall dust so I still ended up using gaussian blur for the background.

http://bp0.blogger.com/_9Tc7X1GI-AM/.../Edwardian.jpg
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:08 PM
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Re: Restoration Plug-ins

well, I did install a version just the other day and it DOES show up as a plugin in CS3....
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:48 AM
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Re: Restoration Plug-ins

Anyone try the digital-ice plug-ins for photoshop.

http://www.asf.com/

SHO seems an auto version of GEM+ROC.

ICE is an adaptive dust removal tool.

I know that kodak has been developing this software for 50 years, so Its worth looking at. It does work pretty well for my Nikon SuperCoolscan 5000.
It has mixed results for my V700, as the ICE algorithm can get confused and spit out garbage, when doing photos that is. No problems with transparencies/negatives.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:13 AM
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Re: Restoration Plug-ins

Re: Dust & Scratches. I've been repairing old family photos and have been using D&S on a separate top layer, then erasing through the results where it smoothed out highlights too much (eyes, watches, buttons, etc.).

Caveat: D&S doesn't work properly on layered images so you have to make a separate duplicate of your Background layer (I select all>copy>new document>paste>flatten), and drag the treated results back onto the original image as the top layer.

If it shows up in CS3, perhaps you are using a PPC Mac (or Windows)? Works on my PPC Mac, but not on the Intel, I don't think.

Re: Digital SHO (etc.). I've had these Kodak plug-ins since 2003 and I think they were updated once since then (?). I consider them oldies at this point (though nowhere near 50 years; how can that be?). I would look elsewhere (iCorrect, etc.).
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:05 PM
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Re: Restoration Plug-ins

I am in shock right now. I just downloaded the Polaroid Dust and Scratch Removal Utility and tested it on a picture I had worked on manually a while back. It took about 10 minutes to do what originally took me HOURS to do...and it looked better! I appreciate the discussion on plugins (I am using this tool standalone because I have gimp) and I am glad that 'plugsnpixels' provided the link! THANKS!

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Old 06-24-2008, 12:30 AM
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Following from plugsnpixels post, I have tried Dust and Scratches many times but I have always had poor results. My usual problem is that it creates more serious artifacts than the flaws that it fixes. I have tried the plugin and the standalone.

I have a large number of old photos that I want to restore.

I have read so many favourable comments on D&S I am sure that I must be doing something (or maybe lots of things) wrong.

Apart from plugsnpixel's tip (about layers), where can I get more advice on making D&S work optimally?

I am using an iMac PPC G5 and Photoshop CS2.

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Old 06-24-2008, 03:08 AM
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You're welcome, Jim!

zeuster, best I can say is play with the settings and see what they do. Fix the worst stuff with D&S and erase through what gets overdone (mainly highlights).
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:50 PM
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Re: Restoration Plug-ins

zeuster, welcome to RP.

one way to help you out here, aside from writing a tutorial on D&S, would be for you to post a before and after and tell your settings you used and what you like and dislike about the piece after d&s. others could then take your before and apply their own settings and post their afters and we could all compare and perhaps learn.
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