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Old 04-10-2008, 01:38 PM
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Need desperate help with old photo

Hey guys, im new to this forum, im not too sure how this place works so i apolagise if i have bad etiquette (Being a new member and already asking for help an all)

Ive done alittle bit of photo restoration myself, but only in mspaint, so im sure you can see its not exactly the best of the best, but its worked fine for me so far.
However my father approached me today asking for help to restore a picture for one of his friends. My fathers friend's friend (thats a mouthful) sadly passed away and ive been asked to try to retouch a old photograph and resize it slightly so it would fit into his locket. Im going to try my best using mspaint but i think for this sort of thing its best if i also try and get some help

So if anyone could please help me it would be great, and would be making a sweet old man very happy Below ive attached the picture and next to it the size he would like it resized to.

Im not even sure if it spossible, its a very small picture and it is very old, i know im going to have a hard time with this on mspaint but maybe it will be alittle easier with photoshop or any of them fancy programs i know nothing of :P

Many thanks in advance, again im sorry if this is of bad etiquette

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9153/originalne6.jpg
(sorry i dont know how to attach stuff)

[edit] just scanned them and im not sure if its even possible, its very badly damaged and very old, i appreciate any attempts on it so much tho
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:50 PM
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Re: Need desperate help with old photo

Will need a much larger pic than that...scan it at 300dpi,
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:01 PM
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Re: Need desperate help with old photo

Thats how big the picture is im afraid Only bigger i can make is if i baloon it up, which would only pixalate it. :/
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:20 PM
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Re: Need desperate help with old photo

Ive just been told this needs to be done by tomorrow, eeek ! So dont worry guys thanks for all the help tho.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:33 PM
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Re: Need desperate help with old photo

It is currently 72dpi...if it was scanned at 300dpi then you would have a larger and easier copy to work on.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:18 PM
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Re: Need desperate help with old photo

A quickie from me
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:21 PM
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Oh wow, i wish i knew this sooner 'Doh

Here is the 300 dpi photo
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:22 PM
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A quickie from me
Thats great ^^ i will upload my one soon (Remember it was done in paint so that must earn extra credit right ?!)


Here it is

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9210/originalgf4.jpg

What do you guys think? Im having alil trouble resizing it alil so it will fit his locket. ITs not great but its an improvment Im really proud with it, took a good few hours, phew.

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Old 04-10-2008, 04:57 PM
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A quick one from me...
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:36 PM
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Re: Need desperate help with old photo

very nice, ziaphra!
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