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Old 05-22-2008, 10:23 PM
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Help - burned pictures

Hello
I need some help.. i´ve got pictures that have been in a fire and they are burned. What tool is best to use to safe/repair the pictures ??
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:02 AM
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Re: Help - burned pictures

Welcome to RTP, Nansy.

If you would post a sample of one of your pics it would help people see what the problems are and how best to deal with them. See HERE for info on posting photos.
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:25 PM
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Re: Help - burned pictures

Hi.. thank you swampy
Here are some sample of the pictures..
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:59 AM
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Re: Help - burned pictures

I downloaded the image afi2.jpg from your web site.

Well first I used image adjustments channel mixer to select the red channel.

I adjusted contrast with a curves adjustment layer

Next I selected the man and copied the selection to a new layer.

On top of the man I placed a blank layer with overlay blending mode and painted in luminosity with a white brush at low opacity

I then reconstructed the background and the frame
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:06 PM
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Vooo... thanks alot.. that is very great and well done...
Thank you
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:32 PM
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Re: Help - burned pictures

hi nansy, and welcome to RP.

photoshop or paint shop pro or another graphic editor would be the tool you would use. if you meant what tool within one of those programs, then pick one picture out of your lot and we can discuss that one and what it needs. each photo in your group needs its own attention.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:35 PM
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Re: Help - burned pictures

I took a go at this one:
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:21 AM
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Re: Help - burned pictures

nansy83, you might look into this site:

http://www.operationphotorescue.org/

OPR's mission is to repair photographs damaged by unforeseen circumstances such as house fires and natural disasters at no cost to the people who own them.
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:31 PM
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Re: Help - burned pictures

Hello again and thank you all for your reply.
I have a problem with this photo and this photo. Can anyone tell me what tool it is best to repair the photos. ??
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:16 PM
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Re: Help - burned pictures

for me, on both photos, it would mostly be clone, smudge, and airbrush, with some filters and blend modes as it became necessary and obvious. bear in mind, these are not easy fixes here, especially the one with the couple. however, before you do any cloning and that sort of work, do everything you can to make things easier. get the best scan you can and then do some highlighting work to bring out the image as much as possible. even a simple brightness/contrast adjustment layer will help on that first photo.
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