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Old 02-22-2009, 05:29 PM
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Great Great Grandpa Joe

I just got this scan from one of my long lost cousins. It is of my great great grandfather from Ireland. I have tryed to make it better but I am a bit lost. How can I make his face sharper?(I have a 1.1meg copy but cant upload anywhere)
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:57 PM
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How can I make his face sharper?(I have a 1.1meg copy but cant upload anywhere)
Mikiez, welcome to RetouchPRO , What retouching software do you have? This will help focus the tips to the programs you have available to work with.
You could post a link to a site that is hosting a larger version using any of these other host options:
ImageVenue.com (3Meg max, free) or pixentral.com (2Meg max, free) or photobucket.com (1 Meg max free,... 5 Meg PRO)-- .Flickr.com (5Meg max free.. BUT they resize to 1024 long side if you don't pay)
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:56 PM
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http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?pi...xQHnLL249j8Q2o
Here is the full size of the pic now, also I have photoshop cs3.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:40 PM
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Re: Great Great Grandpa Joe

hi miklez,

try an unsharp mask (usm) at a fairly low level, something like 2/100/5. you could also try contrasting methods. this wont necessarily truly sharpen, but it might give the impression of it.

oh, and welcome to RP.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:30 AM
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Re: Great Great Grandpa Joe

I gave it a go. I use psp pro ultimate X2.
I did a high pass sharpen, photo effects black and white film, then adjusted the highlight,midtone, and shadow.
Im not very good at all with sharpening blurry photos...as most know. but I wanted to try.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:16 PM
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http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?pi...aNj0yVKPs1zjw1
Any better? I cant see much diff

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Old 02-23-2009, 08:00 PM
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Re: Great Great Grandpa Joe

I had a little time to play around so gave it a try. I did some levels adjustments, a small amount of clone and noise removal. Did a couple of high pass sharpens and added some noise to even things out. Got rid of the old background. I didn't get it a whole lot sharper than original.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:21 PM
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Hi Nan!
Great job, love the way you singled him out, make it much nicer!
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:22 PM
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Re: Great Great Grandpa Joe

OK, I am totally confused now!.. which is the original scan? the black & white at pixentral or the sepia toned in the first post?

It looks as if both have had work done on them or scanned in B/W.. It would be nice to have a high resolution color scan of the original with NO automatic settings turned ON.. the reason I ask is there seems to be a great deal of information that might have been usable.

Nan, That looks real GOOD!

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OK, I am totally confused now!.. which is the original scan? the black & white at pixentral or the sepia toned in the first post?

It looks as if both have had work done on them or scanned in B/W.. It would be nice to have a high resolution color scan of the original with NO automatic settings turned ON.. the reason I ask is there seems to be a great deal of information that might have been usable.

Nan, That looks real GOOD!
Post #3 has the original in full size, and there is no way I could get a better scan the picture is half way around the country and I dont think my cousin wants to part with such a valuable piece of family history(Im in NJ pic is in Ireland...).

Nice Nan Looks alot better then original I think I will use it for my family tree.
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