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Old 04-30-2009, 11:31 AM
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Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

Hi all,
just joined the forums. got a few pics of my mother's trip and whilst some are ok, some are absolutely horrific. dunno if the negaatives got damaged in the camera or the processing, but this is an example. i can about fix the brightness but it makes the horizontal lines even worse. any quick(ish) tips? save a lot of masking/blurring etc etc, i'm lost. there's about 12 to do, so i'd prefer not to have to spend 6 hours on each pic!

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/6991/cnv00035.jpg


Thanks in advance..
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:53 PM
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Re: Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

Well I had a scanner that did that. It was an old slide scanner. It becomes more obvious in under exposed photos. So my first thought is is to rescan the photo with a different scanner.
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:24 PM
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Re: Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

Killerwolf,
Welcome to RetouchPro !
Sorry, no good ideas at the moment. Every channel in every color mode has similar problems. You could still experiment in CMYK or LAB to see what minimizes it the most.

Hopefully someone else will have some advise.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:44 PM
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Re: Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

I have a little Canon lide usb scanner I carry with my laptop that was scanning prints like that. I ran the calibration tool that came with the software and it straightened out. Don't know if that's the problem here though.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:49 PM
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Re: Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

Another idea to test if it is the scanner or not: scan the image twice rotating the photo 90 degrees during the second scan.

Then compare if the lines show in the same direction or if they changed direction.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:53 AM
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Re: Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

I tried but wound up loosing too much of the image.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:02 AM
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Re: Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

Save yourself a lot of trouble and just get a new scanner.
I've seen this before, it won't get better and soon it will stop working for good.

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Old 05-01-2009, 11:57 AM
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Re: Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

cheers all and thanks for the welcome.

sadly, it's not my scanner, or pics - my mother got them done at a shop in town. haven't seen the negatives themselves but i strongly suspect they're damaged rather than the scan procedure itself. i'll ask next time i see her tho.

cheers
KW
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:55 PM
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Re: Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

I had tried but tired........ at last gave up!!!
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:32 PM
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Re: Help please - getting rid of horrendous lines

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...sadly, it's not my scanner, or pics - my mother got them done at a shop in town. haven't seen the negatives themselves...
Don't know about the rest of you, but I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking at here. Is this then a scan of a print?

If so, I agree there's little that can be done to fix this. The more I kick it up, the worse it looks. Color channels are doing nada for me.

I suppose the only hope lies in the negs. Perhaps they're OK, and there was a problem in the printing end of things.
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