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Old 07-03-2009, 06:58 PM
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removing scotch tape from old photo

This is a photo of my grandparents wedding how would I go about removing the scotch tape, this is a copy of the photo so the tape in part of the picture. thank you in advance.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:46 PM
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Re: removing scotch tape from old photo

hello,

if it's possible to get to the original, I would scan that. Then check the rgb color channels to see if you can isolate the scotch tape color in order to restore what is left of the picture. I would imagine that the tape part would be all yellowed, while the rest of the picture is probably discolored as well.

If you are only able to work with this greyscale image (with no color information) you'll have a tougher go at it. 'Beg borrow and/or steal' from similar poses you can dig up from other pictures to incorporate into this one.

good luck!
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:15 PM
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Re: removing scotch tape from old photo

I know the picture is old, but do you by any chance have a higher resolution or a larger picture you could put up at a different site..?
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:26 PM
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Re: removing scotch tape from old photo

Like Pam said.... do a scan in color
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:28 PM
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Re: removing scotch tape from old photo

This is all I have its the copy of the picture, and the original had been tape together. It looks like you can see a hand under the tape. The other sites are they like photobucket ? thanks for your time and help
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:33 AM
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Re: removing scotch tape from old photo

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if it's possible to get to the original, I would scan that. Then check the rgb color channels to see if you can isolate the scotch tape color in order to restore what is left of the picture. I would imagine that the tape part would be all yellowed, while the rest of the picture is probably discolored as well.
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This is all I have its the copy of the picture, and the original had been tape together. It looks like you can see a hand under the tape. The other sites are they like photobucket ? thanks for your time and help
Yes a place like "photo bucket", or "Flickr" there are several places out there just link it back here .. And do scan in color. -yellowing of the tape will make it easier to isolate. But try to get as large of picture as possible. A gray scale is harder to work with but it can be done....
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:47 AM
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Re: removing scotch tape from old photo

http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/y...se12/santa.jpg Is this what you were talking about I put the picture in photobucket. thanks again
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:33 AM
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Re: removing scotch tape from old photo

rosie, It was quite a task finding people holding right hands But I found this one and only picture of right hands you might be able to mask and use.. darken the mans sleeve opening to match the original... clone in a fake arm to connect the ladies hand then merge all and clone out the remaining tape... hope this helps
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:33 PM
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Re: removing scotch tape from old photo

Thank you for taking the time and effort I will try to do what you said. thanks again. Rosie
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:56 PM
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Re: removing scotch tape from old photo

I gave it a go.
I did my best considering the size is so tiny..
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