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Old 07-08-2009, 11:49 AM
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How can I improve this image?

The attached is a scan of a photo with glass stuck to print.
I have tried various methods, RGB channel manipulation, blending modes etc., with little success.
The grey/blue stain on the face et al is also proving troublesome as it seems to be present in all channels.
I would normally take the time to resolve this image but unfortunatley the young lady in the photo died last week and the restored image is required for her soon to be held memorial service.
Any suggestions/help with this image would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:21 PM
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Re: How can I improve this image?

You mentioned the photo is stuck to glass. (after scanning it of course) you can usually release it by floating it in water- can take awhile- be patient. The photo swells and it will usually "unstick". If it is real bad a touch of photoflo will do the trick. Just make sure you handle it with care when wet. It will look funny, but once dry it will be back to normal. Since time is an issue wondering if restoring the original might be your best option.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:21 PM
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Re: How can I improve this image?

Chil, the image you attached is way too small (150 x 200 pixels). You have a 100KB limit so you should be able to upload an image with 3 or 4 times that size. There is not enough detail in this one to adequately analyze it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:15 PM
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Re: How can I improve this image?

I'm sorry for the loss.


Here is the full size!


http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9102/redbow.jpg

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Old 07-08-2009, 02:19 PM
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Re: How can I improve this image?

Hello mistermonday & mochamoose,

I tried to upload a higher quality image but it kept exceeding the maximum file size. This one is just under 100KB according to the upload aplet.
I have posted a full size (<5 x 7 @300dpi) version on Flickr at
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2458/...b38a0df0_b.jpg.
The original photo is stuck to the frame glass and a photographer/printer colleague reckoned that the paper coating is such that it will not "wet" sufficiently to separate cleanly, without damage, from the glass.
Many thanks for your replies.

Chil
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:30 PM
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Re: How can I improve this image?

Hello Cupcake,

Considering what you had to work with it is a great improvement, how did you remove the facial staining?

Many thanks
chil
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:43 PM
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Re: How can I improve this image?

I painted over it with the color and then blended it.
Re painted the hair on that side.

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http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4220/redbow3.jpg
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:59 PM
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Re: How can I improve this image?

Hello again Cupcake,

Perfect!
Aren't things easy when you know how
(Separate layer in color/hue mode?)
Many thanks for taking the time to help with this and also your earlier condolences.
I'm off to have a play with the 1200dpi version now.

Again, many thanks

chil
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:15 PM
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Re: How can I improve this image?

This suggestion isn't about color or repair. I would select the mountains and some of the background grasses and give it some blur to focus more on the lovely subject.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:41 PM
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Re: How can I improve this image?

Hello Cupcake,

Thought so, I ended up treating it like a "tinting" operation, painting colours where needed.
Three versions here, I particularly like the sepia one.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2359019...n/photostream/
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