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Old 11-30-2009, 09:08 AM
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Re: Hopeless case?

Is there a clue ,what newspaper it was in.
They my have the picture in the archives.
The new Band my also have it.
Any way here is a small try.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:17 PM
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Re: Hopeless case?

Cupcake that looks pretty neat! It looks tons better than I was getting.
Somehow it looks like there's a bit more detail whatever way you adjusted it.

Can I ask how you went about working on it?

Many thanks
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:55 AM
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Sent you a message.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:45 AM
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Re: Hopeless case?

Sometimes photos are too far gone to do a proper restore.
This photo is newsprint to begin with and is showing it's age.
If it's worth saving for historical/personal/family value then any
incremental improvements will be the best hope for it's final
display condition.

I find proper framing adds to it's displayable potential when restoration
falls short. I guess what I'm saying is, "don't go too hard on yourself
if the end product isn't what you initially had in mind for your grandfather".

He will love it in spite of the photo's imperfections, mainly because you
took the time to work on it and/or frame it to give it to him for his pleasure
along with protecting it for future generations of family.

Good Luck!
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:17 PM
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Re: Hopeless case?

Thanks for the message aartist
I have pretty much done everything I can with it. I know it's not much, but my grandad was very happy, especially considering the original is now in pieces! (more pieces!!)
When I got back home for Christmas I had a look at the original, and it is literally just crumbling now.
It is true though that there is more of a halftone effect on the paper than there was on the scan. I don't even have that scanner any more, but I was totally unaware that there was any kind of processing going on :s If I had've known about ICE back then

Anyways, here's what I ended up with. I know it's not a pro job, but I've never really done anything like this before! Again hosted on deviantart...

http://tiny.cc/PDAM2

I hope you all approve! Thanks again everyone, especially cupcake, you were an unbelievable help

Oh, and my grandad was really happy with it. At 92, I don't think he quite understood how it got better, but he apprecited it!
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:45 PM
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Re: Hopeless case?

Excellent Job!!

Thanks for sharing the final, fantastic, outcome! Looking forward to more from you!
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:47 PM
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Your final product was excellent and no doubt he is enjoying it!!!
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:32 PM
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Re: Hopeless case?

Hi, I'm new here. I just want to tell you, laelaps, that your final product is great! Congratulations. That original photo was a real challenge!! and it inspires me to continue restoring my uncle's old photograph (from 1966)
Greetings from México
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:55 PM
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Re: Hopeless case?

I played around a bit for fun and experience before giving up. Very nice job with the final version of this impossible restoration. I've got a photo from 1928 and another from 1935, which before I saw this, I felt were going to be a challenge. In comparison though, I'll have an easy time of it.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:19 PM
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Re: Hopeless case?

Well, let it rest in peace. Too much faces missing.
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