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Old 12-08-2009, 02:19 PM
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photo of a photo

My sister sent me a photo of a very old photo. She doesn't have the original. In photoshop there are lines and patterns. They became worse when I applied the Dust and Scratches filter. Will the FFT filter help in this case, or ...?
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:33 PM
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Re: photo of a photo

Yes it will.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:37 PM
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Re: photo of a photo

In my opinion you will do just as well or better with a good noise filter like Noiseware or one of the filters in Photoshop than you will with an FFT filter (example attached). FYI, the image you uploaded was saved on jpg 3so you have very significantly degraded it as noted by all of the artifacts. Hopefully you have a much higher resolution photo.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:33 PM
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Re: photo of a photo

The uploaded image is a small section of the whole. The orig photo was taken about a hundred years ago and it was copied at some point. We no longer have the orig and we don't know how the copy was made but assume it was with a camera, and then printed. My sister scanned the copy as a jpeg and emailed it to me so I can't avoid the degradation with this one.

I did try the FFT filter multiple times and it does improve the image each time, to my surprise.

Thanks for the info. I'll post something after I make more progress.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:54 AM
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Re: photo of a photo

Hi, the parallel lines are very strange for such an old photo, it looks like a belinograph one !
What i have done, quickly I confess, is 1. enhance the contrast and 2. apply a gaussian blur for a more realistic rendering of an old grained photo. The result must be adjusted for the whole image, with a sepia tone as a final touch. Hope it helps.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:07 PM
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Red face Re: photo of a photo

Not great, but its my effort none the less
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:57 PM
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Re: photo of a photo

Gordie, I like your rendering.
Blurred/Sharpened, then added back some noise.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:07 AM
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Re: photo of a photo

try FFT in Image Analyzer. it's easier to use and does a good job. it's a free program from MeeSoft.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:08 PM
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Re: photo of a photo

i did some work on this and yes, i used image analyzer's fft filter, plus a lot of other stuff.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:20 PM
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Re: photo of a photo

There is a little info in there.
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