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Old 07-15-2010, 04:38 PM
Gerald McClaren Gerald McClaren is offline
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How to remove chroma colors from a photo

I was given a photo slide to restore and it has a lot of chroma color under the neck and all around the outer edges of the photo. Can someone please tell how can I remove the chroma colors from this photo.


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Old 07-15-2010, 08:01 PM
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Re: How to remove chroma colors from a photo

If you have a RAW file, you can do that in Lightroom (best option). Otherwise, in Photoshop under Filter>Lens Correction, you can adjust the red/cyan/blue/yellow fringe
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:02 AM
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Re: How to remove chroma colors from a photo

What do you mean by chroma color?
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:28 AM
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Re: How to remove chroma colors from a photo

Green, red, and blue noise on the photo slide. The color noise are on the face, edges of the photo, and under the neck.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:50 PM
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Re: How to remove chroma colors from a photo

I can't see any of that noise in that downsampled picture which is interesting, so perhaps you could downsize a copy of your original and then blow it up to its original size again and use that as a layer in color mode on top of your original image.

Or perhaps you could go in Lab mode and slightly blur the a and b channels .

Or use a denoising plugin.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:13 PM
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Re: How to remove chroma colors from a photo

If you look closely under his neck there are the chroma noise or color noise. Also, look on his right-hand away from his watch, and on his left-hand edges outer edge of the photo. I'll see if I can download a larger copy. Thanks for your response. I tried removing the chroma noise in lightroom, but that didn't work either.

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Old 07-18-2010, 01:38 PM
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Re: How to remove chroma colors from a photo

I don't know if this image is at the real size; but more than chroma noise, what i see is artifacts due to bad compression settings. if this is the case, I would try using gaussian blur with masks and hi pass filter afterwards.
Better yet, do the above but "by hand"
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:29 AM
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Re: How to remove chroma colors from a photo

I agree with peregrina about the compression artefacts, but I can also see how it affects the colours .. (Attachment 1)

Gerald, you are probably working on a higher resolution image, but obviously you still have the problem...

What I used is, maybe, the oldest and less sophisticated way of minimizing this problem:
  • Created a new Document of the image.
  • Changed the Mode of this newly created Document to L*a*b* (Image>Mode>Lab Color).
  • Opened the Channels Tab and used Gaussian Blur on *a and *b leaving the *Lightness Channel untouched.
My result: (Attachment 2)

Shift-Drag the modified L*a*b* background on top of your RGB background and continue with your retouch.

One thing ... this method tends to make all the colours in the image more uniform/flat ... so you might use a Layer Mask to hide the effect on the parts of the image you want to keep 'original'.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:55 PM
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Re: How to remove chroma colors from a photo

Hi! Flora, when I had scanned these film slides with an Epson Photo Scanner those red, green and blue color noise were on them already. I thought those were chroma noise or color noise. What do you mean compression artifacts? Is it because the slides were from jpegs? I thank you Flora and everyone for their input. I'll try your method Flora and see how it will come out. Thanks again

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Old 07-30-2010, 08:56 AM
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Re: How to remove chroma colors from a photo

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If you have a RAW file, you can do that in Lightroom (best option). Otherwise, in Photoshop under Filter>Lens Correction, you can adjust the red/cyan/blue/yellow fringe
Or load the TIFF into Adobe Camera Raw and try using the new noise reduction tools in 6.1 there. Yes, it works way, way better on a raw. Just do an Open as Camera Raw and the TIFF will open in ACR.
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