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Old 08-16-2011, 04:06 PM
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Re: so grainy

A starting point might be to use Polaroid (free) dust and scratch filter
I did this with the light box checked on your full sized image

Give the Gif a couple seconds to change
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:53 PM
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No problem at all about the delay I appreciate your help did you use Lightroom for the restore? I've downloaded a trial version of Adobe Lightroom I shall have a try with that.

Would you mind if I ask did you use the noise filter within Photoshop I am not sure about the luminance? can you if possible give me in detail of what you've done please your results is very good and I would like to achieve similar I am willing to learn any tips and tricks.

Many thanks
Helen
Hi Helen
Even through I have Lightroom, I just used ACR to achieve the results. Here are the step by step that you could use (there are other valid approaches as others have mentioned)

- Open Camera Raw Preferences. I did this from my Mac yet I believe Preferences is under "Edit" menu item on the PC (others jump in if this is wrong)
Screen shot 2011-08-16 at 4.41.10 PM.png
- In Camera Raw Preferences set options at bottom to have JPEGs open in ACR before going to Photoshop:
Screen shot 2011-08-16 at 4.41.26 PM.png
- Open your JPEG file and you should see it open in ACR
- Select near upper right the icon that looks like two little mountains (or triangles) to open the following dialog:
Screen shot 2011-08-16 at 4.36.30 PM.png
- I set the luminance slider to 50 and the Luminance detail to 40
- From here you can either "Open Image" to Photoshop or Save Image directly.

That's all I did.

Hope the detail helps.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:37 AM
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Thanks so much both of you, you Guys are great.

OlBaldy,

I've downloaded the dust and scratch software I shall have a try at using it. I have restored grainy photos before but the one I've posted really beat the rest way than what I could handle without asking how others would handle it.

John,

I really appreciated the detailed explanations and will give it a try also.

helen
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:12 AM
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Ok I've followed both your tips John and Olbaldy. I open the photo in camera raw and follow your instructions John it works wonders then I used the dust and scratch as suggested by OlBaldy that too works great.

The only thing now I don't have your great results OlBaldy there are still a few of white spots did you get rid of the white spot with the PolarDSR dust and scratch?

http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/137298141

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:38 AM
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<clip>OlBaldy there are still a few of white spots did you get rid of the white spot with the PolarDSR dust and scratch?

http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/137298141

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helen
yes, but there were some residual horizontal and vertical lines which were lighter and needed to be cloned/healed/darkened/camouflaged in some way before other repairs were enacted
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:59 PM
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yes, but there were some residual horizontal and vertical lines which were lighter and needed to be cloned/healed/darkened/camouflaged in some way before other repairs were enacted
That is great thanks for the details explanation.



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