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Need help restoring photos? Please help!!!

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:40 AM
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Re: Need help restoring photos? Please help!!!

Is there any good reason why you are ignoring my question about your original scan?

Is it that you are looking for someone to do a freebie for you? If so try the classifieds

Only if you are prepared to answer questions posed to you and try the suggestions made will you get a proper response that may help you help yourself.

To reinforce the need for the best scan you can get to minimise work I have taken your posted original. After using curves to lighten and to minimise cloning applied dust and scratches and also ran the fft filter to minimise further the vertical line issue. As you can see these actions have caused a loss of sharpness that I at least find unacceptable. Also the image is pretty pixelated due to its small size as evidenced by the apparent graininess. I believe that more image information will be available in a better scan both in terms of 48bit colour and the highest dpi you can get and if as I believe the lines have been introduced by scanning you will save yourself much time cleaning up
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:09 AM
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Re: Need help restoring photos? Please help!!!

I have actually been trying to take care of it myself with the Spot Healing and Clone Stamp tools. My result is attached. I am not looking for a freebee, I wanted to know the best methods for handling such a task. I haven't been able to ask my aunt about the scanner quality thing.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:38 AM
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Re: Need help restoring photos? Please help!!!

Great, my faith restored . Looks like you are doing a good job so far but a lot of work. I would wait and see if you can get a better scan before going further - it just may save you an awful lot of work and get you a much better final image.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:10 PM
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Re: Need help restoring photos? Please help!!!

I had a Canon scanner that was doing that, I ran a calibration that was in the scanner utility program, and it straightened out. Turn the pic 90 deg and scan. If the lines change direction, it's a scanner problem.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:44 AM
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Re: Need help restoring photos? Please help!!!

I concur with Steve13, my old Canon had that issue and the Calibration fixed it.!
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