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Old 05-26-2012, 10:58 PM
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Having some issues with this photo

I am restoring these photos for a friend of the family, but my issue is this grain. Im having issues getting rid of it.
Heres the orginal
http://i48.tinypic.com/xpn7ug.png
And heres my result.
http://i46.tinypic.com/2dbmhs5.png

Any help will be useful cause im stumped on this one
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:45 AM
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Re: Having some issues with this photo

Hi bunnyglomp!

Welcome to RP!!

Yep ... one of the 'nastiest' case of graininess I've ever seen ...

I had a go at it ... maybe I managed to remove a bit more grain, but my result isn't much different than yours ... (Beside the grain, I corrected only the parts that 'distracted' me ... i.e. strong magenta cast on faces and colour in general..)


Here is my workflow ...


Let me know if you'd like a more detailed explanation...

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Old 06-08-2012, 07:53 AM
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Re: Having some issues with this photo

Wow Flora, I would definetly like a more detailed explanation. I'm always having trouble removing grain, and wind up turning to some Imagenomic plugins, but it doesn't work so well when the grain is as large as it is in photos like that.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:08 AM
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Hi Bressler,

Welcome to RP!!

Thank you so much for your feedback and kindness!

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Wow Flora, I would definetly like a more detailed explanation. I'm always having trouble removing grain, and wind up turning to some Imagenomic plugins, but it doesn't work so well when the grain is as large as it is in photos like that.
Will certainly do ... but , being a firm believer that each photo has a life of its own, it would help if you could post an example of your 'trouble' image ... If you cannot post the whole image, a cropped part of it could be enough.

In case you need it, here you can find help on 'how to attach images/files' to your post.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:30 AM
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Re: Having some issues with this photo

This one is one that I'm not even quite sure where to start

Here
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:32 AM
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Re: Having some issues with this photo

Here's a cropped section
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: Having some issues with this photo

Hi again Bressler,

I worked on your cropped image (the full one a bit small)

(please, keep in mind that by restoring/retouching photos in very bad conditions or of very poor quality, you'll never get a 'clean, crisp like new' result ... )

... anyway, here is what I did:

Asymmetric Frequency Separation ... don't know if you have used it before ... but for those who haven't here is a short Tutorial about it ... and, attached, a PS action I wrote for it. (includes the 16 bits image version as well)


If you use my action, it'll stop to let you decide the Gaussian Blur Radius (default = 4) ...
For this image I went for a 1.8 Radius


When the action has finished you should have a 'new group' on top of your Background... Open it (3 Layers inside) and click on the HIGH Layer to highlight it.


go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur where, for this image I chose a Radius of 0.5


here the comparison after this procedure


From this point you can do as much or as little as you wish ... I used Neat Image to minimize the noise even further after which I lightly sharpened the image.


... and that's all ...

Hope this helps ...
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:04 AM
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Re: Having some issues with this photo

I worked some more on your picture picture and managed to sharpen it a bit more in spite of the noise reduction.

From left to right:
  • Original
  • my previous version
  • my last version
200% Zoom: SNAP-150-s.jpg


100% Zoom: SNAP-151.jpg

My workflow for the last version: SNAP-152.jpg
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