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Old 10-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Colan Colan is offline
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Improving Black & White restoration

I found this damaged old photo at my mothers. My father is one of the guys in it. I think it dates from the mid 1950's

As you can see it was taken inside a pub or amusement arcade and is very dark with little light except the faces. I have tried to repair and bring out the figures as best as I could, but just managed to make the image very dark and flat.

Any help on how to brighten the image up and make the people stand out a bit more

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:18 AM
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Re: Improving Black & White restoration

If you want to get some detail in the background, you cold try running a photoshop hdr toning filter on the thing. If there's anything there to bring out, it will reveal it in an oversharpened, hdr-like layer, and you can see if you can blend in the results
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:11 PM
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Re: Improving Black & White restoration

You can also try highlights and shadows on a duplicated layer and blend that as necessary.
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