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Old 01-31-2003, 08:16 AM
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Hi Barbie,

Me too....
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Old 02-02-2003, 12:54 AM
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Yes, use your histogram. Here is an article that explains how to set your black and white points and why it increases the tonal range. The article is several pages, but the two pages that defines the setting of histogram points starts at http://www.scantips.com/simple1b.html.
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:07 AM
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I'm reading the reply I posted last night and it seems to contradict my first post. I should have said it increases the tonal range between your black and white points. Also, the link I supplied doesn't work. Here's another try
http://www.scantips.com/simple1b.html
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:56 AM
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Thanks Barbie. I do that all the time and just wanted to make sure I understood what you were saying - and not a new technique that I hadn't heard of before.

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Old 02-02-2003, 12:03 PM
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Wonderful old photo! You might try this:
(1) duplicate layer
(2)set blend mode to "Multiply" then Flatten
(3)press{ Ctrl+Alt +Tilde (~) } keys
(4) Layer via Copy {Ctrl+J}
(5) Set Blend mode to multiply
(6) Flatten
(7) Repeat steps 3 and 4
(8) set Blend mode to overlay and Flatten
(9) Add Hue/Saturation Adj. layer and set saturation to around minus 73 or so
(10) Flatten
(11)Tweak levels and use Dodge tool set to Shadows and exposure to around 37% or so to lighten areas which appear too dark.
Very nice old photo. Would advise storing it in Archival envelope, pH neutral, in a controlled humidity and temp environment...try keeping it from being exposed to humidity in excess of 50% and temps over 60 degrees if at all possible and avoid displaying it in direct sunlight or under unshielded flourescent lighting..UV kills photos fairly quickly and high humidity/temp contribute to sulfiding deterioration. Good luck....Tom
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Old 02-03-2003, 09:49 AM
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Barbie, thanks for the tip and the link.

Tom, I'm going to give your method a shot. Also will combine several of thips I got, and see how that works. If you want to use this as a challenge, feel free.

Larry
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:14 AM
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Nice to see you back Tom!!!

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Old 06-20-2010, 11:20 PM
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Re: Old Family Photo

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:44 PM
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Re: Old Family Photo

I've been doing a similar family history photo scanning project and Photoshop's Shadow/Highlights tool is great for detail restoration, though to a point. I've gotten detail back in wedding dresses, etc. S/H will also increase noise and intensify any scratches, so keep that in mind.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:19 AM
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Re: Old Family Photo

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