Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

jpeg images

Thread Tools
Old 04-19-2003, 12:37 PM
christo christo is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Oregon
Posts: 110
jpeg images

I work for a small, local real estate newspaper. Over the past year we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of images they are sent to us as jpeg files. I am a traditional photographer (35mm), but have looked into digital to some extent. As far as I can discern, these images we are getting are not being shot at the highest resolution possible. We do some resizing, and sharpening (unsharp mask at 200, 1, 15) of the images before we place them in PageMaker for output to a web press. More and more we are seeing realtors unhappy because the images don’t look as good as they should. Does anyone have any tips, tricks or techniques that we can use that would help out?
Reply With Quote top
Old 04-19-2003, 05:51 PM
Stephen M Stephen M is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 439
Christo, lucky for you that you are in newsprint - this is a very forgiving medium for less than ideal originals.

Your output is probably 85 or 100 lpi - so with the golden rule of around 1.5 to 2 x the input pixels as output lpi you will need around 130-200 ppi in the image when used at 100% size.

So, when you first get the image/s - crop a dupe down to the approx content reqd. Go to image/image size and uncheck the resample box so that no new pixels are added or existing pixels removed. Resize the ppi to 130-200 ppi as your tests have indicated whatever figure works best for this type of image content. The print size of the image will grow/shrink to accomodate the new resolution ppi size that you have entered. This is now the largest size that you can place and use this image without inventing new pixels (upsampling).

Get the folk taking the pics to use the largest resolution they can. If this is not enough then they need a better camera or you have to invent pixels.

Get the folk taking the pics to use less JPEG compression, and to buy more cards to write the higher res files to.

For cleaning up digicam images, I would recommend this action set:


Stephen Marsh.
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to batch convert raw images to jpeg sunkist4338 Input/Output/Workflow 19 01-22-2012 09:44 AM
help on resizing JPEG Images w/ minimal pixelation PSource Photoshop Help 1 12-22-2005 08:10 AM
Resizing images for RetouchPRO jeaniesa Photo Retouching 18 09-26-2005 12:20 AM
Noisy JPEG Images kjsargenti@hawa Image Help 18 04-10-2005 09:39 PM
I believe I messed up the Board billglaw Photo Restoration 25 01-09-2003 02:02 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved