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Old 02-17-2009, 11:53 PM
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I have an old photo (1920) I am trying to repair. I have tried several methods of attack but have gotten poor results. I would appreciate if some of you more experienced people could share some knowledge to me of how to do this repair. :o)

Sorry for not posting for a while... but due to illness and injury I am not online or at my computer as much nowadays, my eyes are not what they use to be.

I am trying to bring this old photo back to life to be given as a gift to a person who is in this photo. She is now in her 90s and sharp as a pin.

I can provide a much larger resolution if needed.

Thanks for any help on this photo.

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Old 02-18-2009, 05:00 AM
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Re: how to remove fingerprint

John_D, i think you could find clone tool quite handy to solve your problem.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:20 PM
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Re: how to remove fingerprint

I'd suggest re-scanning the photo in color without any other processing, 16 bit depth if you can, and re-posting the result. Fingerprints are often discolored and we can take advantage of that to get rid of them.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:04 PM
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Re: how to remove fingerprint

John,
Can you use part of the right arm to blend over the left arm?
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:38 AM
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Re: how to remove fingerprint

Is it good?
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:26 AM
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Re: how to remove fingerprint

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Is it good?
You could keep going... but i think anybody could be happy with it.

Still a bit uneven and more healing could be done.

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Old 02-20-2009, 02:43 PM
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Re: how to remove fingerprint

This is my try.

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Old 02-22-2009, 12:34 PM
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Re: how to remove fingerprint

cun030876;
I have been trying with clone tool as well as other tools using Photoshop 7 but just cannot get it to look acceptible. Which is why I posted here. I must be doing something wrong here. I am hoping some skilled members here will come up with a method and explain it here so I can follow along with their technique and try for better results.

Thanks
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:36 PM
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Hi lurch ;
I have the original scan here without presets or edits. I can try to post if you wish.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:39 PM
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Hi des151;
No. The opposite arm is only showing the inside of the arm. He is reaching out to a child.
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