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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.

    John_D
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    Last edited by John_D; 02-17-2009, 11:03 PM. Reason: correction

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    John_D, i think you could find clone tool quite handy to solve your problem.

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
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        John,
        Can you use part of the right arm to blend over the left arm?
        Ray

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        • #5
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          Is it good?
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          • #6
            Re: how to remove fingerprint

            Originally posted by Paradigma View Post
            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.

            -Keven

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            • #7
              Re: how to remove fingerprint

              This is my try.

              dc
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              • #8
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                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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                • #9
                  Re: how to remove fingerprint

                  Hi lurch ;
                  I have the original scan here without presets or edits. I can try to post if you wish.

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                  • #10
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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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                    • #11
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                      Hi Paradigma;

                      You result is better than mine so far... what did you use?

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                      • #12
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                        Hi DCobb;
                        Nice job... but what do I need to do to get the texture of the jacket.

                        If I can repair this photo, I need to repair the sleeve well enough to allow an enlargement to 11x14. ( or 12x something... not sure atm) without the damaged sleeve being too noticeable.

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                        • #13
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                          Hi Lurch;
                          Here is a bettere copy of the pic at a higheer res and scanned with no presets. The pic has not been edited.

                          http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/u..._01/Ha-800.jpg
                          Last edited by John_D; 02-22-2009, 01:01 PM.

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                          • #14
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                            Hi John_D

                            I used curves.
                            Try to make all the image darker, then invert mask and with 5% opactity brush make fingerprint mask. When you get correct luminocity u can add some texture with healing brush.

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                            • #15
                              Re: how to remove fingerprint

                              John,
                              This is my try. I used clone, and a bit copy and paste.
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