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  • Is there a new version of FFT for a 64 bit CS6. I installed one on 3-07-2018 and it worked great on the photo at that time. I have tried to get it to work again on new photos, but it will not work. I have several photos that were taken in 1973 that have paper texture I need to remove. I have tried scanning one normally and one 180 degrees and aligning them,but that didn't work. Does anyone have any suggestions? When I use the FFT filter I get a blurred image.


    • Originally posted by Johnb16343 View Post
      Is there a new version of FFT for a 64 bit CS6. I installed one on 3-07-2018 and it worked great on the photo at that time. I have tried to get it to work again on new photos, but it will not work. I have several photos that were taken in 1973 that have paper texture I need to remove. I have tried scanning one normally and one 180 degrees and aligning them,but that didn't work. Does anyone have any suggestions? When I use the FFT filter I get a blurred image.
      What will not work with the FFT ? It still works for me. Does it say something is missing?

      Please see for the Action to suppress the pattern in your images. Download and install.

      Is the attached photo an example image? Do you have a larger version? Always use the large version if available to remove the patterns.



      • Here is what I get.


        • Originally posted by Johnb16343 View Post
          Here is what I get.
          Let's make two more runs. First, run action and do not change the overlay. Get the output from the process. Second, run is almost the same where clean more around the spike in the center . Make white twice the size on input . Get the output to view. Last one should look the best. Of the three you didn't follow instructions by your whitening all the black spikes one earliest . Only the center spike needs more cleaning.
          Holler afterward please. Please review the video for changes which might help someone else.


          • Johnb16343:

            1. For questions regarding how to use the new filters/actions, please post in the correct thread:
            2. You seem do be doing the opposite of what the instructions tell you to do. Please see the tutorial video, readme file, or at least read the message that pops up when you run the action.
            3. It will work perfectly fine on your paper texture images.


            • Thank you for your help. I watched the video again and followed the steps. I get the same results. Tried another photo, but it does the same. Not to start an argument, but I did follow every step shown in the video. I used this once before and the results were great, but these photos will not work with this program.


              • I have uploaded the TIFF file to dropbox in case you wanted to see my problem. I am not use to dropbox. Hope I have uploaded it correctly. If you are able to correct it, then let me know how you did it. I do not want you to correct all of it, just what am I doing wrong.


                • You dropbox-link doesn't work (you luckily cannot link files like that - that would be crazy insecure as everyone would be able to access everyone's files). With dropbox, click "share" then "make a link". Or if using the desktop version, right-click, choose share, then create link. And we are still discussing this in the wrong thread (this thread is for the old plugin). It would be great if you posted your sample image in the thread for the new plugin.

                  Anyway, the screenshot you posted above shows you are doing the opposite of the tutorial. The tutorial at no points tells you to hide those dark/suppressed stars to reveal the original bright spots underneath. Those white spots/stars is what we need to *cover up* (as they are the pattern). You need to remove the suppression from the large center star (and the vertical/horizontal line), nothing else.

                  1. Run action #1. It will create an image consisting of a large cross and a bunch of smaller stars. And on top is a layer with dark stars covering up those bright stars for you (*so you don't have to do a lot of manual work*).
                  2. Use a black brush in the layer mask to reveal the center star and the horizontal/vertical line. So paint only in the middle of the image, and along the center lines.

                  It's easier to demonstrate. So go to 1:50 in the tutorial: to see it demonstrated what areas you need to hide/reveal (start a bit earlier to get the layers explained). There should be no bright spots anywhere (except the center star) when you are done. See 2:30 to see what it should look like once you are ready:

                  If you don't understand and need more examples of what you should do and what it should look like, then it is demonstrated again at 3:50-4:15, and at 5:20-5:40, and at 6:54-7:15.
                  There is also a short written tutorial in the readme (page 4). On step 2 there is a screenshot showing what it should look like once you have revealed the center star.


                  v2 is just around the corner.
                  Last edited by Chain; 05-28-2018, 03:43 PM.


                  • I am sorry I haven't answered your post sooner. I had electrodes inserted in my spine on the 22. I had a relapse and couldn't get on the computer. The first photo I did that worked great has only 4 dots, whereas the one I have been trying to work on has about 30. Thank you for your help. I will keep working on it. Here is the link to the dropbox. If this doesn't work, I give up. Lol
                    Have a great day.


                    • Thanks. I did a quick test on your image, and here is a screenshot showing roughly how it should look after you are done masking (I loaded the mask as a selection so you better could see the edge):
                      As you can see I only "painted over"/revealed the central star and the horizontal/vertical line. This suppressed most of the pattern right away. Doesn't matter if there is a million stars everywhere else, no need to touch those.

                      ANYWAY, to get better quality on this restoration you should really to three things differently when scanning (assuming you're the one scanning):

                      1. Scan at a higher resolution. Right now the paper texture is really tiny relative to the scan resolution. You would get a more accurate result with better resolution.
                      2. You have shadows and highlights that are clipping (color values reaching 0 or 255). This cam give less accurate suppression, and also makes it harder for you when correcting the colors.
                      3. Scan in 16 bits per channel (might be called "48-bit" in the scanner software). You need to do some heavy adjustments to this image, and this will help you get smoother results (avoiding banding issues).

                      I quickly processed the color image with v2 for you (since it's not out yet), and threw on a simple Curves layer to get the colors a bit more reasonable. Download the PSD here:

                      Also, good luck with your spine! That does not sound comfortable...


                      • Damnit, I wrote a long reply and it said "unapproved" or something? Don't know, now it's just vanished. Did they enable some feature that someone has to manually approve posts or something?
                        Maybe it will show up later...

                        Anyway, short version:
                        1. When scanning, scan at a higher resolution than you do now (300 is too low, go 600-1200, you can scale down later), scan at 16 bits per channel ("48-bit"), and make sure there are no colors clipping!
                        2. I did a quick test with the (soon to be realeased) v2 version of the filters/actions as they can handle color. PSD here:


                        • Ok, all posts I make appear blank and just says "unapproved". This is definitely something new. And if I refresh they disappear. Wtf?
                          I've tried replying like 3 times now. The first one was quite long and thorough, but by now I'm sorry, but I cannot be bothered to spend so much time writing all that again.

                          Now I have waited almost 20 hours, and trying to post from another computer, and not having any URLs in the message body. Does this one show up I wonder...?

                          Ok, now I can post. Great. So basically what I wrote was that your scan could benefit form being scanned at better quality (scan at higher resolution, 16 bpc, and avoid channels clipping). I did a screenshot of how it should look when suppressing (a bunch of black stars surrounding a white giant star), but that is lost now due to this stupid forum not allowing me to post yesterday.

                          I used v2 of the plugins (going live later today) as they support color, to process your image. Here is the resulting PSD.


                          • Version 2 is live. Unfortunately the thread got auto-tagged as spam and hidden. Hopefully it will come back once reviewed.

                            In the meantime, here is the new tutorial, and the description holds a direct download link until the forum thread is approved:
                            Last edited by Chain; 06-02-2018, 05:33 AM.


                            • NEW VERISON MOVED TO A SEPARATE WEB PAGE

                              This avoids the links getting lost again due to forum updates.

                              The official thread to discuss it is here:

                              ---End Of Thread---

                              (Please move any feedback on this new version into the new thread)
                              Last edited by Chain; 06-07-2018, 11:25 AM.


                              • Such great information, I like to take photos, it will be very useful to me!

                                Last edited by White Lightning; 11-13-2019, 11:07 AM.