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    Default How would you fix this photo ?

    Hi all fellow CS'rs

    We get numerous aged photo's to re-print.

    Some are worn or tainted in some way or another.

    Here is one such problem photo.

    Using Photoshop and say,the "healing brush" this can take much time to fix.

    Does anyone have a few suggestions that might help cut down the time.

    Any thoughts are greatly appreciated




    Thank you in advance for any help,

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    Default Re: How would you fix this photo ?

    wow! this one alone can take quite a while to fix, and it looks like a wedding shot to me, so if you have hundreds of these... but i suppose it also = $$$$$$

    i don't know of any other way to fix such a scan, except to apply lots of patience and love. oh yes, elbow grease too.
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    actually here's a thought. outsource them to CSers and as long as its a fair split for their effort i'm sure you have a number of skilled photoshoppers to help with the load.
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    Default Re: How would you fix this photo ?

    Is this a scan? If yes, the scanner nowadays have dust / stain removing functions which are quite smart and can do wonders. Unless it is a big patch, else those mouldy spots should be easily done for.
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    You need a good scanner for these kinds of pictures. If you're planning to buy one this coming Comex on March, I suggest you bring some of the pictures like this and testing it during at Comex. I did that the last time I bought my scanner. Frankly speaking it's very tough to get rid of it.

    You need to spend a lot of time and patient on it.
    If you have PS, try to use the sample of color and paint with it, it can be done easily especially for the white color in your picture. I've done this many times.

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    I think Pablo is based in Australia?
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    Default Re: How would you fix this photo ?

    Hi,

    Thank you for the replies Andy Ang, chaesal, Trigger Happy.

    Yes, I am in Australia.

    We have quite a good scanner and it has the "ICE" program.

    It is good at fixing up scratches and dust on slides, but when having to deal with photo's such as this one,

    it comes down to long tedious work in photoshop as ICE wont cut it.

    I much doubt there is a quicker way, but I am always hopeing

    Cheers
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    Default Re: How would you fix this photo ?

    Say "YEAR" To Epson Scanner!

    Haha, I Try to explore a less tedious way.
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    Pablo, is this acceptable? A lot of thing have to sacrifice for standards (In quality vs time) that you are looking for.



    If you are ok with this, which I spent 1 min to do, then I can share with you how its done.
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    Default Re: How would you fix this photo ?

    my try with Healing & Clon.


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    Default Re: How would you fix this photo ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    Using Photoshop and say,the "healing brush" this can take much time to fix.

    Does anyone have a few suggestions that might help cut down the time.
    Emm, perhaps you have not read the whole of the thread.
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    can newbie try too?


    less than a min. i use only... filter>blur>surface blur= radius 20, threshold 30. then go to filter again, choose sharpen>smart sharpen-click on the advanced, set the amount & radius i want,then i tweak the tonal width of the shadow & the highlight but the fade amount must be 100%.

    im not sure this is going to work, but at least i tried cheer! cant think of any faster way.

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