27th October 2003, 10:18 AM
How to fix these photo
I scanned my wedding photo into JPG using the HP flatbed scanner, and the picture turned out ugly.
The picture sample can be found in
There are little "dot" around the picture, and I'm having hardtime removing them.
Any suggestion on how I can fix them?
27th October 2003, 10:26 AM
The pic is too small to see the problem that you mentioned.
Anyway, you can try using Photoshop to "heal" the sopts away, or the "clone" tool. clean the scanner and the picture?
27th October 2003, 10:34 AM
Looks like a good scanner...there...
Just a question.....the image looks like it have been scanned from a "canvas textured " photoprint that you normally get from photo studios....is that the possible cause of the texture????
Please confirm this...
It looks like if its tha case (textured paper) then, it looks like you have a really good scanner that could capture those details(DOF)....
27th October 2003, 10:36 AM
Are the dots due to some surface texture on the photo? Anyway, flatbed scanners should have a "de-screen" filter in the software. It should get rid of the patterns.
27th October 2003, 12:33 PM
it's the lamination of the photos.
27th October 2003, 01:08 PM
its the lamination for sure......
27th October 2003, 02:39 PM
Thanks for all the advice!
I will try it tonight. The picture is "canvas textured", just like those that you normally saw on wedding album.
27th October 2003, 02:48 PM
You can also use the "Smart Blur" filter in Photoshop. Just play around with the values to remove the patterns and finish up with a small amount of Unsharp mask to restore the details.
27th October 2003, 04:53 PM
28th October 2003, 10:08 AM
I tried de-screen function, not much improvement.
Any other suggestion? I know Photoshop can help, but I'm not so good in the software. There are so many features...
Or anyone provide such service???
28th October 2003, 06:06 PM
Do a good scan and email to me (at least 360dpi). I'll see if I can help. Don't worry...it's FOC!
My email: email@example.com
17th November 2003, 09:07 PM
can you send me the pic at the full resolution and save it at the max quality ill try to fix it for you. i am interested in retouching the pic for you while upgrading my skills in adobe. i got 50 50% confident that i can make it.send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested it takes me at least 3 days to fix it with tons of layers.
17th November 2003, 09:54 PM
From my experience, those white spot could be due to dust and tiny particles on your photo/negative surface or scanner glass surface. Do clean, wipe, blow before scanning, save you a lot headache.
17th November 2003, 09:56 PM
no you are wrong
its not the problem of the hardware. is because of the picture
17th November 2003, 10:42 PM
i have finish retouching the pic and if you want the pic email me
Last edited by pauly; 17th November 2003 at 11:01 PM.