Old Photo Restoration

Old Photo Restoration

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:53 pm

I'm taking requests, and I'll try and accommodate as many requests as possible. If you know how to do this or want to give it try feel free.

Here's what you need to do.

First scan your image use 300DPI for 8x10's, 600dpi for anything smaller .

Minimal cropping is suggested to reduce file size, I don't want images where half the image is the scanner bed but don't crop out anything else. Only crop and save though, do not straighten or anything else. Make sure you only crop places that are not of the image and that includes the white area on the outer edges of older images.

In other words I need a very high resolution image, it's easier to fix and its kind pointless to work on small images. a 6x4 image scanned at 600DPI is going to be about 3800X2400 for reference.

Save as .jpg, make sure if you have setting for quality you use 90% or better.

This file will exceed the file limits in most cases, however just rename it with a .zip extension and upload. If the file extensions are not visible on your windows installation e.g. the file just ahs a name and no .jpg go to Control Panel >> Folder Options >> View Tab ... under "hidden files and folders" uncheck "hide file extensions for know filetypes" Hit apply then OK. I'd recommend doing this anyway.

Right click the file and select rename, replce the .jpg with .zip . You'll get warning about "are you sure you want to change the file type" but it's really irrelevant.

Upload the file here, note that there is approximately a 15 minute limit to upload files. If you're on a slower connection, even DSL you might not be able to get it done within this time frame , if you can't let me know. If you're on 56k forget it, impossible....

If you can't get an image like the one above or already have an image feel free to post it, however working with high resolution images is preferable. Better quality in the end plus it makes it worth the effort.
Richard S.
 
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Re: Old Photo Restoration

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:35 pm

Nobody? :? In case you're wondering, faded, cracked,scratched images are what I'm offering to fix here. I even fixed one where 1/4 of the oimage was missing, worked out well because there was plenty of stuff to clone in.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Old Photo Restoration

PostBy: ken On: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:42 am

that sounds pretty cool. :D guess everybody is on dial up , i am :( where's av8r been?
ken
 
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Re: Old Photo Restoration

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:53 am

Just bumping this up, here's an example of one I did for someone else in another forum. It's actually where I got the idea for this thread. By restoration I mean anything, I've even fixed photos that have had entire sections missing. Results for those will vary though depending on what is in the original, replacing an entire head for example isn't going to happen. :lol:
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Re: Old Photo Restoration

PostBy: ken On: Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:56 pm

wow , night and day diff.
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