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Windows 7: Help please with this important Picture


31 Aug 2010   #1

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Help please with this important Picture

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, feel free to move to the correct forum.

I have attached a picture of my father back in his hey day, sadly the colour and quality are quite bad. I was wondering if any of you Graphic Guru's could work some magic on it and try to improve it for me, I would be most grateful as this picture has only recent resurfaced after about 35 years and it would be great to have a decent copy of it.


Many thanks in advance


Steve



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31 Aug 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Am looking at this one for you Steve. Perhaps a mod could move it to "Music, Pictures and Video"
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31 Aug 2010   #3
Arc

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is it any good Steve ? Though Nick or Dom may do it better


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31 Aug 2010   #4

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this is a toughy best i can do at present


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31 Aug 2010   #5
Dom

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I've tried...
Name:  steve pressman dad.jpg
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Not sure if its any better though


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31 Aug 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, feel free to move to the correct forum.

I have attached a picture of my father back in his hey day, sadly the colour and quality are quite bad. I was wondering if any of you Graphic Guru's could work some magic on it and try to improve it for me, I would be most grateful as this picture has only recent resurfaced after about 35 years and it would be great to have a decent copy of it.


Many thanks in advance


Steve
If i may so bold as to ask what medals he has and the distinction of his red coat?
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31 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

The medals I only know are what he won during the World War 2 as to the red coat it is a Toastmaster's uniform info here


Toastmaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.toastmastersguild.org.uk/

Steve
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31 Aug 2010   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I have had a quick go and to explain. I noticed that at the two sides and the top there was a distinct darker line. Rather than try to make this match the surroundings I cropped it off! I then used a couple of effects with color adjustment and levels then the very slightest unsharp mask. Have posted the result below with a before and after shot. Hope nobody ask which is which
I am going to have a further go at the RGB adjust, but will leave that till tomorrow as I find nowadays I need a fresh pair of eyes for this sort of thing and it is better done at the beginning of the day.
I guess the original has been scanned Steve. Do you know if you can scan to a PNG or preferably a Tif file. If so I will come back to you as when you scan and save to a JPEG you immediately compress the image thereby loosing a little quality and with an older photo like this that has has UV light to it we can't afford to loose any quality at all. A tif will be a bigger file but it will be uncompressed.
All fun here innit!

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31 Aug 2010   #9

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

It would help if you could attach a higher resolution Scan ...
326 pixels wide isn't much to work with.
300DPI would be nice .. 600DPI if it's a small picture.
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31 Aug 2010   #10

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Problem is that the Azo dyes have faded with time and also changed colour and spread.
Therefore there isn't much info to play with in the image. How about these:


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