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Old 01-30-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Restoration Help

Hi there - if anyone has time to help me fix this picture I would greatly appreciate it. My mother in law wants to get it done and printed for Valentines day. Any suggestions on what to to fix it?

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Old 01-30-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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Is this photo a hard copy - or is your only copy virtual? What is the resolution of the computer copy?
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You know, Debilou LOVES restoring photos.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:13 PM   #4
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The person that sent it to my mother in law scanned a slide (i believe she told me). So we are working on getting a larger file as this is sooooooooooooo small!
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:25 PM   #5
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Ask her to try to scan it in at 600, then we can reduce it to 300 once it is in the computer. I think that will get you the best detail....
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For slides I scan even higher than that - at the maximum resolution the scanner will allow - mine does 3200 I think but a lot will do more these days.
There doesn't look to be that much wrong with that photo Beth. There look like there are some slightly blown highlights but I don't think you can do much with those can you?
Debilou will know.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:49 PM   #7
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I have scanned my slides at 1200 or 2400 ppi for best resolution. It does take much longer to do a high res scan, the the result might be worth it if the scanner can handle it.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:58 PM   #8
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In my experience, adjusting the color is actually the easiest of all of the corrections. I usually try the Auto color correction first to see what that does. Sometimes it does a decent job and it just needs a bit of tweaking afterward. If it goes wonky, I use the Photo Filter tool under Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter. If the photo is too aged and yellow, using one of the cooling filters will adjust the color of the "daylight". Use the slider to increase/decrease to amount. If a photo is too blue, I use a yellow photo filter or the warming filter.
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I'd be happy to take a look at it when you get the larger copy - just send it on over..
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