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02/06/2009 06:57:40 PM · #1
My step-dad had a daughter who died when she was very young. He only has one photo of her, which he carries in his wallet. Luckily, his wallet survived a serious truck accident in December! (he is a semi truck driver)

Would anyone be willing to try and restore this photo for me? I am just not very good at restoring pics!

Thanks in advance :)

Jenn

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02/06/2009 06:59:15 PM · #2
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02/06/2009 07:00:52 PM · #3
Do you have a bigger version to work on?
02/06/2009 07:01:34 PM · #4
Originally posted by hanneke:

Do you have a bigger version to work on?


I will see if I can get one from my mom. :)
02/06/2009 07:03:18 PM · #5
Originally posted by Judi:

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Thanks Judi :) I will message him if no-one here can help. I know he ROCKS at photo restoration!
02/06/2009 07:04:19 PM · #6
Originally posted by JRalston:

Originally posted by hanneke:

Do you have a bigger version to work on?


I will see if I can get one from my mom. :)


that would be great. working on a small scan like that isn't really efficient ;)
02/06/2009 07:07:40 PM · #7
A larger copy would definitely be helpful!
02/06/2009 07:16:32 PM · #8
Originally posted by hanneke:

Originally posted by JRalston:

Originally posted by hanneke:

Do you have a bigger version to work on?


I will see if I can get one from my mom. :)


that would be great. working on a small scan like that isn't really efficient ;)


I just asked and that is the biggest and only copy he has.
02/06/2009 07:19:01 PM · #9
Hmm.. no possibility to scan it in a larger resolution?
02/06/2009 07:22:26 PM · #10
Originally posted by hanneke:

Hmm.. no possibility to scan it in a larger resolution?


I just called and she is going to see if she can figure out how to do that. It's been a good 7 years since I have touched a scanner, myself...LOL!

I saw that it was at 200dpi. 300dpi would be ok, right?
02/06/2009 07:25:27 PM · #11
Originally posted by JRalston:

Originally posted by hanneke:

Hmm.. no possibility to scan it in a larger resolution?


I just called and she is going to see if she can figure out how to do that. It's been a good 7 years since I have touched a scanner, myself...LOL!

I saw that it was at 200dpi. 300dpi would be ok, right?


that's fine :)

I'm off to sleep now, so I'll check again tomorrow!
02/06/2009 07:27:45 PM · #12
Originally posted by JRalston:

I saw that it was at 200dpi. 300dpi would be ok, right?


Oh yeah, the higher the DPI the bigger resolution image file you'll get. If it goes up to 600dpi that'd be great. If not...

I also have a 20D+100mm macro and had to digitize around 40shots. Did a few comparison tests with an old 6year old scanner , the 20D+macro did better. You need a tripod for this, use natural light, should do better if it's a cloudy day, or just diffuse the window light with a sheet or something. You'll see you will get very minimal or no reflection off of the photo. Good luck!
02/06/2009 08:16:17 PM · #13
I gave it a try. It looks a little like a painting than a photo. Wish I could have done better.

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Tim

ETA: Gave it another try off the higher res image and it is improved a bit. The image above is the high res version.

Message edited by author 2009-02-06 21:22:04.
02/06/2009 08:17:53 PM · #14
Ok, here is a 600dpi version:
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02/06/2009 10:30:09 PM · #15
Okay, so I haven't finished and I don't know if I will be able to finish. I don't really do photo recovery and I don't have a lot of time for this but here is my work on it. I wanted to try and maintain as much detail and edge distinction as possible. Anyone else is welcome to finish using what I've done so far. Let me know what you think.

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02/06/2009 10:38:38 PM · #16
Originally posted by JRalston:

Ok, here is a 600dpi version:
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I think folks will need a higher resolution image file. The bigger the file the more they can keep the photographic qualities in the final edit. For those that ask, you might want to send them the full jpg/tiff, unresized. Can use a service such as www.yousendit.com to send over huge files.

Message edited by author 2009-02-06 22:39:56.
02/06/2009 10:58:36 PM · #17
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Gave it a try - Debi
02/07/2009 05:35:57 AM · #18
Gave it a shot, but I did it from the smaller pic (didn't check back to find the larger post).
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02/07/2009 06:26:03 AM · #19
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02/07/2009 07:03:39 AM · #20
my two cents

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02/07/2009 07:38:09 AM · #21
I tried to fix it up for you. It's a tough call.

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02/07/2009 09:21:34 AM · #22
Wow! You guys are amazing!!! The fixes look great :)

Thanks to each and every one of you for helping me (and my step-dad) out. I really appreciate it!
02/07/2009 09:34:14 AM · #23
Originally posted by Techo:

Originally posted by JRalston:

Ok, here is a 600dpi version:
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I think folks will need a higher resolution image file. The bigger the file the more they can keep the photographic qualities in the final edit. For those that ask, you might want to send them the full jpg/tiff, unresized. Can use a service such as www.yousendit.com to send over huge files.


The problem is that this photo is only wallet sized to begin with. It is the only photo my step dad has left of his daughter and it is so torn up that he can't keep it in his wallet anymore.
02/07/2009 09:36:39 AM · #24
Originally posted by Adamsw216:

Okay, so I haven't finished and I don't know if I will be able to finish. I don't really do photo recovery and I don't have a lot of time for this but here is my work on it. I wanted to try and maintain as much detail and edge distinction as possible. Anyone else is welcome to finish using what I've done so far. Let me know what you think.



It looks very good! Thank you :)
02/07/2009 09:37:20 AM · #25
Originally posted by atupdate:

I gave it a try. It looks a little like a painting than a photo. Wish I could have done better.

Tim

ETA: Gave it another try off the higher res image and it is improved a bit. The image above is the high res version.


Thank you :) It does look like a painting!
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