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Desperately need help with a photo of my dying mother

 
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Oct 26, 2016 21:52 as a reply to  @ post 18161734 |  #31

For this photo, I see only an issue really with white balance, and perhaps a bit of contrast. You can correct WB on the image posted, and then use Unsharp Mask to add a bit of contrast. I like the photo, it is a very nice keepsake!


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Oct 27, 2016 13:24 |  #32

I took the first of the RAW photos that you linked and changed the cropping and optimized exposure somewhat, then output a full size shot. aThen I made a close crop of only your mother at 2000x3000, to show what what is super easily achieved from RAW. Both of these example are resized for posting

IMAGE: http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i63/wiltonw/POTN%202013%20Post%20Mar1/WholePortrait-1_zpswv3dpjix.jpg

Send me a PM with your email, and I can send the 2000x3000 versions of this first shot via YouSendIt file share site. I dislike the hand being so prominent in the shot, but the point is the quality of the image which can be accomplished, even with only one minute of effort! Someone else who does a lot of portraits is likely to have a special portraiture optimization program which this routinely use, to perhaps make her more like the youthful woman who is in your heart and mind and memories of your days growing up with her.

This is a 812 x 1213 resize of the cropped shot...

IMAGE: http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i63/wiltonw/POTN%202013%20Post%20Mar1/Portrait-2small_zps9hobeaeb.jpg

Which one of the linked photos (by file name) is the one you would most like to get?

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Oct 27, 2016 14:06 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #33

Thank you, I sent you a PM!

I'm wondering if I need a more advanced version of Dropbox in order to let people edit the photos I've posted. Does anyone know if that's the case?


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Oct 27, 2016 14:13 |  #34

There are such widely varying stylings of the photos possible! Only two of very many alternatives...

IMAGE: http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i63/wiltonw/POTN%202013%20Post%20Mar1/WholePortrait-4_zpso0qezuhi.jpg

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BTW, RAW files themselves are NOT 'edited'...the settings that applied to RAW files are interpreted by the software at the time that JPG (or TIF) files are created for printing by a commercial printer (or on your printer at home).

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Oct 27, 2016 14:53 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #35

See your PM, i've uploaded full size edits for your.


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Oct 27, 2016 15:22 |  #36

With so many approaches and techniques, find "I like this here and that there" - get a guru to blend them and you'll have it!

I started on one image and decided to get rid of the edges...just an idea. Reduced for posting. The head shot is 100% crop...still has noise but not too bad. Print on canvas and it will never show.

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Oct 27, 2016 16:03 |  #37

VLadyinRed wrote in post #18168666 (external link)
Thank you, I sent you a PM!

I'm wondering if I need a more advanced version of Dropbox in order to let people edit the photos I've posted. Does anyone know if that's the case?

What you have should be sufficient for everyone willing to give it go.


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Oct 29, 2016 10:28 |  #38

How's this?


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Oct 30, 2016 02:03 |  #39

I too think you have over enlarged the sample. Do step back from the screen and view it at normal distance. That will make a big difference.
A thought, there are several photo sharpening programs out there. I have piccure+ 3. You might want to run the photo through it before you enlarge and print it.


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Oct 30, 2016 18:39 |  #40

This is a great group effort to behold.

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Oct 31, 2016 06:59 |  #41

Prayers for your mother.
I have had a family member go through cancer so I know what it is...

As for the image, it shouldn't have been that grainy unless the photographer accidentally shot at high ISO or brought up the shadows on their faces in post by a large margin.

The grain could be reduced quite a bit with some nice post-production work. If you could get your hands on original RAW files someone here would love to help. (me included). If not, even high-res JPEG, it could be improved on considerably.
With that said, this is a very nice image. Especially considering it is a bright image, grain will not bee too visible. Grain is more visible with dark shots.

P.S. I saw you already gave a link to RAW file and some people already did some editing? Let me know if you still need editing I can help.


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Oct 31, 2016 19:27 |  #42

VLadyinRed wrote in post #18168035 (external link)
Here is the link to 11 of the RAW files. If these can be made better, I will be thrilled, and if not, I have these pictures of my family, and I will be forever grateful.

https://www.dropbox.co​m …2Apyq3BwOeHdHjR​sHrUa?dl=0 (external link)

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Nov 01, 2016 05:48 |  #43

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Nov 06, 2016 13:24 |  #44

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Used Adobe Lightroom 6.7 for the development, and exported wide-color-gamut JPEGs, so be sure to use a good application and a good display to view them !
On Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra), the Safari browser should display them just fine.


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