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Just found this pic and needs restoration.

 
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Jun 21, 2020 07:18 |  #1

Hi guys. It was a long time ago when I posted for the last time. I just found this picture of my late mother and wonder if anyone can work on it to restore. I have lost my few skills in pic editing long ago.

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Jul 02, 2020 15:30 |  #2

Hi, Mario.

The picture seems to have some compression artifacts. Can you rescan as a high quality JPG or TIF or similar? That will result in a file too large for posting here, but there's always a free Dropbox account or similar that would allow you to just post the link here.

Cleaning up the picture posted here would not be all that tough but would produce a less than ideal result.


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Jul 02, 2020 17:52 |  #3

It also looks like there has been an attempt to clone or patch some of the image already - so as AZGeorge has suggested, posting a hi-res original scan of the image would be the best starting point.

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Jul 02, 2020 18:56 |  #4

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Jul 03, 2020 17:17 |  #5

Here you go. I thought I'd take a shot at it as is. Your mother was very pretty, I hope this provides you with a fond remembrance of her.


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Jul 03, 2020 17:39 |  #6

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Here you go. I thought I'd take a shot at it as is. Your mother was very pretty, I hope this provides you with a fond remembrance of her.

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Hey Mark, It looks really good. Did you do it in PhotoLab? Offhand, the only thing I noticed that you may want to play with a bit more is the small smear on the tip of her kneecap and its transition to her arm. it might be an artifact from the amount of feathering used. I ran into a similar situation when I started playing with this image yesterday. Unfortunately I was too busy with other things to continue. I'm glad I didn't because your version lis terrific. In any case I think Mario will be very pleased with it even without any additional adjustments.


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Jul 03, 2020 18:40 |  #7

mwsilver wrote in post #19087654 (external link)
Hey Mark, It looks really good. Did you do it in PhotoLab? Offhand, the only thing I noticed that you may want to play with a bit more is the small smear on the tip of her kneecap and its transition to her arm. it might be an artifact from the amount of feathering used. I ran into a similar situation when I started playing with this image yesterday. Unfortunately I was too busy with other things to continue. I'm glad I didn't because your version lis terrific. In any case I think Mario will be very pleased with it even without any additional adjustments.

Thanks Mark. Yes her left knee and right arm, along with the phone cord where it attaches to the wall were trouble spots. I did 99% of it in Photolab, then tried to clean up those trouble spots in Photoshop. I didn't really do any good in PS, so I think that I will go back to the last PL version and try again.

There's no doubt that I used Photolab as it is my first choice for starting editing on ALL photos, RAW or not. I also used the Topaz JPEG=>RAW conversion program, then resized it up to 3000 px on the long side in ON1 resize for a better file to start off with.


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Jul 03, 2020 19:07 |  #8

rrblint wrote in post #19087669 (external link)
Thanks Mark. Yes her left knee and right arm, along with the phone cord where it attaches to the wall were trouble spots. I did 99% of it in Photolab, then tried to clean up those trouble spots in Photoshop. I didn't really do any good in PS, so I think that I will go back to the last PL version and try again.

There's no doubt that I used Photolab as it is my first choice for starting editing on ALL photos, RAW or not. I also used the Topaz JPEG=>RAW conversion program, then resized it up to 3000 px on the long side in ON1 resize for a better file to start off with.

I really like the results I get using the new repair/clone tool in PhotoLab.


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Jul 03, 2020 19:54 |  #9

mwsilver wrote in post #19087676 (external link)
I really like the results I get using the new repair/clone tool in PhotoLab.

Yes, it's really capable of working wonders. But it's not perfect. I replaced the photo above with a new version. There's still a smudge on her knee, but hopefully it's a little bit better. There was a spot on the originally posted photo right on the place where her arm, knee and the couch intersect and it's very hard to get a clean repair/clone there. no matter what I tried there was always some smudging apparent. It also doesn't work very well on the edges of the photos and I had to crop more than I wanted to. Maybe I'll start a thread on the other forum and hopefully get some response from DXO staff.


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Jul 04, 2020 11:16 |  #10

rrblint wrote in post #19087669 (external link)
then resized it up to 3000 px on the long side in ON1 resize for a better file to start off with.

On1 resize better then PS resample ?




  
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Jul 04, 2020 14:15 |  #11

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On1 resize better then PS resample ?

No visible(at least to me) difference, ON1 resize was just the first thing I thought of after converting it to a TIFF. I think ON1 resize is at least as good as PS resample. Try it yourself and see if you like it. ON1 have several algorithms to choose from so make sure that you try their "Genuine Fractals" algorithm for their best results.


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Jul 04, 2020 15:20 |  #12

rrblint wrote in post #19088109 (external link)
No visible(at least to me) difference, ON1 resize was just the first thing I thought of after converting it to a TIFF. I think ON1 resize is at least as good as PS resample. Try it yourself and see if you like it. ON1 have several algorithms to choose from so make sure that you try their "Genuine Fractals" algorithm for their best results.

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Jul 04, 2020 21:46 |  #13

I gave it a go 8x10 PS and Nik...to get it "perfect" would take a lot of time to recreate the sofa, floor, wall yada yada - gave it that "film" look  :p


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Jul 04, 2020 23:51 |  #14

Thought I'd give it a try. Not perfect by any means.


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Jul 07, 2020 05:52 as a reply to  @ rrblint's post |  #15

Thank you very much. I'm very pleased with the result. I really appreciate it. Thanks again.


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