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Sep 30, 2009 19:17 |  #1

My external hard drive, on which I stored all of my pictures from my time in Botswana, recently crashed. The crash was a hardware melt down (the drive literally melted) and not software/virus related.
I love this photo from my time in Botswana but there are some imperfections in it and I lost the original file. I would love to improve it but my photoshop skills lack. Namely it seems to be pixely (a made up word) and the color in the tree and in the rest of the picture is iffy.

The picture as it is, (composition and subject) is perfect to me but the image quality is simply too low. I would love to blow it up, print it, and frame it.

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Oct 18, 2009 21:29 |  #2

bump? trying to submit the photo for publication, need help


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Oct 18, 2009 23:15 |  #3

I don't know what you mean by "pixely" -- you can see it with this type of view. Maybe if you can crop a small portion of the image that shows it and post it here (enlarged portion) we could see it and help.

Beside that, the tree does come across as dull. You can try boosting shadows and contrast, maybe green saturation. What software are you using? The foreground seems nicely bright, colorful and contrasty, so in your software you could work over just the tree using an adjustment layer and mask or, if you have Lightroom 2, trying to brush in some adjustments.


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Oct 18, 2009 23:23 |  #4

Your title says "hard drive crashed; salvage". What does that have to do with this picture?


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Oct 18, 2009 23:46 |  #5

MT Stringer wrote in post #8848478 (external link)
Your title says "hard drive crashed; salvage". What does that have to do with this picture?

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Oct 19, 2009 00:51 |  #6

He was obviously hoping that a bunch of geeks would help him fix his photo:)!


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Oct 19, 2009 10:14 |  #7

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You have ensured that people on this board will be a little nervous about downloading your image at full size to take a closer look at it. If you need help with your hard drive, we will try to help. If you recovered the image from a bad drive... It should be intact or not. (I think?)
How large do you want to print it? What is it's size now (in pixels)? The individual pixels will be blurred a little in the printing process.


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Oct 19, 2009 19:01 |  #8

Your thread title and thread content don't even slightly match, that's why you're not getting much help. Ask a mod to change the thread title, and clarify your first post a bit about what you're asking.


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Oct 20, 2009 09:51 |  #9

tim wrote in post #8853827 (external link)
Your thread title and thread content don't even slightly match, that's why you're not getting much help. Ask a mod to change the thread title, and clarify your first post a bit about what you're asking.

The first sentence of the original post now explains the connection. Hopefully that clears up the trouble.


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Oct 20, 2009 15:35 |  #10

Ah, that makes more sense. I bet you have your backup system sorted now, right?

I don't see any problems with the image tbh, i'd just crop the top and bottom off a little.


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Oct 20, 2009 18:21 |  #11

This is the only size of the image you have?
It's 1024 pixels wide. So it should print "okay-ish" up ro 4x6 or one size up.

Won't get a wall hanger out of it I'm afraid...


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Oct 20, 2009 18:35 |  #12

you'll get a 9x6 out of that


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Nov 10, 2009 17:54 |  #13

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2657/4094188792_95695ebb61_o.jpg

Improved? I pulled some green out of the tree.

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Nov 10, 2009 20:23 |  #14

Yes, that is an improvement!


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