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A scan of a great grandfather I received sometime back. Can anything be done to improve it?

Many thanks

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Thomas - Abererch/Porthmadog
Evans - Llangelynin/Llanaelhaern
Jones - Pwllheli/Abererch
Brammer - Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire
Robb - London/Scotland

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Re: Can anything be done to restore this photograph - Robert Evans Caernarfonshire
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 December 17 23:36 GMT (UK) »
My try. Sorry, couldn't do a lot with the face of the other figure.
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Re: Can anything be done to restore this photograph - Robert Evans Caernarfonshire
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 December 17 08:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Glyn,

Any chance of a rescan at a much higher definition - 300dpi at least. This is reading about 98dpi at the moment  - on my computer anyhow! 

 This is what we get currently when we try to enlarge to fix Great grandfather's face.

It is pretty hopeless, but a better scan could make the difference.

Wiggy    ;)
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Re: Can anything be done to restore this photograph - Robert Evans Caernarfonshire
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 December 17 08:58 GMT (UK) »
I've had a go and dispensed with his mate!   ;)  (apart from the odd knee!)

 Not good, but maybe a little clearer.
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Re: Can anything be done to restore this photograph - Robert Evans Caernarfonshire
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 December 17 09:01 GMT (UK) »
Hi.
Thanks Peter much improved. I wasn't too bothered about the other figure since I haven't a clue who it is.
Wiggy, unfortunately I do not have the originals they were scanned and sent by my cousin a years ago. Since it is a rural area where he lives the internet might have been poor and that is why he kept the file size small. Things might have improved by now and I will ask if he can re-scan it.

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Thomas - Abererch/Porthmadog
Evans - Llangelynin/Llanaelhaern
Jones - Pwllheli/Abererch
Brammer - Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire
Robb - London/Scotland

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Re: Can anything be done to restore this photograph - Robert Evans Caernarfonshire
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 December 17 09:04 GMT (UK) »
At least you get the idea from what's been done!   A genial looking man!

Was he really missing a finger on his left hand?  Or is it just tucked in?

He looks as if he would have made an ideal Father Christmas!   ;)  :) 8)

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Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
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Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Can anything be done to restore this photograph - Robert Evans Caernarfonshire
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 December 17 09:22 GMT (UK) »
Yes Wiggy he was probably guilty of consuming too much of his own product being a cattle dealer. He would buy the Welsh Black cattle from the Llyn peninsula farmers and transport them by train to the markets in England. There is a story in the family that the only scales capable for weighing him were weighbridge for the cows.
In his younger days he would of been very fit since he was a drover and walking the cattle across Wales to London and other towns in England.

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Thomas - Abererch/Porthmadog
Evans - Llangelynin/Llanaelhaern
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Brammer - Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire
Robb - London/Scotland

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Re: Can anything be done to restore this photograph - Robert Evans Caernarfonshire
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 December 17 13:49 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Can anything be done to restore this photograph - Robert Evans Caernarfonshire
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 31 December 17 19:28 GMT (UK) »
Oh what a lovely looking man.
I think that finger is missing the other one crosses right over it.
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