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Old photo of Uncle Jack Derwin
« on: Friday 26 January 18 20:03 GMT (UK) »
Uncle of mine Jack Derwin born in 1916 and left for England around 1943 and do not know what happened to him in his life. Not sure what age he is in the photo but he was about 27 in 1943 and the girl with him was a then neighbour Sheila Scully and photo was taken at rere of her house. Hope you can oblige by improving the photo. Thanking you in advance

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Re: Old photo of Uncle
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 January 18 06:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Patmar.

Just a couple of suggestions to help you get the best result from your request.

First, you’ve inadvertently posted it to the Tips and Tutorials board instead of the main Photo Restoration board. You’ll have a better chance of getting more people to work on it for you if it goes to the right board.

Second, your image is at a low resolution, which means when restorers zoom in to fix the damage, all they see is pixels rather than detail. You’ll get much better restores if you can send in a higher resolution image.

The easiest way to fix both these things would be to start over again. Rescan the photo at a higher resolution, then post it to the main Photo Restoration board, remembering to change the name of your image or it won’t go through (just add something like “Mk 2” to the image file title). Oh, and there is a limit to the file size you can send in (500 kb) so just go one or too steps up from the resolution you first scanned it at rather than all the way to the highest resolution your scanner will do.

Finally, post to this (wrong) thread again, saying that it has been resubmitted to the main Photo board (so that you don’t get people working on both).

Hope this helps. It is a great photo for those restorers who love a real challenge ;D

Cheers,
Peter
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Re: Old photo of Uncle Jack Derwin
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 January 18 11:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Patmar,

I have just budged your posting over the correct section ;)

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Re: Old photo of Uncle Jack Derwin
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 January 18 18:59 GMT (UK) »
Appreciate the two replies, tis very kind you are. Pat

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Re: Old photo of Uncle Jack Derwin
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 28 January 18 00:07 GMT (UK) »
Pat, are you able to post a higher resolution image? If you can you'll get a much better result from restorers (and it will be much easier on restorers' old eyes ;D). If not, please let us know and I'm sure you'll get some tries at the existing image.
Cheers, Peter
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
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Re: Old photo of Uncle Jack Derwin
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 28 January 18 12:32 GMT (UK) »
Here is an attempt at the existing image, I have reduced the background to make it a bit easier to work on.
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Re: Old photo of Uncle Jack Derwin
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 January 18 00:37 GMT (UK) »
Looks like Patmar couldn't get a better scan, so... had to have a go :D
Peter
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
Commoners: DOUGAN (1844); FORD (1849); JOHNSTON (1850); BEATTIE (& LONG) (1856); BRICKLEY (1883).
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Re: Old photo of Uncle Jack Derwin
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 January 18 20:21 GMT (UK) »
Really appreciate the efforts with the photo. When anyone talks resolutions and pixels I tend to bury the head so thanks for going ahead. Am attaching a photo of Jack when he was about 11 or 12 years of age and I think I can be happy its one and the same person in both photos ?

Great to get the scratches out of his face, thanks so much

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Re: Old photo of Uncle Jack Derwin
« Reply #8 on: Monday 29 January 18 20:48 GMT (UK) »
Can't see why not, Pat. I'll give young Jack a bit of a tidy for you later today if you like. Working on a couple of others at the moment.
Peter
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
Commoners: DOUGAN (1844); FORD (1849); JOHNSTON (1850); BEATTIE (& LONG) (1856); BRICKLEY (1883).
Outlaws: MCGREGOR (1883) & ass. clans, Glasgow, Glenquaich, Glenalmond and Glengyle.