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Offline Steve Ley

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Re: How to repair an old photograph?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 23 September 04 23:28 BST (UK) »
Here is a good site for downloads which includes Irfanview which i do know a lot of people use.

http://www.download.com/3150-2192-0-1-0.html?qt=&author=&titlename=&desc=&dlcount=&daysback=&swlink=&gfiletype=&os=&li=49&dlsize=&ca=

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Re: How to repair an old photograph?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 24 September 04 06:23 BST (UK) »
Hi Amy,

I had a fiddle with this i hope you dont mind.   I,m not very good but i think there is a little improvement. 

I use PSP 8 , you can download a free trial at www.jasc.com.  There are lots of tutorials on the net to restore old photographs, just do a google.


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Re: How to repair an old photograph?
« Reply #11 on: Friday 24 September 04 07:56 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Gosh the repairs are really impressive I have several torn and wrinkly photos that I have been thinking about having repaired but the cost is so high!
Would  someone used to using computers - but not the photo thingys - be able to do this, all the help sites I've looked at are so complicated I give up!
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Re: How to repair an old photograph?
« Reply #12 on: Friday 24 September 04 08:00 BST (UK) »
I would be willing to give it a go if you would like to send me PM with your e-mail address.


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Re: How to repair an old photograph?
« Reply #13 on: Friday 24 September 04 10:15 BST (UK) »

I'd like to point out at this point that the only probelm with doing-it-yourself is getting the photo
scanned in in the first place.
It *can* be done on a relatively cheap scanner, but if you ever need to zoom in it looks 'blocky'.

Anyone within range of Halifax is welcome to contact me about using our 3200dpi scanner
if they bring the photos (or negatives) and a bottle (or two)  to pass the time.

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Re: How to repair an old photograph?
« Reply #14 on: Friday 24 September 04 10:27 BST (UK) »
Just to clarify that, for those who didn't know:

your normal, cheap, special offer scanner usually has 200, or maybe 300 dpi (dots per inch)

So,  3200 dpi, WOW !!
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Re: How to repair an old photograph?
« Reply #15 on: Friday 24 September 04 12:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Amy,

I had a fiddle with this i hope you dont mind.   I,m not very good but i think there is a little improvement. 



I don't mind in the least Fittygen. Thank you for taking the time to help.

Thank you to everyone for your tips too.
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Re: How to repair an old photograph?
« Reply #16 on: Friday 24 September 04 14:18 BST (UK) »
I have done quite a few repairs with good results and don't mind helping anyone out. I will watch this thread or contact me directly.

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Re: How to repair an old photograph?
« Reply #17 on: Friday 24 September 04 14:23 BST (UK) »
Peter
What programme do you use for photo repair. I have a couple installed but have never used them for this process.
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