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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 21 September 06 10:11 BST (UK) »
Heres a cleaned up version !

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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 22 September 06 06:58 BST (UK) »

This photo looks as if it must have got damp at some time. What is the best way to remove the orange patch.

Hi Jean, welcome to RootsChat.
The quickest way to deal with this sort of colour mismatch problem is to look at the different colour channels. In the RGB colour space you have three channels, one each for red, green and blue. If you look at these channels one at a time you will see that one of the channels will look better than the other two depending on the colour of the stain in the photo. In this case the best channel I found was the Red channel. I copied this channel onto it's own layer then I adjusted the levels to lift the brightness and contrast. I then clean the scratches an tears and run a noise removal filter to smooth out the grain. Finally I added a sepia tone to give the photo that period look.
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