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My Grandma and her family need help
« on: Friday 17 November 06 10:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I spend hours just watching the photo restoration thread and am always amazed at the results that you Rootschat Restorers achieve.  Finally I have learned how to attach a photo and I'm hoping that you'll have a go at my Grandma (she's in the middle at the back).  The photo is in quite poor condition and is fading fast.  Feel free to try anything - I'm so looking forward to the results.
Susan
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Re: My Grandma and her family need help
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 November 06 11:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Susan,

If you have been reading these threads you will have seen me bemoaning the fact that the photos are not scanned at a high enough resolution (not again! ;D ;D ::) ::))
Well I am sorry this falls in that category - it is only scanned at 72dpi - if you could rescan it to at least 300 - 600 would be great.
Anyway just a quickie  - much more could be done if..........

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Re: My Grandma and her family need help
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 November 06 11:28 GMT (UK) »
Well I have a probem now don't I because it's not a scan.  It's a digital photo of a photo, the original is about A3 size and won't fit in a scanner.

What now?  ???

Susan
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Harrison - Northumberland
Rowland, Nicholson, Sneaton - Whitby
Athey, Ball, Lamb, Handley, Rymer, Duffey, Pool, Stringer, Wilkinson, Varley - West Yorks
Fisher - Essex

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Re: My Grandma and her family need help
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 November 06 11:30 GMT (UK) »
Sorry to butt in, but I saw this one on a practice post.
Looks better?
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Re: My Grandma and her family need help
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 November 06 11:32 GMT (UK) »
Butt in any time you like.  :)
I don't know if it will help though because it is still just a digital photo of the original.

Fingers crossed though.

Susan
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Harrison - Northumberland
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Athey, Ball, Lamb, Handley, Rymer, Duffey, Pool, Stringer, Wilkinson, Varley - West Yorks
Fisher - Essex

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Re: My Grandma and her family need help
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 November 06 12:01 GMT (UK) »
Hi Susan

It's very low resolution - 72 dpi and jpg compression?. I've just adjusted the levels and mid tones. No repairs yet. It just isn't coming up too well at all.


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Re: My Grandma and her family need help
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 November 06 13:06 GMT (UK) »
I'm really sorry about the low res, a digital pic was my best option.  Thanks anyway Keith for your quick try - at least it's better than it was and much better than I could do  :)

Gadget, is it me or did you forget to attach the image?

My only other option I think is to scan it in sections and try to graft them together.  Never done that though so I could be a while    ::)

Susan
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Harrison - Northumberland
Rowland, Nicholson, Sneaton - Whitby
Athey, Ball, Lamb, Handley, Rymer, Duffey, Pool, Stringer, Wilkinson, Varley - West Yorks
Fisher - Essex

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Re: My Grandma and her family need help
« Reply #7 on: Friday 17 November 06 13:13 GMT (UK) »
If you scanned it in two overlapping halves, Susan, with identical settings, we might be able to piece them together. i've managed a few A3 ones like that before. i think it might be worth a try.

I took my repair off because i wasn't happy. i'll put another up later but it would be good if you could put two halves up.

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Re: My Grandma and her family need help
« Reply #8 on: Friday 17 November 06 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Gadget for all your help via PM.  Hope this works  ::)
Crampton, Cook,  Bell, Pinkney, Curry, Duffey, Marshall, Smurthwaite, Urwin - Durham/North Yorks
Harrison - Northumberland
Rowland, Nicholson, Sneaton - Whitby
Athey, Ball, Lamb, Handley, Rymer, Duffey, Pool, Stringer, Wilkinson, Varley - West Yorks
Fisher - Essex

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