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Offline alan1572

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old photo
« on: April 10, 2010, 05:43:32 PM »
my aunt has found a picture of her dad, it's quite an old one and she want to get some slighty larger ones made and give give a copy to my dad for his birthday, is there any good software and can anyone help to make it better?
She wants the bookie taken out so it's just my grandad, it's quite poor quality and it really showed when i tried to crop and enlarge.



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Re: old photo
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 08:46:39 PM »
Alan,
I will be perfectly willing to give it go, but you will have to send me the scanned photo by e-mail.
Also, start with scanning the photo with at least 600 DPI, preferably higher. (I know it creates a big file, but the more pixels to work with the better the result.)
And make the scan output a tiff file if you can.

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Re: old photo
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 07:24:28 AM »
Alan, I'll take the challenge too if you want someone else to have a go for you. Email as above the more dpi the better.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2010, 09:23:08 AM »
Hi Alan

As said a higher res file would be good to work with, I had a quick go with the one you have provided below



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Re: old photo
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2010, 09:57:38 AM »
thanks for the replies, if i can have your emails i will send it to you all,
many thanks
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Re: old photo
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 08:54:03 PM »
Hi Alan

I had a go with the file you sent me, really need a bigger file, the one you sent was 992 x 688, the problem is that it is still low quality, eg 42kb, and only 200dpi and the jpg artifacting is evident  could do with a saved as max quality, and more than 400 dpi,and saved a s a TIFF File, anyway I had another go, not the best as said needs a better file to work with, colour and black and white versions, if you can send mw a bigger file I'll have another go





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Re: old photo
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 02:27:34 PM »
dave, thanks for your time..nice job, i will get the photo back and scan it, i'm not sure of the res on my all in one but i'll check, cheers
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2010, 02:29:55 PM »
just checked and it should be ok



Scan
Copy Speed Black TextA4    Up to 40 ppm
Copy Speed Colour Text A4    Up to 40 ppm
Scan Speed Black A4    A4 1200 dpi 10 msec/line
Scan Speed Colour A4    A4 1200 dpi 28 msec/line
Scanning Technology    A4 flatbed colour image scanner
Sensor Type    CIS with CCD sensor
Scan Resolution    1200 x 2400 dpi
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2010, 06:44:38 PM »
Hi Alan

Pleased you like my efforts, dont know if you noticed I squished it up a little on the left hand side, brought the poster and board a little near the man, HE He,  :)

When saving your file save it as a tiff and at max quality please, if you cant save as Tiff save as jpg Max quality the larger the file size the better   :)
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Re: old photo
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 09:03:34 PM »
when i have scanned the photo to a usb stick the file size is only 49mb, is there something i can do? it's an epson rx685
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010, 11:09:08 PM »
49 mb sounds about right Alan. It is a lot more than the 42 kb you sent before.

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2010, 11:42:32 PM »
If you want to get rid of the man behind the counter, it will be interesting to see how good CS5 is with content aware fill!
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