photo enhancement ?

Discussion in 'Photo Editing' started by Terry, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Terry

    Terry Funster

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    Hi all, does or can anybody enhance a photo for me ?
    The picture is of our son who recently passed away,and his partner/wife wants his picture (small one in the cnr of headstone) put on his headstone.:Smile:This is where we are stuck because the only picture we keep coming back to is one of him in a smoky room hence needing to edit and make clearer if that is possible :thumb::thumb:
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    I should be able to do it

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    email a copy and I'll give it a go as well.
     
  4. Terry

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    Come on Roger send me a email add -- You know I have yours somewhere ?:Rofl1::Rofl1::thumb::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Thanks to everyone - Private messages as well:thumb::thumb: I am now more confident we shall get a good result from a member on here :thumb::thumb:
    We did pay a photographer (crap) to do it but he messed up making the picture look worse than before
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    good luck,
    would offer but you seem to have it in hand
    hope it goes well if not - get back to me
     
  6. Terry

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    Thanks to all who have tried :thumb::thumb: :Smile: but as yet no one has got much better results than my own very feeble attempts :Sad: Perhaps I am not thinking on the same wavelengths or realise the limitations of digital stuff.
    Just had a brainwave :Eeek: could it be that I am looking at the pics too large on the screen ??????????? if I print the returns off at about 3 ins sq this may well have the desired results ??? after all that would be about the size required.
    I know it is not the best quality photo in the world but ask yourself s just how many photos you have of your kids aged 28 ? We have 1,000s of him growing up but like dad & mam did not like his picture taken when he got older.:Eeek:
    Any more thoughts suggestions appreciated :thumb: and once again thanks to all who have put in there time and effort.:thumb:
    Would it be possible for someone to improve things using airbrush things ??? If anyone out there knows how to get better results I do not mind paying for there efforts.
    Would it improve things if I scanned the pic at a very high resolution?
    terry
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Terry

    Scanning at the highest resolution will improve the resolution and then printing as you suggest.. you don't have the negative by any chance ?


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    scrub last comment .. senior moment :Blush:

    should have said original picture file
    Jim
     
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    Hi Jim, no negative it was on my digital :BigGrin: but I did send the original resolution one.
    Just had a quick look at a couple of the returns at about 3 ins (75 x 75 mm) and they are a good improvement :thumb: so this may well do. (unless we have a photo wizard on here :Rofl1:)
    I have been playing with Adobe -- windows and the one I drive best AC-DC v6 but again I am a very new novice at them all.:Rofl1: and although I print some pics I have nether got into this editing /improving bit.
    terry

    Twooks I do not know if you are the wizard I am looking for ??? or indeed if you can improve on anybody else s efforts so far.If you feel you may be able to send me a PM and I will send you my email add and the pics.:thumb: thanks terry
     
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    Thanks to all who are having a go for us :thumb: and taking up there valuable time :thumb:
    I think I may have a better results with now viewing at 3 ins sq,things are looking better
    terry
     
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    hi terry.. just about to email another effort.. see what you think ..

    jim
     
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    email sent Terry
     
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    Hi Terry
    Send the full image to drakkenphotography@btinternet.com
    He's a mate and an absolute wizard on enhancement.
    Send-it as soon-as and he'll get straight on-it.

    Regards...nige
     
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    Done it :thumb: Nige

    Is it possible for me to bo opening some of the photos with the wrong program (windows pic viewer or ACDsee ) because some efforts are viewing good and some bad, but you can see that a lot of effort has been done on all of them.:thumb: Can the program alter the viewed image ? or can the email system do that ?
    Thanks one and all yet again terry
     
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    one thing we are all forgetting. .jpg images are small because they are degraded from original every time they are saved in effect compressed.. So copy/scan at highest resolution and save as a BMP. Send them to me again as BMP files and see the differance. To reduce the file size initally crop the portion you want and send that only.
     
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    Hi Roger I sent the pic from the original file from the camera ?Are you wanting me to print it off then scan and send that ???If that is what will help I will give it a go :thumb:

    highwayman,Nige your mates email will not work, cheers anyway :thumb:
     
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    ok Terry, obviously the original is not really very good quality hence your problem.
    I am not sure the software exists to do what you really need
     
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    You certainly should if your photos are anything to go by, they keep cropping up on the home page and what a pleasure to look at they are. Any usually a useful comment on them.
     
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    Hi all, I have now printed a good few sent back to me and all in all at 3 ins sq there are a good half dozen to choose from that should fit the bill :thumb: Not sure which one we will end up using but again I/we would like to say a big THANKS to all who have rallied round with there efforts :thumb:Most are a lot better than my own feeble ones but I must admit I am now learning to drive the photo editing programs a lot better :Rofl1::thumb:
    thanks again
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    Your son's photograph

    Hi
    Looking at the date you posted this I guess by now you have sorted the problem with the photograph, I hope so.
    If by any chance you have not please reply and it may be possible that I can help but the original photograph ie smokey room etc will be difficult to obtain a clear picture from.
    Gaudie
     
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