Editing a picture

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Peter, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I recieved via a email a photocopy of a old school class photo, very blurry
    can Photoshop clear it up to a point of being clearer. The picture appears
    to be a photocopy of a photocop.

    Peter
     
    Peter, Oct 23, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    The answer to that question is no, yes, maybe. Being a photocopy of a
    photocopy I have my doubts that there is any possibility of improvement.
    Optimally, a decent scan of the original, or a digital photograph of
    the original would have been much better.
    Without seeing the image in question there is no telling.This is a
    non-binary group so don't post the image here, but if you would care
    to, I would be happy to see what I could do if you email the file to me
    at the above address with the {REMOVESPAM} removed.
     
    Savageduck, Oct 25, 2012
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    Voivod Guest

    Sounds like a thankless task that will never have good results.
     
    Voivod, Oct 25, 2012
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    Joel Guest

    In general the answer is NO, but also depending on the quality and some
    trick you may be able to improve a little. This is what you may nêd to d?

    1. Asking the person who sent you the blurry photo for a better quality
    version. eMail may not be the best way to send large file (image file), so
    you guy may want to use one of dozens File Hosts instead.

    2. Depending on the quality, you can use some trick like

    a. Print the current blurry photo to a large print (like 8x10"), you may
    have to do some adjusting before printing, and the 8x10" print doesn't
    have to be super clean

    b. Snapping the printed photo using digital camera (the photo should be
    better than original now), then print to 4x6"

    c. Rescan the better quality 4x6" print then you have a better photo to
    work on.

    That's it! now the newer quality will depend on how well you do those
    tricks, how well your photography and photography equipment you have etc..

    Also, editing a low quality photo usuallly not a good idea, and this is
    one of the reasons why I don't mess with poor photo.
     
    Joel, Oct 26, 2012
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