fixing jpgs

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by jones, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. jones

    jones Guest

    Been helping out a friend with old photos. Fixing them up a bit from tears
    etc.

    Trouble is he received them as jpgs and can't get the originals to scan them
    in for me as a better format like BMPs.

    Am I flogging a dead horse here, working with jpgs and returning them as
    jpgs?

    When I get them I save as BMPs a copy to work with. When I have finished I
    keep the BMP for me, and send him back the jpgs as it is better for him
    (smaller file).

    I have Photo Optimizer, but I have noticed on other photos that it leaves
    the words like ........... . com on the bottom.

    These photos are later to be used elsewhere and maybe enlarged. I feel that
    enlarging them later as jpgs will mess them up worse than they are.

    Any suggestions please?

    Thank you as always
    Katherine
     
    jones, Dec 30, 2010
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  2. jones

    Voivod Guest

    Hire someone who knows what they're doing.
     
    Voivod, Dec 30, 2010
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  3. jones

    jones Guest

    Like who - a professional?. This is all practise for me and I enjoy doing
    it.

    Any constructive suggestions?
    Katherine
     
    jones, Dec 30, 2010
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  4. jones

    Voivod Guest

    Don't top post. Learn to spell. How's that for constructive?
     
    Voivod, Dec 30, 2010
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  5. jones

    Joel Guest

    First, you need to forget about JPG thinking as JPP is a fine format, I am
    (or I was?) a professional photographer and retoucher, and I always work on
    JPG. Matter fact, I almost never woprk with BMP to know much about it.

    My suggestion is you may need to start asking for hint, tip, techni ue
    etc. instead of sharing with us how horrible JPG may be.

    Sending back a small JPG? it sounds like you are doing it for something not
    helping out an old friend?
     
    Joel, Dec 30, 2010
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    Kele Guest

    Voivod,

    Is there a news group etiquette not to "top post"? If so, please explain as
    it seems much more natural to me to top post... like email.

    -Kele
     
    Kele, Dec 30, 2010
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  7. jones

    Voivod Guest

    You appear to be able to read English. When the **** have you ever seen
    a book printed bottom to top?

    The written English language flows top to bottom and left to right. Were
    you to moronically top post in email to me I'd tell you the same.
     
    Voivod, Dec 30, 2010
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  8. jones

    Kele Guest

    If you are using Photoshop, you can save a "work in progress" as a Photoshop
    file (psd) and it doesn't degrade (compress) further. When you re-open a
    ..psd file, it's as if you never closed it - no next generation image
    degradation. Try to refrain from saving a JPEG repeatedly as each time a
    JPEG is saved, the image (file) compresses further. If you receive JPEGs,
    it doesn't matter to convert it to BMP since the original JPEG has already
    been compressed at least once; you're not adding more information to the
    image by converting it.

    Your situation sounds like one that I had creating wake/funeral brochures
    for family. I can tell you that consumer grade scanners aren't that great
    at rendering subtle differences. For example, I tried to lessen the
    contrast to see more shadow detail and there wasn't any. That is the
    scanner's shortcomings more so than the file format (JPEG), and note the
    images I received were provided from more that one person (scanner) yet all
    were similar in this regard.

    Photo Optimizer? You get the watermark on your photos because it's a trial
    version; once paid, the watermark isn't applied. If you have a digital
    camera, you may have the included photo editing software already on your
    computer; try that. IrfanView (http://www.irfanview.com/) is a free
    all-purpose image viewer and has some photo editing functionality.
    Remember, don't keep hitting the Save button and overwriting the previous -
    with each Save, the JPEG compresses and artifacts multiply.

    If you're confident the photos will need to be enlarged, enlarge them
    yourself - work with the enlargements. Allowable email attachment files are
    pretty sizeable now (Hotmail is 50MB) so there's no reason you can't go big
    for an important project. Another option is upload the image to the
    Internet and the recipient can download (example:
    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-skydrive). Better if they have to
    shrink your photos instead of blowing them up to print or otherwise.
    Something I learned during the funeral... punch up the color
    saturation/vividness/contrast (just before detail is lost). Washed-out
    photos are worse when printed and/or projected on a large screen in a not so
    dark room.

    Photoshop guru's... please let me know if I'm mistaken in paragraph one,
    etc. (to include top posting).



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    Been helping out a friend with old photos. Fixing them up a bit from tears
    etc.

    Trouble is he received them as jpgs and can't get the originals to scan them
    in for me as a better format like BMPs.

    Am I flogging a dead horse here, working with jpgs and returning them as
    jpgs?

    When I get them I save as BMPs a copy to work with. When I have finished I
    keep the BMP for me, and send him back the jpgs as it is better for him
    (smaller file).

    I have Photo Optimizer, but I have noticed on other photos that it leaves
    the words like ........... . com on the bottom.

    These photos are later to be used elsewhere and maybe enlarged. I feel that
    enlarging them later as jpgs will mess them up worse than they are.

    Any suggestions please?

    Thank you as always
    Katherine
     
    Kele, Dec 30, 2010
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  9. jones

    jones Guest

    Thank you KELE,
    I think voivod is a troll who has nothing better to do.

    To Voivod,
    If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything.


    Katherine



    "Kele" < wrote in message
     
    jones, Dec 30, 2010
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  10. jones

    jones Guest

    Thank you again Kele,
    You have offered good advice and will print this out for reference. Very
    detailed and helpful.

    Yesterday I received one to fix and it was all green. So I made it greyscale
    and looks much better than playing around with the colours.

    These pics go back to their "owner" to keep (fixed) until they are needed
    for a special project overseas, so we won't know how they will be used.
    Could be enlarged for framing and hung up around the walls.

    You are right about saving often. I don't do that because of the JPGs. The
    owner got them from others who scanned them in from the originals (wherever
    they are), and passed on to different people as JPGs.

    Thanks again for your help.
    Katherine


    "Kele" wrote in message
     
    jones, Dec 30, 2010
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  11. jones

    Voivod Guest

    I have a few moments free to make fun of idiots like you, yes.
    When they elect you queen of the world, you top posting imbecile, then
    and only then do you get to tell me what to do.
     
    Voivod, Dec 30, 2010
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  12. jones

    Jonz Guest

    The only thing to do with voivod is to assign him/her/it to your twit
    filter.

    Jonz

     
    Jonz, Dec 31, 2010
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  13. jones

    Voivod Guest

    Stupid people fear and hide from the truth. Cower, fool, in shame.
     
    Voivod, Dec 31, 2010
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  14. Here's a top post for you, asshole.

    **** right off and go back to the troll world you came from.
     
    Craig Schiller, Dec 31, 2010
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  15. jones

    Voivod Guest

    It's so much fun when I don't even have to drag you down to my level.
    You leap and slide so willingly. The fragile and imaginary moral
    superiority is so easily broken. A few words, words mind you, the most
    harmless of things, and you're spouting off like a drunken dock worker.

    Congratulations, fucktard. You're just as bad, no... worse, than what
    you pretend to despise.

    Welcome to the dark side of the spoon!







    I'm laughing at you. Still.
     
    Voivod, Dec 31, 2010
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  16. jones

    Joel Guest

    Heck, I don't care if you are an asshole or fuckinghole. But when you are
    topper then you will be in my killfile
     
    Joel, Jan 1, 2011
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  17. jones

    Jonz Guest

    Promises, promises!!!

    Jonz

     
    Jonz, Jan 1, 2011
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  18. Bite me, loser.

     
    Craig Schiller, Jan 1, 2011
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  19. Golly, that's devastating news.

     
    Craig Schiller, Jan 1, 2011
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  20. jones

    Voivod Guest

    I don't swing that way, Craig, perhaps you should look in the gay
    fantasy groups for your kink fix instead of bringing your predilections
    up here in the Photoshop group.
     
    Voivod, Jan 1, 2011
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