Freeware dust/scratch remover program/plugin available?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Phil, Squid-in-Training, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Hey all. I have PS 7.0 and I'm using an HP Scanjet 5470c. I'd like to know
    if there is any freeware dust/scratch removal software like Nikon's ICE
    other than Filters|Dust and Scratches.
    Phil, Squid-in-Training, Aug 6, 2003
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  2. Phil, Squid-in-Training

    Gordon Moat Guest

    Polaroid offers a great dust and scratch removal software as a free download.
    Check at <> to find this utility. It works in 16 bit
    mode in PhotoShop, and has sliding adjustments for different levels of
    cleaning. The preview window could be better, though after using it a few
    times, you should be able to get consistent results.

    Some people will speak quite badly about this utility software. However, I have
    found that with practice, the results can be very good. The default settings
    may be too much for many images.


    Gordon Moat
    Alliance Graphique Studio
    Gordon Moat, Aug 6, 2003
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    Jim Hutchison, Aug 6, 2003

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    William D. Tallman, Aug 7, 2003
  5. Phil, Squid-in-Training

    Ben Abzug Guest


    I'm not sure if it's possible to use software alone to emulate what
    Digital ICE does. ICE uses infrared light to "see through" scratches;
    it's much more than a piece of software.
    I thought Dust and Scratches was a useless plugin for a long time
    because it always seemed to turn my images into dust and scratch free
    mush. Then I tried it on a 3200 dpi scan and played around with the
    settings a little and got excellent results, with *very* little
    softening of the image.

    If you're still looking for other plugins... I ran into a post
    suggesting this plugin on a board. It's free, so it might be
    worth a try.

    The thread...

    The plugin.

    Good luck!
    -Ben Abzug
    Ben Abzug, Aug 7, 2003
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