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 <http://www.polaroidwork.com> 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.

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat
    Alliance Graphique Studio
    <http://www.allgstudio.com>
     
    Gordon Moat, Aug 6, 2003
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  3. Take a look at my free download page at http://www.jamesphotography.ca

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    Jim Hutchison, Aug 6, 2003
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  4. http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/

    Command line driven, but astonishingly powerful.

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

    Ben Abzug Guest

    [/QUOTE]

    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 photo.net board. It's free, so it might be
    worth a try.

    The thread...
    http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=003qUT

    The plugin.
    http://www.polaroid.com/service/software/poladsr/poladsr.html

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