Poor quality scan

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Peter James, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. Peter James

    Peter James Guest

    I've scanned a very old B&W print using my Bear Paw 1200 scanner. I'm
    prepared to admit that the scanner is not the best in the world, but
    it's all I can afford at the present. The resulting scan is rather
    "washed out" with an over-all gray cast. Using Adobe Elements I don't
    seem to be able to improve the appearance of the photo in any way.
    Attempting to increase the contrast just seems to add blobs or
    blotches of high contrast but with no over-all improvement. Can
    anyone advise me on this problem. Many thanks.
     
    Peter James, Dec 17, 2003
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    Peter James Guest

    I have up-loaded the print in question to:
    http://www.sharemation.com/xythoswf...user&XY_username=petefjames&token=-1676845156
    I would be grateful for any comments. TIA
     
    Peter James, Dec 17, 2003
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    Ray Murphy Guest

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    RM: Send the scan (or part of it) and I'll help. No more than 1MB by
    email.
    RM: We need a user name and password to see the jpg.

    Ray
     
    Ray Murphy, Dec 17, 2003
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  4. Peter James

    Peter James Guest

    Peter James, Dec 17, 2003
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  5. Peter James

    Ray Murphy Guest

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    RM: It still doesn't work. Have you got the right url?

    Ray
     
    Ray Murphy, Dec 17, 2003
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  6. Peter James

    Peter James Guest

    Peter James, Dec 17, 2003
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    Don Coon Guest

    Try the Levels tool. Ctrl-L

    Slide the left and right sliders toward the center until you reach the start
    of the vertical curves.
     
    Don Coon, Dec 17, 2003
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