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Farmer Dan    Posted 11-03-2018 at 20:50:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Any picture experts here?
  • This is the only picture I have of my Dad riding my bike. I scanned it from Mom's old photo album. Anybody know how to clean it up, I would like to print it and put it in a frame for him to hang on the wall in his shop.

    Island Mike    Posted 11-04-2018 at 22:31:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I got a copy of the pic from Steve. It is quite a bit clearer.
    Just thinking: Maybe he sent it to me instead of Dan.

    Island Mike

    Steve-N-TN    Posted 11-04-2018 at 22:49:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Mike, one post too soon on the address! Will resend!! Steve

    Steve-N-TN    Posted 11-04-2018 at 19:18:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Dan, I tried an edit but it wouldn't post here. Sent it via your email. Maybe a little better but still lots of dots!!! For what its worth!!!

    Island Mike    Posted 11-04-2018 at 17:16:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Was at a bike gang meeting this morning. John got the electrical problem sorted on his 850 Guzzi, and he was there. Another guy has a 750 but he did not bring the bike. I took the Trophy 900.
    Island Mike

    steveVa    Posted 11-04-2018 at 16:43:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Farmer D.
    There are a bunch of photo programs out there like PhotoShop.
    You can doctor old photos with sharper features and lighten and darken and change tones. I had one long ago called Photo Doctor or something like that.
    I have an Epson WF-7520 that scans real well and I doctor photos from scans. I will have to look for the name of the program name.
    But there are a bunch out there.
    I get some good effects printing old color photos in black and white.
    I buy photo paper on line, it is so much cheaper to buy 8-1/2X11 sheets in packs of 50 or 100.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-04-2018 at 08:21:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Take the original to a print shop or a photography studio and they can make it good for you. You can try to reduce the DPI setting on your scanner too. 300 DPI is about the norm for scanning things in order for them to have fast downloads on sites like this. An original 35mm will be a lot better to work with than say a photo taken with a Kodak Instamatic.


    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-03-2018 at 21:22:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Your problem being that you scanned it. . . That introduced all those dots.
    IF you still can get to the original, take a Real photo of it using that antique 35mm SLR camera. Enlarge that photo and it will be much cleaner.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-04-2018 at 08:17:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Problem is age. This picture was taken in 1972 with a kodak instamatic camera (still have it) the original picture looks exactly like this scanned picture. Using a camera will result in the exact same thing you see here.

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