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Old photo from World War II

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:18 pm    Post subject: Old photo from World War II Reply with quote

Just today, my family received a gift from one of my distant relatives in the mail: it is a hardcopy printout of a scan of an old photo of my grandfather from the Second World War, taken while he served in as a Navy Seabee.

The photo is typical of the time, black & white. The image is as clear as can be expected. There is a problem with the photo: the image was obviously scanned by one of those consumer-grade in-store kiosks and it has horizontal lines across it, much like an old CRT television picture. I scanned in the image with my old Epson scanner.



I scanned the photo in with my old computer (specs below) using Epson Scan. The newer computer that I just bought this past spring will not run the older scanner software. So at this point I'm scanning with an old scanner, running old software, with no access to newer stuff that may (or may not) offer tricks I could use to clean up this image.

Here are my current specs...

OLD MACHINE (primarily used as a file server)
iMac G4 1.25 GHz (Fall, 2003 vintage)
2 GB RAM, 300 GB hard disk (installed 2005)
runs MacOS 10.4.11 and 9.2
Adobe Creative Suite 1 installed, with Photoshop 8
EpsonScan 2.7.7

NEW MACHINE (main workhorse)
late-2012 iMac 2.9 GHz Core i5 (13,1; slimline DVD-less version)
8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD
runs MacOS 10.8.4 ("Mountain Lion")
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
(Adobe Creative Cloud apps currently installed, but idled, awaiting money for re-activating CC subscription)
iLife 2011

SCANNER
Epson Perfection 2400 PHOTO, connecting via USB 2 cable


Epson stopped supporting the 2400, so there's no way to install, much less run, EpsonScan on the new iMac. A friend who works in I.T. (and knows both Macs and PCs very well) said that I should buy a copy of VueScan, third-party software that will run on Mountain Lion and probably be better than EpsonScan. I doubt, though, that improved scanning will clear up this image.

Is there anything I can do with my weird mix of hardware and software to clean up this image?

Thanks in advance,

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you get the best scan you can, and then use PhotoShop to fix it.

Or pay a printshop to fix it. I think even Costco offers photo repair/restoration at their printshops.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fixed it for you!!!

Please drop me a message where i can send it to you!!!

i am a trained black and white photographer all though the image is a little poor i enhanced it as best as i could.

Scanned images are really bad quality to begin with i lost his tie because of the quality but the picture looks great [/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a way to transmit attachments via private message on this forum?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unknown!!! let me see
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no i couldn't find one theres only img which requires a http: link let experiment

[img]/Users/johnodd4/Desktop/JPEG/VoiletPhoto_WaltNavy.jpg[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope that didn't work
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sent you a message about another option if interested its so you don't have to give out your e-mail address...
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