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Subject: Re: Renovation of a photograph
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From: dale <>
Subject: Re: Renovation of a photograph
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:40:28 -0500
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On 1/21/18 5:54 PM, Alfred Molon wrote:
> In article <p43524$her$>, philo says...
>> On 01/21/2018 03:30 PM, Ken Hart wrote:
>>> On 01/21/2018 01:10 PM, David B. wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>> My elderly sister managed to send me a photograph today of our
>>>> grandfather. It was taken before he was killed during the first World
>>>> War.
>>>> Here is a copy of same:-
> <snip>
>> Were I doing it, I'd increase the contrast a bit and reduce the
> creases
>> and that would be about it.
> Just wondering if there is a way to make the detail in the photo more
> visible besides increasing the contrast. Some fancy image processibg,
> not sure if that exists.

image stability varies according to conditions,

for instance, if you knew the cycle of temperature, humidity, and light 
exposure, you might be able to back out the keeping if you had an 
original palette of the media and a palette of the media following the 
same keeping conditions

might be a good invention to keep a small palette on an image and 
original palette color data just for this purpose

next best thing would be some tuning "dials" from the media manufacturer 
derived from typical keeping conditions

I might be coming at this from too much of an idealist point of view, 
the "dials" might not have to be so specific to a media, just figure out 
which "dials" fit best for ... stain, fade, etc.

hard to back out stain without selecting specific sections of an image, 
hard to figure out what was somewhere when there was fade ...

> By the way, seems that the lens which was used to take this photo wasn't
> of very high quality. Or perhaps it's the combination of the lens and
> the printing process which further reduced the detail.

Not a professional opinion unless specified.
dale -