From: Tony Cooper <tonycooper214@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Renovation of a photograph
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From: Tony Cooper <tonycooper214@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: Renovation of a photograph
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:01:09 -0500
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On Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:09 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>On Jan 22, 2018, Tony Cooper wrote
>(in article<rimc6ddduilescqis3vl7our14kpj29b7e@4ax.com>):
>
>> On Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:31:02 +0000, "David B."
>><DavidB@nomail.afraid.org>  wrote:
>>
>> > On 22/01/2018 17:29, android wrote:
>> > > On 2018-01-22 17:12:41 +0000, android said:
>> > >
>> > > > On 2018-01-21 18:10:00 +0000, David B. said:
>> > > >
>> > > > > 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:- https://imgur.com/a/7XRdW
>> > > > >
>> > > > > How best can the image be improved?
>> > > >
>> > > > I'm soo sorry for your loss! You're with no doubt a troll and that
>> > > > file is useless! But you could try the free version off Fotor Photo
>> > > > Editor provided that you could get a better scan of the original. It
>> > > > seems to have some useless features. Report back to the group and let
>> > > > us know how it goes...
>> > > >
>> > > > https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/fotor-photo-editor/id503039729?l=en&...
>> > >
>> > > I downloaded the app meself and had a go... Do you want me to post the
>> > > result?
>> >
>> > Wow! Yes, please. :-)
>>
>> I took a shot at it. Mostly cleaned up, but I'm not happy with the
>> foot restoration. I'd prefer to replace the background on the left,
>> but that table needs to stay there.
>>
>> https://photos.smugmug.com/AUE-Photos/i-PZK8MPx/0/245e38d0/O/2018-01...
>>
>> Done in Photoshop (CC 2018)
>
>Not bad, not bad at all. Good work Tony.

The problem with this type of project is that there is no end. Anytime
you stop, you look at it and see something else that can be done.

It's difficult to keep in mind that the finished product should look
like the original...but in better shape.  It's not going to be a nice,
sharp photograph most of the time.  

The other problem is what I encountered with the foot.  You have to
have a source to use to create a missing part.  I shoulda done better
with the heel and the floor.  I would have done something with his
left hand, but taking the right and flopping and turning it still
wouldn't make it a good source.  Coulda maybe drawn in some lines to
show fingers in closed fist.

Finally, I just said "That's it" and flattened and saved as a .jpg.  I
had to go to the baseball field.  Tonight was try-out night for the
new baseball season for the middle grandson, and the night the coaches
decide who to draft.  He did well.


 
-- 
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida