From: Bill W <nothing@nowhere.com>
Subject: Re: Renovation of a photograph
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Subject: Re: Renovation of a photograph
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On Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:46:39 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>On Jan 24, 2018, David B. wrote
>(in article <xG3aC.521993$hn.138347@fx07.fr7>):
>
>> On 22/01/2018 23:32, David B. wrote:
>> > On 22/01/2018 22:47, Tony Cooper wrote:
>> > > On Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:40:43 +0000, "David B."
>> > ><DavidB@nomail.afraid.org>  wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > On 22/01/2018 21:43, Tony Cooper wrote:
>> > > > > 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&...
>> > > > > > > > =12
>> > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > 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...
>> > > > > pg
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > > Done in Photoshop (CC 2018)
>> > > >
>> > > > Wow! That's amazing. :-)
>> > > >
>> > > > Thank you so much, Tony. :-)
>> > > >
>> > > > May I send your copy to my sister?
>> > >
>> > > It's yours. Download and do whatever you want with it. I like a
>> > > challenge and the chance to play around in Photoshop.
>> >
>> > Thank you, Tony. You are most kind. :-)
>> >
>> > I will obtain the original photograph from my sister in due course and
>> > scan it on my Cannon PSC. I'll then let you have a copy to play with
>> > once again if you wish. How do you suggest that I pass same on to you to
>> > maintain the best quality image for you to work on?
>> >
>> > With kind regards,
>>
>> No response received. :-(
>>
>> You may view the scanned image here, should you so wish:-
>>
>> http://www.mediafire.com/view/6q6mpjga2ja9eu2/Granddad%20scan.jpeg
>>
>> Granddad is holding a 'swagger stick' in his left hand!
>>
>> Thanks again for 'playing'! :-)
>
>It would have been nice to have that as a .TIFF, but no matter. Here is what 
>I came up with.
>
><https://www.dropbox.com/s/wngnfgyqybjh093/Granddad-E2.png>

That's pretty good. The only obvious anomaly you left is what appears
as a hole in his right ear. I think that's easily fixed.