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best image correction software

Discussion in 'Digital Photography, Home and Portable Electronics' started by WhiteLightning, May 27, 2014.

  1. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Hi,

    im about to convert about 1600 old film dia's to digital format.

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    What would be the best software to correct colours and bad images and make it somewhat sharper ?

    adobe photoshop ? adobe lightroom ?

    im really new to this, so i hope someone can help me so that i can keep some great memories of the past.

    thanks in advance!

    here is a example of a photo btw

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    eclap Banned

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    photoshop all the way. Took 2 minutes to get rid of all the noise and dirt... Which one in that pic are you?

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  3. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    no the one in the red in front is my brother. pic is 40 years old

    looks quite better. does ps have a batch function for this , and what did you do?
     
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    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    You'd need to clean each one up one by one using PS, it's the spot healing brush tool that can remove / repair scratches and dirt like that, but it's a manual process
     

  5. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Gimp's healing brush works really well too.

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    bballfreak6 Maha Guru

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    that's a really nice photo :)
     
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    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I just had to say, that looks like so much fun. I'd love to skate on something like that :D
     
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    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    Some scanners come with Digital Ice (no pun intended) technology that removes dust and scratches as you scan the slides. Polaroid Dust and Scratch plugin for Photoshop is pretty good as well, you could set up an action that could be applied to batches of photos. Can be found here


    I remember doing that when I was small in Holland in the 1950's, around Eindhoven! Was really cool, I had wooden skates with steel blades that strapped on over your shoes, I learned to skate by holding on to a chair on the back garden path that my father used to wet with the hose for several nights till it was a small ice rink. :)
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Thanks for the kind remarks and suggestions guys!

    i think i first will try this Gimp tool since its free. (and i dont own photoshop yet and its kinda pricey)
    If its not to my liking ill go for photoshop though.

    Anarion can you please tell me how do i use this healing brush ? I know how to select the tool, but i dont know how to apply it (since it has a cross when i move the mouse cursor over the image)
     
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    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    You picks the healing brush first. Then you hold down ctrl and select area nearby that looks right and then you start painting over the scratch/dust.
    http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tool-heal.html

    In some cases clone brush works well too.
     

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    Bala_pragasam New Member

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    Hi,
    Try this online www dot imagecorrection dot com dot au web site. A free site that produces the same results.
    Just copy the image url from this site and paste. Apply the correction and download the results.
    Let me know how it goes.
     
  12. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    My wife recently did something similar for her parents 25 year wedding anniversary. She used Adobe Photoshop and had to do each picture manually. It took hera good 3 weeks to edit all those photos, but it was worth it in the end. Good luck. :thumbup:
     
  13. Bhaal

    Bhaal Master Guru

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    Lets see
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    and HDR on :)

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    yosef019 Ancient Guru

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    Thats too much
     
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    BetA Ancient Guru

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    wow, now thats OVERDONE..
    the grass on teh sides are totaly overexposed...
     

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    HDR doesn't mean to over expose everything and lose the dynamic range.
    Anyway, love the photo. Since they are really a lot of them, you may give Lightroom a try.
    It's got that library panel where you can see them all, and its healing brush (while similar to Photoshop's one) needs some less work. I think it's just a tad faster/easier for bulk stuff.
     
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    HDR is a clever way of using all the spectrum of light in a given photo, now usually I would take 3-4 pictures where one is where you focus on the darkest areas and get as much detail from that area, then I move to slightly more lit areas and finally to the most lit area, usually its the sun or reflection. Then I combine all pictures into one final picture. Gettings most detail from each one. It kinda looks odd in the beginning but then you start to appreciate them. If done properly you wont "really" notice, except its seems extremely sharp and crisp. :)

    Now I use photoshop, and its great for restoring old photos, its really its strong suit.

    Google tutorials on how to. Good luck.
     
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    Wao, please tell me about that particular software, I wanna do the same, Its showing in really a great result.:infinity:
     
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    Digital ice is horrid from the few times I have used it. Always messed up the photos for me worse then they were already messed up.
     
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    @ OP. How did you get on with your slides? And what software did you use in the end?
     

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