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Scanned photos from years gone by

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Hi Richard,

    You cannot upload image files to here as you've found. The way around it is to use a file sharing service like WeTransfer or Dropbox. Upload to there then post the download link here.

    You're going to have to be more specific about what you want to adjust, how you're going about it now, and how it is failing for you. Just like editing photos we've shot with our cameras, scanned images pretty much need individual attention.

    Your scanning software can do a lot for you too. Things like noise, scratch, and dust removal, color corrections for fading, and so on.

    What you can post here are screenshots showing us what you're doing and seeing so we've got a better idea of what's going on.

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  • Gilles Subias

    I don't understand the request.

    I have plenty old scanned negative, colour or B&W, slides, on my photo folder, then ON1 PR 2019 > 2024, I can see/browse/develop/and more, any of them. Anyway, when using ON1 PR, you can adjust what you need, erase some dust, film grain, use NoNoise... Of course your ancient pictures never will result top of the top, but will be someway better than your old 10X15 cm prints you made 20-40 years ago !

    Edit: as for me, to send your picture here try a reply to yourself and post your image(s), something wrong in the forum ?

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    FYI: You can post screenshots and JPG files here if they are under 2mb, but sometimes you get the warning even if the file is valid. In that case, you need to refresh the page and then you can add the file. Unfortunately, refreshing the page also wipes out any text you wrote, so you either need to copy it somewhere before refreshing, or make sure you post your screenshots BEFORE writing any text to make sure the work.

     

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  • Richard Keller

    I'm trying to get rid of the purple color and I just can't figure out were to start, so if someone with a little patience might give me a starting point. PS. This are all scanned images.


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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Does this look better? I used the color dropper in Color Enhancer and clicked on the wall. Once you see what adjustments it makes, you can tweak it to your liking. Note that there is also a color balance in Develop, but I find Color Enhancer easier to use.

     

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  • Richard Keller

    Thank you Rick

     

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  • Gilles Subias

    Maybe it will be more efficient to read user manual, have a look to some video trainings, experiment by yourself too; as develop is non-destructive you can test many adjustments as you like.

    Or ask IA  ;-))

    (I'm 76 years old + and no english speaking, but I get some good old photos "revival"  I managed with ON1 PR - and other  photo softs I don't use so much - ) .

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    What software are you using to do the scanning? VueScan can do a lot of that correction for you during the scanning process. I use it with my long ago abandoned Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED film scanner and my Epson 2400 flatbed.

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