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sharpening a photo

Postby AVITRY » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:35 pm

I know very little about photo touch up, but, because I convert some vhs to dvd, the family thinks I can do anything, LOL.

Anyway, my son sent this photo and asked if I could sharpen it. I cropped out his head in this example. The photo was 640 x 980. I didn't think there was any way, but then I had an idea.

Would I get any improvement if I printed this out as a very small photo, and then scanned it at a very high pixel count and resaved it as a digital photo file? :-k

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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby Peru » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:47 pm

I highly doubt it will work. You can't create missing information.

I don't have Photoshop, but Photoshop Elements.
There must be some similar fixes to smartfix, but manual instead of automatic.
From what I can see of the photo, it looks like it will be a challenge.
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby Chuck Engels » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:18 pm

From what I hear CS6 has a pretty amazing sharpening feature.
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby Peru » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:46 pm

Chuck Engels wrote:From what I hear CS6 has a pretty amazing sharpening feature.


If you are referring to the feature about which Adobe released a video (a guy on stage was demonstrating it in front of an audience), it never made it into CS6. They hadn't got all the bugs out (Isn't that unusual for Adobe? :mrgreen: )

But I'm sure that it must still have a pretty good sharpen feature.
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:53 pm

Ahhh, too bad because it looked like that was going to be a great feature.
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby Peru » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:29 pm

I expect it will show up in CS7, Chuck.
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby Bob » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:24 pm

Adobe is now on a two year release cycle with the ".5" release in the middle. That puts CS6.5 in 2013 and CS7.0 in 2014.
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby RJ Johnston » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:54 pm

I was trying out some things in Camera Raw, after converting the photo to JPG. You sure get different looking results in a browser than in Photoshop.

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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby RJ Johnston » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:19 am

Thought I would add another version of Bella. This time I was using some plug-ins from Topaz Labs. A few plug-ins have controls for "Dynamics," "Structure," "Detail Boost that can bring out the hidden detail.

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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby rusty » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:53 pm

Amazing how it just isn't as easy as they make it in CSI. They just whack a grainy shot taken by a closed circuit camera at night from a distance at an awkward angle with the light behind into the computer and...bazinga!...the perp's face magically appears. :conf:
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby RJ Johnston » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:54 pm

rusty, There is a preset for lifting a reflection of a face from the pupil of someones eye, but that didn't apply in this case. I'm saving up for the subscription plan to the "forensic" plug-in. That's one million dollars a year, and you can pay with paypal.
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby rusty » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:50 pm

Nice cut there for Muvipix if you buy through the Muvipix Store. :tup:
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby Uncle Ben » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:18 pm

I don't know if this looks any better, but here it is: Image.

I used Corel PhotoPaint Pro X4.
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby Uncle Ben » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:34 pm

Has anyone heard back from Avitry, or perhaps Bella?
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Re: sharpening a photo

Postby RJ Johnston » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:26 pm

I haven't seen a post from him since the one in this thread. Where are you Joe?
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