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Denine Louise
11-09-2003, 11:18 PM
Is there any help for this picture. Its of my ancestors. It was from a tin type. I don't personally have the picture but it was placed on one of my family sites. Anyone want to give it a shot? or is it hopeless?

Denine Louise
11-09-2003, 11:20 PM
geeeeeeZ forgot to post the pic. Here it is.

11-10-2003, 01:19 AM
This is the best I could come up with, there are 3 different ones, each a little different. I played with them using Paint Shop Pro 8. Maybe someone that is better at this than I can come up with a better solution. I am new with PSP and am still a novice.

11-10-2003, 01:23 AM
Here is number 2.

11-10-2003, 01:28 AM
This is number 3, not much difference between 2 and 3, but 3 has a little more sharpness which may or may not be an improvement.

11-10-2003, 01:55 AM
Played with it a bit more.

11-10-2003, 02:00 AM
And the last one.

Denine Louise
11-10-2003, 07:39 AM
Oh Wow. I like the number 4 one. It really brings out the features. Now they look like real people instead of "tin heads" LOL

11-10-2003, 01:16 PM
yea, the #4 is a keeper.....good job, benewah....

11-10-2003, 01:35 PM
I've had a go with Photoshop Elements...what do you think?

11-10-2003, 03:10 PM
I suspect that if the tintype had been scanned with a better scanner like an Epson Perfection that has built in tools for managing the scan, that a much better picture could have been saved. I have saved many an old picture using that scanner that at first glance seemed hopeless. I have only scanned one old tintype, it is only about 2"x2", and was almost black, but managed to get a fairly good picture from it.

Barney, yours looks much like my #2. I used the clone tool in PSP8 to cover up the white spots.

11-10-2003, 05:17 PM
here's a try from me.

Denine Louise
11-10-2003, 10:11 PM
Thannkyou all so much. Sure made the picture clearer. Going to take it to my family site and see what they all think.