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    repair/restore a photo

    I have a old photo of my parents , but its very badly scratched, like lines all over it.

    Could anyone recommend some good software i could try to maybe elimate the lines

    One thing i dont have any experience with is photo editing etc.

    I have scanned the photo and have it on my computer.I would love to be able to make the photo look better and blow it up to a large size to be put in a frame

    I would appreciate any advice on a program to use, or even a website that deals with this kind of thing

    thanks

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    getpaint.net/

    (freebie)

    scan it in the very best resolution of your scanner

    but using the clone tool over the troubled areas is as much art as it is technical

    Picasa ([url]www.google.com/picasa[/url]) is good for basic edits (including touching up) and photo organisation. If that won't do it then you are looking at something like GIMP ([url]www.gimp.org[/url]) but that is a lot more powerful and therefore complicated. I would give Picasa a go first.

    HTH

    J.

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    jubbyme;8894584

    http://www.getpaint.net/(freebie)scan it in the very best resolution of … http://www.getpaint.net/(freebie)scan it in the very best resolution of your scannerbut using the clone tool over the troubled areas is as much art as it is technical



    i feared it would be, even if i got a decent program it would still take a certain degree of skill

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    schizoboy;8894581

    PhotoshopCS5 + content aware?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH0aEp1oDOI



    ill take a look mate thanks

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    richx45;8894600

    paint.net is the best free photo editing software that I know … paint.net is the best free photo editing software that I know of:http://www.getpaint.net/index.htmlDownload link:http://www.dotpdn.com/downloads/pdn.htmlOtherwise there are free trials of photoshop CS5:https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop&promoid=FDTFS:thumbsup:



    thanks

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    Jaden;8894593

    Picasa (]www.google.com/picasa) is good for basic edits (including … Picasa (]www.google.com/picasa) is good for basic edits (including touching up) and photo organisation. If that won't do it then you are looking at something like GIMP (]www.gimp.org) but that is a lot more powerful and therefore complicated. I would give Picasa a go first.HTHJ.



    thanks

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    chesso;8894677

    You could ask MM - see this … You could ask MM - see this threadhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/607963/online-photo-editor



    i will do that mate thanks

    oh says hes suspended

    If you already have the photo on email then PM me and I'll see what I can do, otherwise MM is your man

    pughy2000;8894701

    i will do that mate thanksoh says hes suspended



    Looks like he's un-suspended again.:-D

    best freeware application you can use without having to pay for photoshop would be a programme called gimp. Very powerful app. Easy tutorials are available to restoring photo's using it by googling it. Hope it helps
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