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Fri, 14 October 2005 21:32 Go to next message
MW (Photoshop begginer)
Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?

Thanks,

MR
Fri, 14 October 2005 22:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tacit[1] (Photoshop expert)
In article <21n0l114er29qvp8pnhndi2n2kaduootft@4ax.com>,
MW <mrwhat@tesseract.info> wrote:

> Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?

Um...shoot the photo again on lower speed film?

Seriously, what do you mean by "deal with" grainy photos, and where are
these photos coming from?

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Fri, 14 October 2005 23:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Russell (Photoshop expert)
> In article <21n0l114er29qvp8pnhndi2n2kaduootft@4ax.com>,
> MW <mrwhat@tesseract.info> wrote:
>
>> Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?

There are a number of techniques in Photoshop, however it is probably
simplest to use a commercial plugin that specializes in noise reduction.
Noise Ninja and Neat Image are two good examples of such plugins.
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Sat, 15 October 2005 02:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MW (Photoshop begginer)
On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 02:29:03 GMT, tacit <tacitr@aol.com> wrote:

>In article <21n0l114er29qvp8pnhndi2n2kaduootft@4ax.com>,
> MW <mrwhat@tesseract.info> wrote:
>
>> Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?
>
>Um...shoot the photo again on lower speed film?
>
>Seriously, what do you mean by "deal with" grainy photos, and where are
>these photos coming from?

Well, is there any way to reduce the noise. It isn't too bad, but
enough that I need to do something to see if I can remove it.

Retaking the pictures is not possible, to my regret. The are film,
not digital.

:(

Thanks for any and all help to everyone!

MR
Sat, 15 October 2005 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roberto (Photoshop expert)
"MW" <newsgroups@tesseract.info> wrote in message
news:n0a1l15tntlp99evkfidl9di2ioh376tp8@4ax.com...

> Retaking the pictures is not possible, to my regret. The are film,
> not digital.

It is possible that you seeing grain and noise together. If you set your
scan to an unrealistically high 'rez', the noise will be greater - so lower
the so-called resolution to something that is actually within the
capabilities of the scanner, possibly 2400.
Sat, 15 October 2005 15:07 Go to previous message
noone (Photoshop expert)
In article <n0a1l15tntlp99evkfidl9di2ioh376tp8@4ax.com>, newsgroups@tesseract
..info says...
>
>On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 02:29:03 GMT, tacit <tacitr@aol.com> wrote:
>
>>In article <21n0l114er29qvp8pnhndi2n2kaduootft@4ax.com>,
>> MW <mrwhat@tesseract.info> wrote:
>>
>>> Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?
>>
>>Um...shoot the photo again on lower speed film?
>>
>>Seriously, what do you mean by "deal with" grainy photos, and where are
>>these photos coming from?
>
>Well, is there any way to reduce the noise. It isn't too bad, but
>enough that I need to do something to see if I can remove it.
>
>Retaking the pictures is not possible, to my regret. The are film,
>not digital.
>
>:(
>
>Thanks for any and all help to everyone!
>
>MR

Do explore the previously mentioned "anti-noise" plug-ins: Noise Ninja, and
Neat Image. While marketed as "digital noise reduction" software, they do a
nice job with film grain, as well. When used with a hi-rez drum scan of 4x5 (
Kodak SW-100), they made my image (9' x 5') look like it was done on a sheet
of Kodachrome - no noticable noise/grain anywhere! Just experiment to find the
right setting to yield the best results for you, and for your image.

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