Scanned slides.

Scanned slides.

Postby lossiemouth on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 9:32 am

Morning All,

I've been sent some scanned slides (although it is possible they are scans of photo's), and they seem to be showing their age. Many have white flecks on them, (that resembles a very light going over with a brillo!) Also many have splodges of a light brown hue. I have about a hundred of these, and wonder what the best way of trying to get these tarted up a bit.

I've nothing special to do it with, Photoshop Elements 10. Any help would be gratefully received.

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lossiemouth

Re: Scanned slides.

Postby AlexC on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 11:19 am

Probably take some time, but I would have thought that you could do that with Elements, that's all I've got and I've managed to clean up scan's of family photos that are over 100 years old?
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Re: Scanned slides.

Postby lossiemouth on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 3:59 pm

I feared that time may be involved !! :grin:
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Re: Scanned slides.

Postby AlexC on Tue 09 Oct 2018, 7:36 pm

lossiemouth wrote:I feared that time may be involved !! :grin:


'If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well, you know it makes sense'!
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Re: Scanned slides.

Postby MC hammer on Tue 09 Oct 2018, 10:37 pm

This might be obvious to many but once you have got rid of your flecks and blotches, especially if it does take forever, remember to save a full size of the cleaned up slide before you go any further. That way, if you then adjust anything else and save it, then decide later that you could have done a better job of it or want to crop it to a different size, you can start again from your saved original and not have to clean it up all over again.

Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Scanned slides.

Postby lossiemouth on Wed 10 Oct 2018, 8:10 pm

MC hammer wrote:This might be obvious to many but once you have got rid of your flecks and blotches, especially if it does take forever, remember to save a full size of the cleaned up slide before you go any further. That way, if you then adjust anything else and save it, then decide later that you could have done a better job of it or want to crop it to a different size, you can start again from your saved original and not have to clean it up all over again.

Hope that makes sense.



It does indeed, thanks for the tip.

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Re: Scanned slides.

Postby frank on Wed 10 Oct 2018, 8:14 pm

Save it as a TIFF file as a master copy not a JPEG. :smile:
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Re: Scanned slides.

Postby lossiemouth on Thu 11 Oct 2018, 8:10 pm

frank wrote:Save it as a TIFF file as a master copy not a JPEG. :smile:


Thanks for the hint, can I ask why?

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