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This a very rare photo of my ancestors. I am a newbie with affinity. I would appreciate anyone who can restore this photo for me? Could be a challenging task. Thank you for your time.

 

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I had a few attempts at improving this image but this is as far as I got.
Not an impressive result by any measure but there’s not a whole lot to start with.
I feel sure that one of the experts should be able to come up with something better.

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You’re welcome, but I’m sure other people can do better.
P.S. The image I attached was not full-size. I deliberately kept it low-res as I don’t consider it to be a good result.

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I would appreciate the method others may use to improve the photo.  Hats off to anyone that post procedures used to modify original photo.


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28 minutes ago, Bruce Harms said:

Gave it a crack, tried seperating the people... Uploaded the affinity file.  (incomplete uploaded File removed by mod)

Crashed my iPad Pro. I’ll give it a go later on desktop version.


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5 minutes ago, Cecil said:

Crashed my iPad Pro. I’ll give it a go later on desktop version.

Not your iPad's fault! Sadly Bruce's file has got mangled in the upload. It reads here as 0KB and also crashes my desktop copy Photo!


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Thought I would give this a shot too!
As the image is relatively small you soon get into the realms of guessing when it comes to repairing the damaged areas.
So I wouldn’t want to go much beyond this.
Having a good scan to start with really dose make a difference when repairing photos. I probably would have scared this at least at 1200dpi rather than the 96dpi that it is and output it as a TIFF file.
Still, it was fun to do. Here’s my effort…

mehmedfani-Cleaned.png.ee525a8442331e7974432f47f02618a2.png


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9 minutes ago, Bruce Harms said:

Hey Mark, that's looking pretty AWESOME!  Just for experimentation sake i added the file in dropbox that has some of the characters kind of separated but you did most excellent job already.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xdyl9hcxayak9dv/family.afphoto?dl=0

That download loaded,, without problem.  I think clone/stamp tool could help removed additional lines.  Huion Inspiroy Q11K V2 arriving tomorrow, I’ll play with it, no way with a mouse.  I just hope tablet will work Ok with macOS Catalina and Huion driver.


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2 hours ago, markw said:

Thought I would give this a shot too!
As the image is relatively small you soon get into the realms of guessing when it comes to repairing the damaged areas.
So I wouldn’t want to go much beyond this.
Having a good scan to start with really dose make a difference when repairing photos. I probably would have scared this at least at 1200dpi rather than the 96dpi that it is and output it as a TIFF file.
Still, it was fun to do. Here’s my effort…

mehmedfani-Cleaned.png.ee525a8442331e7974432f47f02618a2.png

Wow. This is pure wonder. With such a poor quality job the outcome is amazing. Great job. Thank you.

 

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