Can I improve the quality of pictures with Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by c073186, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    I have some pictures that I took on my cellphone, which are horrible in terms of quality. Is there anything that can be done in Photoshop to improve the resolution / clarity of the picture?
     
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    You cannot add pixels to the photo. What's done is done.

    You can try various sharpening filters, but there's a reason I have a dSLR. :D
     
  3. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    You can probably improve them slightly but to be honest if its a rubbish quality photo to start with its not likely you'll improve it a great deal.

    If you had the time and money it could be improved but to be honest it would take a lot to improve a cellphone image.
     
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    A wiser man than you or I once said, "You can't polish a turd."
     
  6. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that's a lovely thought.
     
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    haha, amazing quote
     
  8. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Nope, but you can sure make them worse.
     
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