Can someone edit this fingerprint out of this picture?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by techfestlunch&dinner, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. techfestlunch&dinner macrumors newbie

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    so i want to make a poster out of this but their looks like a fingerprint in the picture near the drugs sign.

    im no photoshop expert but if its easy to do, can someone edit it out please and thank you?

    :)
     

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  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    you don't have to be a PS expert. You can use many different tools that do cloning/healing...such as Lightroom or PSE.
     
  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    How much are you willing to pay for retouching?
     
  4. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have PS?
    If so, reasonably easy to do, just may take a couple of hours painstaking and detailed work but can be done
    have a go, only way to learn
    ........Gary
     
  5. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't know what your doing hire a retoucher, probably cheaper than you think and there are people who specialise in restoring old photos
     
  6. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    What size is the original and how big is the poster you want to make from it? At this current resolution it's pretty fuzzy to start with and will only get worse if you make it bigger. Contrary to some people's belief, even PhotoShop can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

    This would be the process for getting the best results:

    Physically clean the original - If you don't have the original, stop. It's all a waste of time and money.
    Scan it at the highest possible resolution
    Edit the fingerprint out as best as can be done in PhotoShop under high magnification. Several hours time for this
    Print to your desired size

    This is a process description. I don't do this type of work professionally.

    Dale
     
  7. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    How large is the original?

    If this is something that is stamp size, there is far more to be done to make it look agreeable when enlarged than a removal of a finger print/smudge. I'll simply say yes this is something I know quite well from experience.
     
  8. Badrottie Suspended

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    I am working on it right now...just to improve my skills....realized it take a lot of time and patience... Probably be done in a month or two.... I might not be perfect but I am trying.
     
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  10. techfestlunch&dinner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks bro! i didnt think it would be something to difficult but i guess since the spots are kinda scattered it would be. looks better then it did before! i wish there was a bigger size but, its a photo from the 1920s lol

    much appreciated
     
  11. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    You may be done with it but there is still a LOT of dust and fingerprint left that could be removed. You need to go back at really high magnification where you can see each pixel.

    If possible re-scan the photo. Clean it and the scanner glass first.
     
  12. Badrottie Suspended

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    Yeah I know. I wasn't at home when I was done with this photo. I would have done real fast with my Wacom Intous tablet.
     

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