Graphics Programs Reference
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Image Selection
Most problems can be repaired, but not every problem is worth
trying to fix. Photographers usually shoot many exposures of
a subject, so they are willing to discard several that they are
unhappy with. It is best to repair images that are close to their
desired state; otherwise, you may spend too much time on a proj-
ect (which could send it over budget in the professional world).
Working with Modern Images
The most common problems in modern photos are color or
exposure issues (both of which were addressed in detail in Chap-
ter 10, “Color Correction and Enhancement”). However, modern
photos can still suffer physical
damage as well as dust on the
camera sensor or lens. If the
print is wrinkled or creased,
it's always best to use a fresh
source (either an alternate print
or the negative). If the print
is dusty or smudged, gently
wipe it with a soft cloth, and
then try to scan or rescan it. If
you're forced to work with what you have (or there are issues with
a digital photo), you can attempt to fix several problems within
Working with Historical Images
Historical photos often have more problems than
modern photos. There is a much greater likeli-
hood of physical damage. You may have to repair
creases, tears, water damage, or adhesive stains
(from scrapbooks). It's likely that the photos will
have faded and need a boost in contrast or ton-
ing. It is generally easiest to remove color from a
historical source while repairing it. The color can
then be added back in during the final stages as
an overlay or sepia tone.
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