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sjbuk

join:2004-07-15
UK

[Retouch] Request for help with improving clarity of old photo

May I ask whether any forum members can improve the clarity of the attached? It's a photo of my grandfather's butcher's shop in Nottingham, England. I imagine it was taken early in the last century. He was born in 1859, and in the 1891 census his occupation is listed as "Butcher (em'er") (= employer?). Despite the fact that he could neither read nor write, he was a successful businessman - he also raised 14 children!

Many thanks.

sjbuk

join:2004-07-15
UK

Re: [Retouch] Request for help with improving clarity of old pho

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Looks like I failed to attach the photo... My apologies, I'll try again.


Paula
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You need to post a larger scan.

sjbuk

join:2004-07-15
UK
Thank you. The photo was printed on a postcard, so is quite small (5 /14 x 3 1/2 inches, approximately). Can anything be done with it, if it's that small


DownTheShore
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Just ran it through IrfanView to crop it a bit - no changes to image; I just clicked on the image, opened it in a separate tab and saved it. This size might be more helpful.




DownTheShore
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I see there's someone peeking out the window on the second floor...


EGeezer
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My try -

sjbuk

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UK

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Thanks all. Those do bring out a little more detail in what is a dark old photo.


Locutus65
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