Keep sepia tones or discard color info?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by photojean, Dec 23, 2006.

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When you reprint old photos do you keep sepia tones?

Poll closed Dec 30, 2006.
  1. Yes

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  2. Yes, with hue enhancements

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  3. No, discard all color information

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  1. photojean

    photojean TPF Noob!

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    Hello -

    I am scanning and reprinting some very old photos. I have some really old ones (one is a "tin-type" of my grandfather), and they have sepia tones.

    What is common when people restore photos? Do they keep the sepia tones or make take them to a black and white?

    I'm sure part of it is personal preference, but I think the sepia ones are charming and have lots of character.

    Any advice is appreciated. Thank you so much!
     
  2. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    For me, it all depends on the condition of the photo. If the sepia toning looks good, then I have no proglem leaving it, but a lot of times, it will be blotchy and uneven, and it just makes sense to go black and white. You can always go to black and white, and then re-apply the sepia with photoshop.
     
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    ftops TPF Noob!

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    technicolor all the way!


    .........................puke...
     
  4. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    what a qualified comment. :grumpy:
     

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