Possible to remove smudges?

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  1. SlimPaul

    SlimPaul TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I found some older point&shoot photos, that were taken through a dirty window. Is it possible to remove the smudges?

    Here's an example.

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    Thanks, Paul
     
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    Nice photo!

    As far as the smudges go...there's not much you can do. The sky is fixable, taking into photoshop, make a selection, then doing a gaussian blur would probably remedy that. I think I see some smudging in the roadway and trees (not sure cause the pic is kinda small) but sadly there's really nothing you can do when the smudging is over a detailed area of the image like that.
     
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    Thanks! All I have is Aperture. I don't like photoshop. I guess I'll have to wait for Apple to invent a new feature that removes smudges ;) And I'll keep my windows clean next time :)
     
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    That wouldnt be to hard to get the most of the smudges out. Does your program have a Clone tool by any chance?
    I would also suggest getting Gimp. Its a pretty good free little program.
    Also, if you have a bigger picture of that i could take a stab at it myself sometime. or if that is all you have i could try on it too.
     
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    Yeah. I too mainly use Aperture (Program) too and it does have a clone feature.

    To the OP, just use the retouch tool and then the box will come up and change it to clone.
     
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    I know ;) Since we're talking about Aperture, do you know if it's possible to set adjustments to a certain part of the photo only? Let's say I want to increase only the saturation of sky.

    Thanks,
     
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    If you ever get layered, the blues of the sky will select out pretty easy. Then I would just sample colors and gradient ramp a new sky into placem maybe blend 3 circular gradients with a huge soft brush.

    -Shea
     

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