Color patterns in photo

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  1. Dazy

    Dazy TPF Noob!

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    Hello Experts,

    I have an old picture of my grandpa on my laptop. It was all right when I saved it. Today I opened the picture and found the colour patterns over it. I exactly do not know the reason of these spots. I want to make it same as before.


     
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    Hello Dazy,

    Before suggesting any solution to you, I would like to know the answers to these questions:
    • Is there any specific color patterns in the image?
    • What is your file extension?
    Thanks,
    Larry
     
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    Thanks for your quick response,

    Yes, grey colour strips are there. The quality of the image is fade now. The file extension is .JPEG
     
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    Maybe a stupid questions: do you have some sort of backup? Depending on when you last opened it, you may have the file in its original form somewhere. It hapened to me two to three times that a file was corrupted and I was able to go back and get it from a backupdrive. I use time machine on a mac.
     
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    Sounds like perhaps the hard drive of the laptop has become fragmented, and the software is having difficulty "parsing" the file. I expect (hope that if you run a defragging utility, the image can be displayed again, properly.

    I had a similar thing happen, with loads of color patterns on .JPG and .TIF images, on a flash drive of 35mm B&W film scans I had made on my old, non-net-connected scanning machine hooked to my ancient SCSI Minolta film scanner...I backed up the scans to a big 32 gig flash drive...then proceeded to wash the flash drive, and dry it on High for about 1 hour....jeeze...ruined most of them.
     
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    I do not have backup ad this is the bad luck. It is the last picture of my grandpa so very special for me.
     
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    other file having JPEG extension are perfect. My anti-virus program is updated and laptop has good configuration.
     
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    You do not want to defrag a SSD drive. Windows 7 will automatically defrag drive if it is a spin drive. However, if it is a spin drive, and say Vista or XP, then defraging may sort this out but unlikely.
     
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    I am using Windows 10 OS. I am not aware of technical terms and just looking for simple solution.
     
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    Is it really bad, or do you think one can save it in photoshop? If it´s not too private, you could post it here.
     
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    Unfortunately, your apparent lack of a rudimentary technical foundation regards computers and digital photographs seems to be preventing you from supplying sufficient information for anyone here to make an educated guess as to what the problem might be.

    Consequently you need to post the photograph so we can see what you see.

    The safest way to preserve cherished digital photographs is to have them printed.

    As Derrel indirectly alludes to, routine and regular maintenance of a computer goes a long way to preventing a wide variety of computer related issues.
     
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    As Keith said, you can share your photograph here so, it will be easy to find out the problem.

    You said you do not have a backup of your photo and gray patterns are present in the photo. I am not 100% sure but, it might be corruption in photograph. You can give a try to any photo repair tool which supports JPEG file extension to repair your grandpa photo. Here is a demo version of one of such kind of software available in the market: Professional JPEG Repair Software to Fix Corrupted JPEG File

    Good Luck!
     

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