Improve photo quality from Scans.

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  1. OldSchool98

    OldSchool98 TPF Noob!

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    I'm sorry if I'm posted in the wrong forum section. Is there anyway to improve photo quality of Scans like this: https://ia600301.us.archive.org/5/i...a3-1801-46a0-9438-1ccb6951fb9d-1869965129.jpg They seem to get a little blurry, even if i change the scan Dpi. I am a beginner with photos so i should be very thankful for some help.


     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Probably not. Looks like a reproduction of a photo in a book.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    My first question would be about the rights associated with the images. Do you have the right to make copies?
     
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    scan as tiff not jpeg. Using greyscale instead of black and white seems to give better details.
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Your DPI isn't the issue. The low DPI used to print those photos in the book are the problem. That is what is causing the moire you are seeing.
     
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    The scanner is faithfully representing what is on the page, which you more than likely do not have the rights to reproduce.
     
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    Thanks for the guide, now i know a little more, will try to scan as Tiff. Rights to reproduce? The thing is that the photos are really better in the book, no moire or blurr, so it must be my scanner.
     
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    I collect stuff with special Rock'n'Roll artists. How can i improve a photo like this to remove the "White Dust" I can't use Photoshop on my old computer sadly, but there must be more programs.

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  10. 480sparky

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    Your request is too vague and ambiguous. Define 'improve'.
     
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    When producing the poster, they will have posterised the photograph to reduce the number of tones to ease printing. There is nothing you can do about that. It will always be a poor photograph.
     

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