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    Hi folks,
    I am in the process of writing a sort of autobiography and intended to insert several very old school photographs into Word.
    The trouble is that these photographs have suffered over the years and are now very poor quality, there is one in particular,
    with all the class on it that has been stored folded over - the result is that there is a ragged crease right down the centre,
    is there any software I can use to remove this blemish.?

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    Re: edit photograph

    Hello Brian

    Yep, loads of bits of software...the general concensus of opinion from most of the freeware lovers in the Lounge is IrfanView. There seems to be quite a skill set here in the Lounge for IrfanView so if you want to have a go at it there are plenty of other Loungers who would be willing to assist.

    Otherwise, I am feeling particularly bored this evening so would be more than happy to have a play with the image and see if I can tidy it up for you...the offer is there <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: edit photograph

    Yes that sounds great Im just new to this sort of thing so I wouldnt mind you having a mess about with it,trouble is how do I get it to you?

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    Re: edit photograph

    If you click on my name above Jezza Bear on the left of this post you will find my public email address, send it there and I will have alook for you
    Jerry

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    Re: edit photograph

    Just to put closure on this thread.

    As a lot of you are aware, I use macromedia Fireworks to do my imaging and animations. The various graphics packages on the market or available free on the internet all have a standard set of tools. MMFW calls the tool I used Rubber stamp, some of you will know it as a clone tool. All I did was magnify the image to its maximum extent to look at the "crack" in an image and then select pixels within about 10 pixels of the crack. When do this it is very important that you select pixels that are as close as possible to the area that you are cloning from, this is particularly important when using variagated pieces on an image.


    Finally, after cloning I went around and if i spoted any white rogue pixels, I took a 1 pixel pencil and coloured the pixel with the same colour as the pixel directly next to it.


    Smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors.

    <center>****POLITE NOTICE****</center>

    If there are any " I would like an old Black and White image touched up" people out there, please be aware that I do not do this all the time at the time of this question, I was at home but logged into work do some late night sever administration and required a "distraction" so please do not be offended if I say no or ignore your PM's for this type of request. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
    Jerry

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    Re: edit photograph

    I don't think that IrfanView can do the sort of thing that Jezza does with the rubber stamp or clone tool. For a free and powerful program that can, try the GIMP .

    Ian

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