Grainy Photos

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Oct 15, 2005
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Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?

Thanks,

MR
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Tacit
Oct 15, 2005
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MW wrote:

Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?

Um…shoot the photo again on lower speed film?

Seriously, what do you mean by "deal with" grainy photos, and where are these photos coming from?


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Mike Russell
Oct 15, 2005
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MW wrote:

Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?

There are a number of techniques in Photoshop, however it is probably simplest to use a commercial plugin that specializes in noise reduction. Noise Ninja and Neat Image are two good examples of such plugins. —
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MW
Oct 15, 2005
On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 02:29:03 GMT, tacit wrote:

In article ,
MW wrote:

Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?

Um…shoot the photo again on lower speed film?

Seriously, what do you mean by "deal with" grainy photos, and where are these photos coming from?

Well, is there any way to reduce the noise. It isn’t too bad, but enough that I need to do something to see if I can remove it.

Retaking the pictures is not possible, to my regret. The are film, not digital.

🙁

Thanks for any and all help to everyone!

MR
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Roberto
Oct 15, 2005
"MW" wrote in message

Retaking the pictures is not possible, to my regret. The are film, not digital.

It is possible that you seeing grain and noise together. If you set your scan to an unrealistically high ‘rez’, the noise will be greater – so lower the so-called resolution to something that is actually within the capabilities of the scanner, possibly 2400.
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noone
Oct 15, 2005
In article ,
..info says…
On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 02:29:03 GMT, tacit wrote:

In article ,
MW wrote:

Does anyone have advice for dealing with grainy photos?

Um…shoot the photo again on lower speed film?

Seriously, what do you mean by "deal with" grainy photos, and where are these photos coming from?

Well, is there any way to reduce the noise. It isn’t too bad, but enough that I need to do something to see if I can remove it.
Retaking the pictures is not possible, to my regret. The are film, not digital.

🙁

Thanks for any and all help to everyone!

MR

Do explore the previously mentioned "anti-noise" plug-ins: Noise Ninja, and Neat Image. While marketed as "digital noise reduction" software, they do a nice job with film grain, as well. When used with a hi-rez drum scan of 4×5 ( Kodak SW-100), they made my image (9′ x 5′) look like it was done on a sheet of Kodachrome – no noticable noise/grain anywhere! Just experiment to find the right setting to yield the best results for you, and for your image.

Hunt

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