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  1. Thanks. I actually came up with similar techniques to these (blur between edges, shift and feather image behind and erase top scratch) but my implementation didn't work as well as the ones you described, and i ended up getting best results until now with clone stamp. I guess it'll have to be more or less as it has been for the previous photos but i can definitely see some cases where the blur will be very useful. The time is mostly in selecting all the scratched area--it is irregular and i can't get it with the magic wand. Are there some tricks for selecting narrow, jagged areas more easily? Typically i also need to include a few pixels on either side because it is the bunched up print. I don't know how to select something like that. I did a lot of searching on this and actually didn't find much in the way of tools for any app. It surprises me with how common the task must be but it seems it's a pretty tough thing to automate. I'll let you know if i come up with any refinements on the technique.
  2. Here's an example. As i said, i've had really good results using the clone tool by hand, but it seems that better results and/or some automation could be obtained with a special tool.
  3. Greetings I have been retouching scans of 50+-year-old photographs recently for family members. One of the most labor intensive parts of this is fixing scratches. I generally use a clone tool to manually fill in the scratch with nearby data, but this process seems amenable to automation. Nevertheless, i haven't been able to find any plugins to assist. How are people accomplishing this kind of task? Any help is appreciated.
  4. I'm going to begin using PGF as an alternative to JPG for my personal image collections and it would be nice to be able to export and import directly from that format in Paint.net. The format is comparable to JPEG2000 but a reference implementation is freely available. It has some advantages such as supporting multiple resolutions from a single file, etc. http://www.libpgf.org Is this something that might be supported? Thanks
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