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I started scanning my photo albums and I'm having trouble with artifacts/imperfections showing. Some pics look fine to the naked eye but have white specks, etc. once scanned. Tried dusting the photos and cleaning the scan bed, but that never helped. Any sort of de-speckle tool/plugin available that doesn't require expert abilities to use? My scanner is an HP Photosmart C5580.

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I started scanning my photo albums and I'm having trouble with artifacts/imperfections showing. Some pics look fine to the naked eye but have white specks, etc. once scanned. Tried dusting the photos and cleaning the scan bed, but that never helped. Any sort of de-speckle tool/plugin available that doesn't require expert abilities to use? My scanner is an HP Photosmart C5580.

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Greetings denzilla.

When against one of my own photographs or scans plagued by artifacts, the first place I head is the Reduce Noise filter, found in Effects > Noise > Reduce Noise.

Alternatively, if my photo is particular poor, I use Surface Blur, an effect from Ed Harvey's plugin pack, and will be located once installed under Effects > Blurs > Surface Blur: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=26244

Both are exquisite tools, being very effective with little to no effort required.

See how these fare.

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Greetings denzilla.

When against one of my own photographs or scans plagued by artifacts, the first place I head is the Reduce Noise filter, found in Effects > Noise > Reduce Noise.

Alternatively, if my photo is particular poor, I use Surface Blur, an effect from Ed Harvey's plugin pack, and will be located once installed under Effects > Blurs > Surface Blur: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=26244

Both are exquisite tools, being very effective with little to no effort required.

See how these fare.

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