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With all the details and restrictions he gave, there is no reason, why it shouldn't be possible :D

@thread starter: how about a sample pic or sth. or give more details...

I posted "??" because i didn't understand the question

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O.K.

Let'go again.

I have a couple of old black and white photos.

There are some scratches on them, which I want to be removed.

and also to restore the photos to a better quality.

And the question is.

Can I do these with paint net? and if the answer is YES,

how can I do it?

Thanks guys.

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Yes it's possible, although it definitely requires skill and patience.

You can see the work that I did on a picture from Seattle. The original is here, http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/scree ... CN1262.jpg , and you can note the power lines crossing in front of the Space Needle that obscure things really bad.

After I spent several hours with the Clone Stamp and various other Paint.NET tools, I ended up with this: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/27687013/ . Note that the foreground power lines are completely gone. I also did some contrast and saturation adjustments that really turned out well.

Unfortunately I can't provide much in the way of a tutorial for several reasons. It's not necessarily simple to perform, and the work required varies and depends heavily on the nature and quality of the source image. The other reason is that I'm tired and just don't have enough time to go into this except to say that yes it is possible with Paint.NET.

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Yes it's possible, although it definitely requires skill and patience.

You can see the work that I did on a picture from Seattle. The original is here, http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/scree ... CN1262.jpg , and you can note the power lines crossing in front of the Space Needle that obscure things really bad.

After I spent several hours with the Clone Stamp and various other Paint.NET tools, I ended up with this: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/27687013/ . Note that the foreground power lines are completely gone. I also did some contrast and saturation adjustments that really turned out well.

Unfortunately I can't provide much in the way of a tutorial for several reasons. It's not necessarily simple to perform, and the work required varies and depends heavily on the nature and quality of the source image. The other reason is that I'm tired and just don't have enough time to go into this except to say that yes it is possible with Paint.NET.

Thanks very much for answering, Rick.

At least I know now that it can be done with paint.net.

I'll give it a try :D

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Akylas, if the photos look washed out at all.. Duplicate the layer and set the layer that's on top to multiply. If there a certain parts of the photo that are washed out yet if you do this to the whole picture it looks strange, use the lasso select tool to select the part you'd like to enhance, and put that on a new mutiply layer. Hope that helps :D

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It was simple, just a mixture of clone stamps and gaussian blurs, only took like five minutes. But with a big picture like Rick's, it could take days.

Thanks Born2killx, for your help.

I've done a good work with the rest of the photo also.

My big problem is that on the man's face under his left eye, there is a big scratch that covers all the side and goes down and covers half of the lip.

That's where I stucked and asked for help.

Thanks again.

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then you can put it b&w and then try to colorize it (using overlay mode)

Thank you too "trickman"], is very easy too say.You are talking to me about spaceships now.

Anyway, if the photo is not restored satisfactorily, the colorizing is not necessary. :P

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