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Long story short, I was given a copy of a picture of my dad and a family friend.

The colors are faded, you can see discoloration and worst is the picture was folded in half.

Any suggestions on how to restore it? Mostly the crease from the fold.

I tried using the search and was unable to find anything.

I'm still new at this and I believe I have most of the plug ins.

Thank you in advance.

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While you're posting that picture for us, give the Clone Stamp a try - that can yield the desired results if used correctly.

http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/CloneStamp.html

As a hint, for when I've come across such a problem, is to take the clone stamping in small sections, even one click at a time:

- Ctrl + click for the sample point directly below and next to the crease, followed by applying the stamp;

- Ctrl + click, apply;

- Ctrl + click, apply;

- repeat as necessary.

Once you get into a roll with the action of constant clicking, you can have it done in no time. Then, once you have the main crease removed, you can use a variety of blurs to 'blend' the repair with the rest of the image. A small amount of Gaussian Blur or Surface Blur have worked for me in the past.

See if this helps, perhaps showing us your results if you wish. Good luck!

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Thank you for your answers.

I read about the clone stamp after I made the post.

I am finished but, I am still new to this site and I'm unsure on how to post them here.

Beside's I think they're too big.

I do have the original on Photobucket, as well as "an attempt".

I am currently reworking it and will post it when finished.

Original:

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu23 ... tscan2.jpg

Restored:

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu23 ... gianl2.jpg

Thank you again. Paint.NET is a GREAT Program.

By the way, this is my first time ever doing something like this.

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