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    I have been asked to reproduce some photographs from a farm museum. The originals have been lost and all that I have are some prints about A3 size which have been on display, unprotected in a barn for about 20 years.

    Any advice on restoration would be welcome. Initially my problem is reproducing them, do I scan and sew together (as this example which is a 25MB file from my A4 scanner) or photograph (12Mb and no join)? How far do I go in repairing, I am quite competent with Photoshop but not used to projects on this scale.


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    Re: A bit of a challenge

    From what I see above it seems to me you would be better off photographing it. Put it on the floor with good light from a window, use a tripod and low ISO.

    As for cleaning it up, its a tedious job, you just have to be methodical and work your way across the picture, I'm sure you don't need me to tell you how to go about that though
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      Re: A bit of a challenge

      I had a lot of fun with this a couple of years back. If I recall, I did scan it, rather than photograph it:



      But Stephen is right, it is tedious work!

      By the way, that's my Mum - probably taken in 1929 when she was 4 years old, in rural Leyte, in the Philippines.

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