Fixing Bad Pictures

Discussion in 'Photography and Imaging' started by Vel, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Vel
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    Does anyone know if current technology is good enough to make a blurry old picture clear? I have some very old ( 50 - 130 years ) pictures that I would love to see more clearly.
     
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    Maybe, but I am not sure if it's super blurry. I would do a little research online to see. You never know...it could be possible! I'd definitely try to check it out.
     
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    There are lots of things you can do with a program like Adobe Photoshop but unfortunately, bringing an out of focus photograph into focus is not possible.
     
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    This is just a test. I am trying to reformat some old pictures into usable files and I think it worked!!! :woohoo:
     
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    I'm sure it can be done with enough money, to an extent.

    Restoration has been achieved on some pretty degraded classics.

    There are, of course, limits. I imagine that one could, in theory, be able to use a computer to model the effect of the lense(s) on incoming light to begin to unscramble out-of-focus imagery, much like the FBI unswirling that guy's face a while back or researchers decoding light that had passed through semi-opaque surfaces (did I post that link? It was in one of my RSS a while ago; maybe I'll try to track it down)
     
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