3 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2013 6:59 AM by whsprague RSS

    Pixaely pictures

    KathyKamera

      A friend of mine emailed me some photos of her future granddaughter that she received from overseas through the adoption agency and they are somewhat pixely so I'd like to know if anyone can suggest what I can do to clarify the photos?

        • 1. Re: Pixaely pictures
          whsprague Community Member

          You can't add back what is not there in any photo.  There are some filters and effects that adjust portraits to give the illusion of softer skin, if that's what you want. 

           

          There are two web sites with forums where people will apply their best skills to improve a photo if the cause is worthy.  One is called Ugly Hedgehog and the other is a software and retouching section at dpreview.com

           

          Good luck!  My wife and I adopted two children from overseas.  The challenges were unbelievable and overwhelming.

           

          Bill

          • 2. Re: Pixaely pictures
            KathyKamera Community Member

            Thanks Bill...that what I thought but I figured it was worth a shot.  I'll try some filters and effects to see if it makes the image any better.  If not I gave it my best try ;).

             

            Thanks again and I hope your enjoying your bundles from overseas

             

            Kathy

             

             

             

             

            Sent from my iPad

            • 3. Re: Pixaely pictures
              whsprague Community Member

              ........  Thanks again and I hope your enjoying your bundles from overseas

               

              Kathy

               

               

              They're both about 40 now.  One is OK the other a wreck.  In order to adopt, parents have to convince themselves their skills will be great enough to mold and shape a personality.  After awhile they have to accept that the gene set in the child is by far the dominant influence their abilities, attitudes and outlook. 

               

              Back to the topic....  If you want, put the picture on dropbox or somewhere and I would be happy to try some photoshop on it.  I'm fairly low on the experience scale, but you never know!

               

              Bill