7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2014 7:51 PM by ssprengel RSS

    how to fix a pixelated picture?

    thistooshallpass Community Member

      how to fix pixelated picture

        • 1. Re: how to fix a pixelated picture?
          nealeh Community Member

          Pixelation occurs when an image is being viewed at too high a magnification or has been too greatly enlarged.

           

          Show us the original picture at it's full resolution (you may need to put it on a photo sharing site if it's too large for a forum post), explain what you are trying to do and we may be able to give better advice.

           

          Some general suggestion though if you want to try for yourself (work on a copy of the image, or just duplicate the background layer and work on the duplicate) include, Sharpen, Gaussian Blur, Noise Filters (try Despeckle), increasing resolution during a resize operation, varying the resizing algorithms.

           

          Cheers,
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          Neale
          Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

           

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          • 2. Re: how to fix a pixelated picture?
            thistooshallpass Community Member

            Hello;

             

             

             

            Attached is a cropped copy of the original picture. The more I try to enhance the color, contrast and the lighting the

             

            Pixelated it gets, especially the horse running behind. I set the ISO at 80. Isn’t true that the lower the ISO, the higher

             

            The quality? I hope you can find a solution.

             

             

             

            Thank you

             

            Nili

            • 3. Re: how to fix a pixelated picture?
              nealeh Community Member

              You can't send images by e-mail, you must visit the forum with a web browser to post your reply at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1423287?tstart=30 and add the the image.

               

              Cheers,
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              Neale
              Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

               

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              • 4. Re: how to fix a pixelated picture?
                thistooshallpass Community Member

                I am new at this; so, can you please show me how to add my picture in the Forum?

                • 5. Re: how to fix a pixelated picture?
                  nealeh Community Member

                  http://forums.adobe.com/thread/963429?tstart=0

                  http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30

                   

                  Cheers,
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                  Neale
                  Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

                   

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                  • 6. Re: how to fix a pixelated picture?
                    thistooshallpass Community Member

                    P1020785[copy01].jpgThe more I enhance the color, contrast and the lighting the more pixelated this picture gets, especially the horse running behind. The ISO was set at 80. Isn't true that,for enlargement,  the lower the ISO the higher the resolutions becomes?

                    • 7. Re: how to fix a pixelated picture?
                      ssprengel CommunityMVP

                      The camera appears to have sharpened the noise that was present even at ISO80.  It is a 5-year-old point-and-shoot camera with a tiny sensor that is susceptible to noise grain even at low ISOs.  DSLRs and some micro-4/3rds cameras have larger sensor that handle noise better.

                       

                      What you posted is a JPG image.  Do you have a raw version of the image?  Usually raw has better possibilities for LR to work with the noise.  In this JPG the noise has been sharpened and even more difficult to remove without removing much of the other texture in the photo.

                       

                      You could try an Adjustment Brush with the noise-setting set to reduce noise and see what you can do, but the noise appears to be everywhere in the photo, not just the second horse.