5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 13, 2014 8:40 PM by Chuck Uebele

    Restoration: Removing large fingerprint from old B&W negative scan

    singemfrc

      I no longer have the original negative, and they're very delicate so cleaning the actual negative wasn't an option. (And in most cases the fingerprint is decades old and impossible to clean anyway)

      Is there any tactic besides incredibly tedious clone stamp painting (which wouldnt look that great anyhow) to remove the striping effect that this huge fingerprint has made on this man's back? Spot healing/content aware doesn't work well on these as it's a repeating pattern, so attempts to paint it out usually end up with the pattern being redrawn. I would very much appreciate any tips.

       

      capture006.jpg