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Remove Jpeg Artifacts

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[IMG]http://img30.exs.cx/img30/3531/AuntDot_famb_wcopy3.jpg[/IMG]
   This pic was sent as a jpeg. There were tutorials on how to correct this, but I cant find them. Is there any other ways to correct this? Have Average experience on PS-CS and Windows XP Pro
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by:nvslater
ID: 12424465
http://img26.exs.cx/img26/3531/AuntDot_famb_wcopy3.jpg
 Sorry about the link, but this link should work
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by:AntonioP
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Wow.  What is the history of this image?  It looks like more than just JPEG artifacts to me; it looks like someone used an "artistic" filter like oil painting or something.  Regardless, I'm not sure that you can do much about it.  Can this be re-scanned?
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by:nvslater
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Trying to get the sender to rescan. But still need help on Jpeg artifacts.
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by:avgavg
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AntionioP is, of course, spot on about the image. These are not artifacts caused by JPEG compression - an artistic filter (smudgestick or sponge or watercolor etc) has been applied.

- Now coming to JPEG artifacts, please keep in mind that JPEG is lossy compression.
- So the lost pixels from the original image cannot be recovered to get back 100% of the original detail in photos especially if facial features have been lost.
- In the case of minor artifacts though, you can do the following to get a reasonably good picture without any visible artifacts.
- First apply the Gaussian Blur tool (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur) with a Radius setting of 1.0 (default) or 1.2. Click (select) the Preview option box to see the effect.
- You can experiment with the slider to see the best setting (it will usually be between 1.0 and 1.5 - not higher)
- Once the artifacts have been removed (blurred actually) use the Sharpen tool (Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen) or if you would like more control use the Unsharp Mask (Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask).
- Of course, your final result will depend on how good (or bad!) an image you started out with.
- To get the best results, BEFORE you begin, first resize your image to at least double the size and increase the resolution to at least 300 dpi.
- Resize the image and reduce the resolution back to the original after you have completed all adjustments.
- This procedure can be used to almost completely eliminate the print artifacts that usually appear on images that are scanned from printed pages of books, magazines etc.
Good luck!
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by:Lobo042399
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I'd say Paint Daubs or Glass.  There's no JPG artifacts in the image.
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by:mrwebdev
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Someone doesn't want the people in this photo to recognized, it has most definately been altered and I agree with Lobo, im thinking Paint Daubs or Glass, but not on Adobe scale, maybe a program packaged with a scanner or camera using their after effects program utility!
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by:mrwebdev
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Notice the beveled lower left edge of the photo...
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by:nvslater
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     I have worked on similar pics, sometimes I have to guess, where to put colors. Sometimes the results leave alot to be desired. All I do is 8 by 10 color. I thought a jpeg correction would help. But as I said, I cant find the tutorials. I have also asked to have the sender rescan the pic.
  If there is hope for this pic, please let me know.
      Thanks for your help,
                NvSlater
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by:nvslater
ID: 12474464
 I had a pic just as bad, that I got out of my mothers pic album. I scaned it in as psd and still looked this bad. But it was a pic of my mother and I had a good idea of what she looked like at that time. It turned out acceptable.
   I guess it doesn't matter how the pic got the way it is. I do know that, my mothers pic was scanned the same way as I scan all pics.
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by:mrwebdev
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Good Luck to you, I hope you can get your photo fixed up.
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by:nvslater
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I am surprised that nobody knows where those jpeg tutorials for photoshop are. Even if they don't help on this pic, I would burn them to cd.
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   I got more than I was asking for..........THANK YOU
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