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How To Dehaze This Antique Photo?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Got some serious fading going on in this old photo. Any ideas how to get rid of this hazing effect? It's a bit more than I've dealt with.

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Note: Tried dehaze slider in Lightroom. Didn't help.

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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From you image, it looks like an issue called Silvering. You can eliminate it, but you have to do it when copying the photo. It requires using two light sources at 45 degrees to the print, Nd the lights have to have polarizing filters over them. Then you need a polarizing filter over your lens. This will eliminate reflections as well as silvering.

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Wow, I never thought a polarizing filter would penetrate that haze! I have a polarizing filter for my camera, but not lights. Playing around in photoshop has given me some good results though. I'll post here in a bit.

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If you're doing a lot of copying, it's worth it to get the filters for the lights.

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Final 2.jpgFigured it out! Found a Youtube guide on removing silvering.

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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I did some instructions for removing silvering using photoshop elements, however, it should work in photoshop as well.

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-elements-discussions/deleting-quot-silvering-quot-particles...

 

 

 

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Though Chuck Uebele use of cross polarization filters yields a much better result.

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Here's an example of what cross polarization filters can do to remove silvering.

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