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Restoring from poor quality photo

Community Beginner ,
May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Probably a common questions.  How do I make a 4" x 4" old photo sent at 72ppi large enough to work with and restore? Not just upsizing per-se creating a workable file?

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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There just isn't enough pixel information when I use the traditional restoration workflow.  Also, I didn't say I'm running CS2 (and beta) on a PC

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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CS2 what? Beta what?

 

When you post a question you always need to tell the Adobe program you are using
There are MANY programs in a full subscription, plus other non-subscription programs
Please post the exact name of the Adobe program you use so a Moderator may move this message to that forum

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Thank you I did post my version and Pc in my second post. I hadn’t
forgotten I just overlooked it.
Thank you for looking and your help

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Sorry---I'll try to do it right this time. Adobe Photography Plan

I am running Adobe Photoshop CS2 the 25.7 Release

and also Photoshop Creative Cloud Public Beta (25.9) release of Photoshop.  What I am using with this photo has been CS5 25.7  And on a desktop PC running  Win10  Thank you so much John for your guidance.

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Hi
There is probably some confusion from the info in your post.
Photoshop CS2 was v9.xx

Photoshop v25.7 is CC2024

 

The image you posted has only 541 x 419 pixels. You are not going to create a sharp image from that without 'inventing' detail. 

Neural filters has super zoom but with so little to work with it does not produce a good result.

There are some third party AI upsizing plug ins and applications that do try and invent such detail - but they tend to look false, which is unsuprising given they are generating new content.

Dave

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Thank you

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Thank you Dave--it's insane to try to work with this image.  The person asking me is going to have to find someone to take a hi-res for him and send it to me.  Would you please close and delete this thread?

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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To ask in the forum for your program please start at https://community.adobe.com/
Moving from the Lounge to the correct forum

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As the others have said, that really is a big ask with such a small file.  Someone has scanned that image to send to you.  Did they paste the image into the email rather than attach as an image?  Whatever it was, you should ask then to scan at 300dpi and send to you as an attachment.

 

I bought and installed Topaz Photo Ai yesterday after it was recommended.  This is a 400% upscale.  Some of it looks ok, but some of the faces are scary and the text (names) have been butchered.   I also ran it through the Photo Restoration Neural filter, but there was nothing much to do after Topaz Photo Ai.  If you can get a better scan then I'll run it through again if you like.

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Out of interest, this is how Photoshop upscaled the image to the same size

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