Re: [Gimp-user] Photo Restoration

Also if you post the photo somewhere like flickr or google picasa
maybe we can get an idea what the restoration might need.
Unfortunately, a lot of that type of stuff can come down to doing it
by hand (mouse), so be prepared to learn the various replication
tools. Great experience though. By the time you're done you'll be a
gimp expert.

On 9/23/12, Steve Kinney <admin pilobilus net> wrote:
On 09/23/2012 07:45 AM, Lorgach wrote:
Hi All,
I'm a relative newbie at using Gimp or any Photo Editing software but I
have tried out some adjustments on photos using Gimp and am happy with the
I have recently been asked if I could try to restore an old black and
white photo that is in quite bad shape, full of bends, scratches and is
also very grainy.
I have looked through the Tutorials and also done searches on here to try
and find something that would assist me in carrying out this project but
there doesn’t seem to be anything that I can find that would help me.
I would be grateful if someone on the Forum could point me in the right
direction if some quicker/slicker techniques I could use other that using
the Cloning and Healing brushes as I have tried this and it’s extremely


Hey Jim,

The Colors and Grain script might be very helpful:

If you download the script and put it in the "scripts" directory of
your GIMP installation (location varies with operating systems), it
will appear in the GIMP menu at:  Filters > Leon > Grain-Colors

How to use this script to remove common photo damage, per the
plugin's author (scroll down for English):

This video tutorial on retouching skin explains how to set up the
grain and color layers "by hand" without the script:

An alternate method using the same general principles:



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