Hello everyone, i have tried to scan an old postcard.
How can i get rid of the print “effect”? In Italy i call it retinatura, maybe it’s called halftone printing in english.
here you can find the scan:
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Thank you in advance.
Search for Gimp remove raster
and gimp fft
I have a scanned-in picture, that I think was originally printed on paper that had a texture. I suppose it was okay as a print, but it makes it hard to GIMP it. Is there a way to smooth out the pattern?
Here is a sample at 200% zoom.
[Screenshot 2022-07-31 115630]
Claes a Lund, Svezia
Thank you, i have tried by hand with g’mic fft and after with the g’mic repair-descreen plugin that in a click does the same and maybe even better!
Hello, I use G’mic
descreen for that, works fine for scans of printed materials.
On the picture below: left original scan, right after descreening, both at 100%.
yes it’s the one i mentioned.
btw, how do i call it from commandline gimp? I have almost never use gmic from commandline, but haven’t found a way to call this particular filter.
In the GIMP, I applied 2.5 px Gaussian Blur, downsized 50% cubic, up sized 200% cubic, voila
Effect reduced but not “got rid of”
full size here:
From the commandline,
it used to be ‘fx_pahlsson_descreen’.
But when I use this now, with a newer version of gmic, it says
[gmic]-1./ *** Error *** Unknown command or filename ‘fx_pahlsson_descreen’.
When I use this filter from Gimp and say ‘copy command to clipboard’, it outputs exactly the above string.
So we must ask
@David_Tschumperle what’s going on…
The difference between the command line tool and the GIMP plug-in is that the CLI tool does not embed the gmic-community filters by default.
fx_pahlsson_descreen is a command defined in the community filters.
$ gmic update allows to get this command back in the CLI tool.
Thanks David, that worked!
ggc, here’s the command to descreen your postcards in batch, assuming you store them in a folder called postcards :
for i in *
gmic input $i fx_pahlsson_descreen 0 output descreen_$i
That is exactly what i wanted to do, thank you!