I posted a jpg on this thread on the use of machine learning to fix a picture of mine from the 1930s, much creased, crumpled and scratched. The general opinion wasn’t all that favourable, and I was invited to post a tiff file so that people could have a go at fixing it.
@david@marter you have both done great. I use GIMP myself for photo restoration. Which program did you use Martin? And Colin, I stand behind my previous comment that people on this from would beat AI. Thanks for the post.
@Terry thank you very much and @david did a great job. While i skipped the background, he did a full restore. I think, it is not important, which software you are using, they all come with some clone and heal tools (btw, here i used PaintShopPro).
Much more it’s a kind of painting and estimating to find the correct colour for the missing pixels. Thats why you can find a lot of differences by putting all the versions on layers for comparison.
I 100% agree. I always use layers when restoring. Also I agree that all major software, both free and paid, have the clone and heal tools which are the main tools needed. The patience, experience and skill of the operator of these tools are more important than the program. You have done a really nice job on the faces, which is the real big challenge.
Well Colin, I thought you were describing the new incompetent managers I have at work. They are certainly as inhuman as computers and the old saying garbage in garbage out applies to them.
OMG, this colorize program blows me away. I see that JPG outputs are free, but HD outputs have a very reasonable price attached to them. This is a great online tool to bring our old black and white pictures alive with color. I am stunned. Thanks for the link @Zbyma72age