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Wanting a Good Photo Program to Improve Old Photos

Old 02-16-2012, 12:34 PM
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Default Wanting a Good Photo Program to Improve Old Photos

I am working on my Mom's autobiography and I need a program that can bring out the faces on old photos. I have Irfanview which I have used to darken and clean up photos but it won't hone in on just one spot on the photo.

I looked at Photo Shop online but there are several versions and I dont' know which one will do what I want.

There are pics of mom's family as kids the faces are hard to see. Using Irfanview I did manage to get one out of 4 seeable but the other three are just blurs.

I want a program I can buy or whatever that will allow me to manipulate parts of the picture instead of making changes to the whole pic at the same time.

I don't want these pics to fade away and be lost. We would like to be able to see more details in the pics.

Any advice is more than welcome! Thanks!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:04 PM
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I've used photoshop for years.. and I've had several versions... all versions that I've had allows u to isolate an area and define detail.. They also have " Dummies for Photo Shop books" , Photo Shop for Idiots Guide, etc too....
I've used Corel as well.. it's ok, but not quite as user friendly. IMHO
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:27 PM
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Have you called a local photo shop to see if they can suggest which program you need or if they could help with restoring the faces on the people in the photo? I was looking at all the options and I could not determine which program would be best suited to your need.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:24 PM
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Call your local schools and talk to the computer science teachers to get some leads.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:27 PM
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Do a search online for some free photo editors and you may be surprised at what you will find. I basically use Paint Shop Pro which has been bought out now but I think it may still be available. Chrome even has some free ones that may be helpful.
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