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I scanned a photograph from a printed book and got that unwanted "striped" side effect from the little dots in the print. Is there a tool in FW that will adjust that out of the photo or smooth it at least? Melissa...

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    Default Print photo scan question

    I scanned a photograph from a printed book and got that unwanted "striped" side effect from the little dots in the print. Is there a tool in FW that will adjust that out of the photo or smooth it at least?

    Melissa
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    Default Re: Print photo scan question

    "melissa61" com wrote:
     

    A Gaussian blur with a very small blur radius might help but usually
    you'd have to deal with this issue at scan time. Most scanning software
    have an option called "descreen" (or something to reduce "moiré
    patterns" as they are called) which greatly helps with this. I don't
    know what scanner you're using but my Epson Perfection 1250's sofware
    has that option as did my very cheap (and poorly performing) former Acer
    scanner.

    HTH!

    Stéphane Bergeron

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    "St?phane Bergeron" <com> wrote in message
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    >
    > A Gaussian blur with a very small blur radius might help but usually
    > you'd have to deal with this issue at scan time. Most scanning software
    > have an option called "descreen" (or something to reduce "moir?
    > patterns" as they are called) which greatly helps with this. I don't
    > know what scanner you're using but my Epson Perfection 1250's sofware
    > has that option as did my very cheap (and poorly performing) former Acer
    > scanner.
    >[/ref]

    Well, I can't agree more with the idea of using scanner "descreen" option.
    Other than that, scan it at the resolution at least twice as high as print
    screen lpi (I guess 300 ppi for scanning will do for you), or twice as high
    as target resolution (whatever is bigger), then slightly blur it with GB,
    then reduce image size down to targer size, the give it a pass of Unsharp
    Masking.


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