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How can I reduce/remove grain in the background of an image using Elements? I'd rather not spend money on a plug in, so I'd really appreciate instructions/suggestions for doing this with Elements alone. Thanks....

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    How can I reduce/remove grain in the background of an image using Elements? I'd rather not spend money on a plug in, so I'd really appreciate instructions/suggestions for doing this with Elements alone.
    Thanks.
    Pete Pederson Guest

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    Default Re: removing grain from scanned negative

    Try the Filter|Noise|Despeckle. It is kind of a quirky filter, but it sometimes works for me.
    Jim Hess Guest

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    Default Re: removing grain from scanned negative

    Often doing a duplicate layer above the background, applying a gaussian blur and then changing to Color Mode will give some smoothing as well.

    Rich
    Richard Coencas Guest

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    Default Re: removing grain from scanned negative

    Will give both of these a try. Thanks.
    Pete Pederson Guest

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    Default Re: removing grain from scanned negative

    I had the same problem scanning with my Epson 2400 (at 2400 dpi).

    the I discovered that for some reason PE 2 gets an RGB file (B&W but
    RGB...). I still don't know how to permanently (by default) get rid
    of that, but since then, I click on:

    IMAGE / MODE / Grayscale

    which conberts the photo to Grayscae; AND gets rid of the heavy
    grain...!! Try it.

    Later on I go in again with all the filters and blur effects etc. But
    first see if you have the same RGB problem.

    Oh - and if you find how to set it to GRAYSCALE as Defult, please let
    me know too...

    ZR


    On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 11:19:50 -0700, "Pete Pederson"
    <pederson_p> wrote:
    >Will give both of these a try. Thanks.
    ZR Guest

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