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Subject: Re: Photo restoration - how to deal with silvery sheen in parts of image?



George wrote:
> Some 80 year old photos in my possession have an odd haze or sheen
> over some areas, mostly within a couple centimeters of the edge. The
> areas mostly affected are dark. Thus the shadow detail is obscured.
> The haze or sheen is not uniform, but more evident in some dark areas
> than other dark areas. It seems that areas sullied by fingerprints are
> less affected.
>
> The photos don't scan very well. The sheen is quite pronounced.
>
> The angle of light has an effect on the sheen, but I can't find an
> angle that gets rid of it satisfactorily to give me a good
> reproduction (by digital camera).
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> G.

Hi George,

do you have an example you can upload to your web space and let us view?

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