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I am new to this community and seeking assistance. I have been working on topographical photography in a foreign land and had to order my film from the States. Well, everything that passes through the U.S. gets xrayed and now I have these annoying white scan lines on my photographs. Anyone out there have a good method for getting rid of these? Cloning doesn't work and masking has been a pain with paultry results. Below is an example of my problem.
Thanks in advance.
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I've had a (very) quick dabble in Photoshop using the Spot Healing brush set to content-aware but it's not ideal. There are those who could work wonders with it, I'm sure.
Have you considered shooting digital and avoiding these problems completely?
Is that scan line in the same place on every sheet.
Quote: Is that scan line in the same place on every sheet.
Yep, out of 500 slides 302 images have these scan lines.
Google "Photoshop Batch Processing" and "Photoshop Actions", it's easy to fix the lot doing that.
How about this ?
Done pretty quickly of course, and on the low res images. I reckon with an extra 10-15 minutes fiddling and the
larger source file ( assuming there is one ) you could probably get rid of it completely.
If you want, PM me and I'll see about sending you the PSD so you can see how it's done, or I can explain it here...if you like the result, of course...
I'm not sure you should be "fixing" this, these need to be accurite I suspect, cloning or repairing the image means it's altered, you might loose something important. I'd suggest you get your film from elsewhere or return it as damaged, the makers must know if it's being xrayed if it's the normal practice and shouldn't sell abroad if their products going to be faulity when it arrives.
I do agree with Wayne's comment above. Is there really some reason why you can't use a digital camera, incidentally?
Quote: Google "Photoshop Batch Processing" and "Photoshop Actions", it's easy to fix the lot doing that.
..I agree with Keith's comment above.....
Quote: Yep, out of 500 slides 302 images have these scan lines
Are your sure these are not light leaks ?
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