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 Post subject: Wedding ring picture
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:19 am 
Hello Everyone,

I am new to this forum so hopefully someone can assist me.
My little sister lost her wedding ring and I have a picture, 4x6, She is holding her hand across her chest so the picture of the ring is visible. However, when I try to enlarge it you cannot make out the ring design. I tried getting the guys at Photoshop to assist, but there results were not that good.

Is there someone out there who can help?

Thanks,
Patty


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:35 am 
hello, and welcome to camera labs! it really depends. was the shot film or digital?

if you used film you may still have your negatives which you could get a larger print, if all you have is a 4X6 print you may be out of luck.

if you used digital you may have the file somewhere on you pc or on your memory card if thats the case then you could just zoom in with your computer. but if all your left with is a 4X6 there's not much you can do besides blow that up which you tried unsucsessfully.

hope that helps


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 Post subject: Wedding ring picture
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:41 am 
Hello,

The picture was taken with a 35 mm camera. If I take the film role to the photo store and have the picture made larger would it blur the ring due to enlarging?

I have the picture in pixentral, if someone may take a look at it.

Thanks,
SkipperMaxle


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:25 pm 
Film photos usually can hold up really big prints, this depends on the kind of equipment that the store has.

Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Wedding ring picture
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:18 pm 
SkipperMaxle wrote:
The picture was taken with a 35 mm camera. If I take the film role to the photo store and have the picture made larger would it blur the ring due to enlarging?


Yes if you bring the roll into the store they will be able to make a larger print of the shot it may come out a bit grainy but it will be more easily visible, if it comes out blury then the shot my not have been in complete focus and if that is the case than your fresh out of luck.

thats to bad she miss placed it my mother is on her 5th ring now she can't keep track of anything


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 Post subject: Ring
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:26 pm 
There are sometimes creative ways to improve and sharpen that aren't generally known to PS users. If I could get a good quality scan of the print at 1200 DPI or better, or the original digital image at full size, then I could possibly improve it.


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 Post subject: Wedding ring
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:50 am 
Hello Dale,

Today I took the 35mm roll of film and had a 5x7 and an 8x10 picture made.

So here is my question. You said to scan the picture in at 1200 or better. Which DPI would you recommend? 1200, 2400, 3600, 4800, 7200, 9600, or 19200. Second, should I scan the 5x7 or 8x10? And last, should I scan the entire picture and let you work with it or just scan the hand portion which contains the ring?

If there is some way that you can work a miracle, then I would be ever so grateful.

Take Care,
Patty


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:55 am 
scan the 8X10 you'll get better quality. how did the 8X10 come out? is it any better? have you brought the pic into the jewry store you bought the ring to see if they can identify it?


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 Post subject: Wedding ring picture
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:35 pm 
Hello Tomis,

The 8x10 turned out great, however, it's the ring detail that I am concerned about. My sister got married in 1980 and I have contacted the Zales Corporation. They do not keep any records or cataloges or any pictures of their ring styles. So we are sol. I have searched the internet until I am blue in the face but found no ring style that matches the one my sis has.

Later I will scan in the 8x10 and hopefully someone can help me.

Take Care,
Patty


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 Post subject: Wedding ring picture
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:30 am 
Hello Everyone,

I have downloaded the wedding ring picture on pixentral. Hopefully I have followed the instructions on this forum properly so that someone can look at the photo. My other sister had a picture but it has a bit much light in it. Whatever someone can do to enhance this photo, it would be greatly appreciated.

<a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1kknUMpc7fJPuehFD1APLipgaqkhq1"/><img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1kknUMpc7fJPuehFD1APLipgaqkhq1_thumb.jpg" border="0"/></a>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:38 am 
SkipperMaxle, I think you would get the best quality if you got the photo shop to scan from the film directly and give you the resulting image at as high a resolution as is convenient(file sizes can go through the roof), you get a higher quality this way.


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 Post subject: Wedding ring picture
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:46 am 
Hello Graham,

Do you mean take it to the camera shop and have them make a larger picture? How would they increase the resolution?

I am a rookie at all this.

Take Care,
SkipperMaxle


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:47 pm 
What I meant was have them scan from the film directly and not to make a print and then scan from that. They can choose the resolution they(or you) want to scan at, just like you can choose to scan at 1200, 2400, 3600 etc. I don't think average photo store will have the equipment or provide the service though, you may want to ask around for that.


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 Post subject: Wedding ring picture
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:56 pm 
Hello Graham,

Unfortunately we do not have the film. Only have the photo.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:22 pm 
Ah ok then, you mentioned taking your 35mm roll of film into the store in an earlier post so I assumed you still had it. It would help if you could get a better scan of it though.


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