Four Hour Restoration by rwwright ()
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This picture belongs to my father. It was taken by a anonymous photographer in the Army Air Corp. in 1945. I did the restoration.
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Since I was asked... I did this with Corel Photopaint and Photoshop Elements. I use Elements for lighting and Photopaint for everything else. I find that Corel does what I tell it with more of the tools, like the clone tool. Elements tends to do unexpected things to pixels in it's efforts to do what it thinks I want, annoying. Photopaint does not. Lighting is easier in Elements and it seems to be a lot more stable than the other tools in the suite. Corel uses most of the Adobe plug-ins, it does the same things, and it is considerably cheaper to upgrade than Photoshop. I do not know if CS2 or CS3 suffers from the same behavior - I doubt it but the cost is prohibitive when playing with the range of stuff that I play with. - my opinion - The rest of the work is done in my head. The reconstructon of the soldiers faces is based on what the other side of the face looks like... I also use Maxim DL for some of the FFT and DCT functions as well as Imaginomics Noiseware for removing excessive noise. Bottom line is that if you have a tool you are familiar with use it a lot and get good at it.