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Either my lens or mirror on my SLR had scratches on it. How can I "fix" pictures in Photoshop? Answered

I'd like to keep the quality high so I can make poster-sized prints.


Is this a film or digital camera? If digital have you cleaned the sensor and scratched the uv filter? If you've not cleaned it then it may need cleaning. Cleaning it is easy but must be done carefully.

To answer your question got to this link and search this forum. It's frequented by very talented photo "fixers" and they have probably already answered you question. If not then post the question. THey love to help.

Can you post an example picture? Hard to answer without knowing what you've got. L

The mirror isn't part of the photographic image path -- it flips out of the way when you take the picture -- so the problem is your lens, or (much more likely) the damage to the film itself (dirt in the film path can cause that, or sloppiness in handling the film). I don't use Photoshop, but... Check its help. Some image editors have modes in which they will help you interpolate across a damaged portion of the image. If not, it becomes a somewhat laborious process of cutting suitable "textures" from nearby and painting them over the scratch. Quality in that case depends on your skill and patience at doing this touch-up.