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"Focus Magic" users?

I'm restoring and archiving something like 2500 very old, (mostly pre 1920's) photos, and would like to try to re-focus quite a number of them. Most were taken by family members and friends probably using Kodak cameras, and inevitably many show evidence of camera shake and focussing problems. I wonder if any members have user experience of a PS plug in called "Focus Magic"? I use Elements 11 for most of my work. Any advice for this software, or indeed any other, would be very useful.

Added by Les Powell on November 4, 2014 at 12:28 — No Comments

Carte de Visite delamination

I'd be very interested to hear from anyone who has had experience of restoring the backing cards to Cartes de Visite.

I have a Victorian family album, just given to me, containing some 80 or so CdV's, all or most of which have delaminated, (as as the album, page by page), and the photo paper stock has also come away from the CdV card. This means that I can attempt to repair the cards, let them totally dry, them re-stick the photo to them.

My problem is that I've no idea what…

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Added by Les Powell on January 29, 2014 at 18:12 — 2 Comments

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