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    Ye Olde Graphophone

    This is an experiment with removal of JPEG Artifacts and Noise caused by the in-camera compression of images into the JPEG format. The tool being used is Topaz DeJpeg. When looking at the image SOOC at 400%, I can see a lot of artifacts and noise in the image. It is not noticeable at normal viewing sizes but the difference made by removing the artifacts and noise is noticeably cleaner. I also inhanced the colour tone with Topaz Adjust.

    Ye Olde Graphophone

    Talk about dancing to the oldies!

    The Volta Graphophone Company of Alexandria, Virginia, created on January 6, 1886, was formed to handle the commercial development of their sound recording and reproduction inventions, one of which became the first Dictaphone.

    After the Volta Associates gave several demonstrations in the City of Washington, businessmen from Philadelphia created the American Graphophone Company on March 28, 1887, in order to produce and sell the machines for the budding phonograph marketplace. The Volta Graphophone Company then merged with American Graphophone, which itself later evolved into Columbia Records.
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    Re: Ye Olde Graphophone

    Love the photo Frank. These old machines are fascinating - sort of like the original Ipod !!

    I also see a touch of irony in you using sophisticated software to enhance a photo of this very basic old machine.

    Cheers Dave

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    That is a beautiful image, Frank. How can you do that in GIMP?

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    Great capture. I love shots of vintage machinery & trying to get the shot to look vintage is a challenge too.

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    Excellent shot.

    They just do not make things nowadays like they used to in the past - with pride!

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    You're right Bobo, like these.
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    Cool shots Rob.

    I have one of those clickety-clacks in storage somewhere. Have to ask the boss (wife).

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    Re: Ye Olde Graphophone

    Quote Originally Posted by Pappadi View Post
    That is a beautiful image, Frank. How can you do that in GIMP?
    I don't know about GIMP but if any of the GIMP users would like to take a crack at it, I'd be more than happy to provide the original. I would love to see the results and learn the techniques that others use to post process their images.

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