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11-20-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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I believe it is fungus

but not sure. It's embedded in the photo as I have tried washing them, then used film cleaner but the green spots are still there.
Is this fungus and is there any way to remove besides painstakingly in PP?



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Whatever it is, you have your work cut out for you.
In the old days, we'd make a copy neg and then spend about a year on shomething like this.
Be glad you have a scanner and Photoshop.
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Thanks Wheatfield. I think I'm going to go with a B/W version and see if that is any easier to clean. This photo is of two of my eight sisters. Both older than me, and one is lacking one day of being a year older than the other.
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I don't know what caused that. If it's fungus that's one UGLY lens.

A straight B&W conversion won't hide that look. However turning it to Sepia, and adding some noise may give it that OLD PHOTO appearance.

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It is an old photo, er actually this is scanned negative. Era, 1950's. That's the problem, these negatives weren't kept correctly. Just thrown in boxes along with some photos. I came across them while sorting through the boxes. This one happens to be color but most are B and W. I was trying to salvage what I could and saw this green stuff. Could be it's not fungus but mold perhaps?

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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
I don't know what caused that. If it's fungus that's one UGLY lens.

A straight B&W conversion won't hide that look. However turning it to Sepia, and adding some noise may give it that OLD PHOTO appearance.
That is a negative/print artifact, not a lens problem.
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Fungus on a lens wouldn't leave green splotches. Even as little as I remember about negatives and lenses and fungus, I knew that.
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