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Editing and restoring paintings on GIMP
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I just tried this, with a John Constable painting you may find photographed at Wikipedia

[Image: John_Constable_-_Wivenhoe_Park%2C_Essex_...roject.jpg]

And took it to GIMP, where I edited it and attempted a full restore to bring it back to life, and voilá, here's the end result:

[Image: 47309887432_530f357efb_k.jpg]DIGITALLY RESTORED: John_Constable_-_Wivenhoe_Park,_Essex_-_Google_Art_Project - Digital Restore - copia by AF OH, en Flickr

Hope you like it, any comments or criticism welcome

Btw, I just added saturation, a bit of contrast with the curves, and used the exposure and blacks tool, that's all.
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#2
Pretty cool. You stopped just before it goes too far.
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