For those interested I have been thinking how to write simply an observation that may or may not add information to the 'ufo ' image in general.
One of the problems that is evidently obvious with photographic restoration is the ability / knowledge of the ( scanning ) process of a photograph irrespective of it's quality.
Example if I was scanning a newspaper photograph then higher resolution than the original 'image ' on that newspaper print would be utterly destructive.
The very grain of the newspaper print would be too much if you will ( that's why I don't generally accept a home scanned photo to restore).
Scanning is a delicate process and if I am brutally honest is a bit trial and error at times even today 35 years later of doing said.
Most scanners A4 or more even top end machines have ridiculous resolutions and the consumer often makes the vital mistake of thinking higher is better. This is also seen albeit in the physical printing ( I print using pigments.
So to conclude:
The bells and whistles of typical life include 4k television resolutions = better.
Extreme large gallery prints that I myself work with = better ( in that category choice work ).
Not so is the case with scanning and indeed printing.
Take a look at the monitor right now you are using.
Some of you will have 4k even 8k monitors perhaps for graphic art or entertainment.
I choose to use wide 1440p so why?
Well that covers more than is needed for a ( at least generally ) 100 year old photographic print.
The rest and above is somewhat candy floss .
The print the scan of said determine the pixels visible.
Do we know what the original ( scan ) that is doing the rounds is?
Do we know what settings?
Do we know it was done properly or for usage on ( newspaper print)?
I shall forward a few examples to visually understand this in the coming hour.
Thank you for reading.
Anyway I hope at least this offers a little insight into the original photo / the scanning / the printing and overall quality.
This is an original image of a blocked out individual that I have scanned in the past.
Original image is 4 * 6 inches and is of poor quality and print.
Originally I scanned this too higher a resolution and visibly altering the image hindered myself with that pixel look in example 8.
So I bumped it down to around 400-600 dpi to get the correct / working aspect of which was quite doable.
I shall not share the finished photo for confidentiality reasons.
Too higher the scanning shows all of the damage plus all of the photographic grain on the actual print.
Too low and you have later examples that are not clear enough.
So a balance to get this right is needed at the first point of processing.
If you scan too higher resolution you end up restoring the grain on the paper !
Too low and you basically don't get enough information to restore it !
Imagine that never ending hall of mirrors