5 COMMON ISSUES WHILE SCANNING PHOTOGRAPHS & HOW TO FIX THEM USING PHOTOSHOP


While scanning photographs sometimes we get issues with its quality or might we lose some sharpness or addition of noise. There are many such common issues that today I am going to address here in this blog. You can share it to your friends & social media to save it for future use too.

So, let us dive into the process of post-production after scanning


ISSUE 1 – CROPPING & STRAIGHTING THE HORIZON


How To Fix – Usually when we scan multiple photographs together, we face the issue to crop and straighten each photograph. For this, open your scanned image in Photoshop. Then go to File > Automate > Crop & Straighten Photos.


This will automatically save each photograph from that scanned copy as a new single photograph in Photoshop by cropping edge to edge & straightening them.

ISSUE 2 – CHANGING ORIENTATION OF AN IMAGE (ROTATING AN IMAGE)


How to Fix – Once we have single image output after the 1st process as above if required. Now if you want to change the orientation on an image that we scanned go to Image > Image Rotation > Choose the Angle as required


ISSUE 3 – WHITE SPACES IN THE BORDER


How to Fix – We have already scanned & cropped the images. Here we face an issue of white border or white lines on edges. So to remove them, select Spot healing brush & click on Content Aware Type from menu above and use the healing brush to fill the borders.

ISSUE 4 – COLOR CONTRAST & TONE


How to Fix – Sometimes we get too much haze, blurry & off contrast scanned images. So to adjust these use the automation tools of Photoshop that quickly enhance your photographs on auto mode. Go to Image > Auto Colour (Ctrl + Shift + B)


Also you can add modification to it by going to Edit > Fade Auto Tone and enhancing its opacity & blend mode.



Similarly using Auto Contrast (Alt + Ctrl + Shift + L) & Auto Tone (Shift + Ctrl + L) & use particularly edit to fade them as we did with Auto Colour.

ISSUE 5 – TOO MUCH NOISE


How to Fix – Sometimes we get colour or black noise when we scan the photos. So, to fix this issue go to Filter > Noise > Reduce Noise.


Try to remove most of noise that you get there. Also after that you can use Filter > Blur > Surface Blur to smoothen up the surfaces.


You can also refer to the video below to understand how to fix issues of scanned images using Photoshop.

So, here were the few common issues that we face after scanning images and their quick fixing techniques used in Photoshop.


I hope this tutorial has inspired you in your next Photoshop editing adventure!

Do you have any questions or comments about Fixing Issues with Scanned images?

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