How to Get Sun Spots Out of Pictures

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If you've had a problem with sun spots on your older photographs or in a new digital photograph, don't ditch the photo -- you can easily remove sun spots with today's new graphic software on your home computer. Altering your photograph will require you to have a flatbed scanner or a digital image of your older photographs. You can scan in old photographs by sending them to a specialty company and having them scanned in batches. Using the digitized image will allow you to remove any imperfections, particularly sun spots.

  • Open the folder that contains the picture you want to correct. Make a new file on your desktop and copy all of the pictures to this new folder. Label it so that you will know this is the folder that you are working on to correct problems with your photos.

  • Open your graphics software. Using the selection tool, click on the area of the photograph where the sun's light was too bright. It should select just the area of brightness. If it does not, adjust your selection tool's tolerance to a lower number so that it will only capture the area which you want to select.

  • Once you have selected this area either use the heal brush (Photoshop) or the darken RPG brush (all others) to darken the area in which the sun spot appears.

  • Order prints of your photograph online to be printed at your nearest photo service center. They will be ready for you to retrieve in about an hour.

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