Image Clean (ImaCle)
Type: Interactive/Batch Application
Cleans scratch marks on images.
This application will clean scratch marks on images by allowing the user to place VrOne lines on top of the scratches. A blending technique tries to recreate the original pixels that were under the scratches. Scratches may be cleaned using a set blending width for all scratches, or by using the line width to allow a different blending width for each scratch. A preview mode allows instant viewing of the cleaned images before they are written out to new files. The following steps define a typical usage of the Image Clean application.
Clean Line Layer
Specifies the layer to search for clean lines. All workspaces will be searched.
Specifies the pixel blending width to use when removing scratches. This is the width of pixels that will be changed along each clean line. If the “Same as line width” option is selected, then the blending width will be determined by each lines display width. This setting may take some experimentation, but you should always specify the smallest blending width that still removes the scratch completely. Larger blending widths will produce undesirable results when viewed up close. A width that is too small will require a more exact placement of the clean lines; therefore, a width of 3 is probably the smallest practical width that should be used.
Output file name prefix
Specifies the prefix to add to all output file names. Output files will always be placed in the same directory as the input files but will have this prefix added to the filename. If this is left blank, a postfix must be specified.
Output file name postfix
Specifies the postfix to add to all output file names. Output files will always be placed in the same directory as the input files, but will have this postfix added to the filename. If this is left blank, a prefix must be specified.
Image Clean – Main