Created: Tuesday, 07 January 2014 15:51
Written by Clark Landwehr
Fast Fourier Transform filtering for pattern removal. Some old photo prints have various regular patterns visble in the print. This is a texture that is embossed into the stock the image is printed on.
This is a problem that often comes when restoring old photos. The method used to remove the pattern is a frequency domain filter. In this case I used a Fast Fourier Transform plug-in for Photoshop. The one I use is only available for PC, the 2008 version by Alex Chirokov.
This is a funky old photo that needed restoration. Couldn't even start without getting rid of the embossed pattern.
Read more: Pattern Removal: Fast Fourier Transform