Removing Halftone distortion from scanned images

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Okay. This isn't probably the best forum for this question, but thought I'd give it a shot...

I have several B & W .jpg files scanned from a high school yearbook. (The files were previously scanned -- not captured through Photoshop Elements).

The images are artifact ridden with what I believe is known as "halftone" distortion. (I'm wondering if I've got the terminology wrong and hence my inability to find anything on the web...)

In any event, is there a filter in PS Elements to simply improve these scans? I thought there was something called "descreen", but can't seem to find it.


(I'm using PS Elements 4.0 on a Mac)


  • Reply 1 of 2
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    There is a descreen filter in my scanner's TWAIN utility when I ask Photoshop Elements 3 to scan. I have not seen a descreen filter in PSE.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Try the Despeckle filter in Photoshop Elements. It should remove some of the distortion.

    I also have a plug in called Grain Surgery that has done wonders for grain and Moiré.

    Here's a simple step by step of scanning previously printed images.
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