This photo is going to be used for a departed family members funeral service. What would be the best way to remove the texture?enter image description here

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    \$\begingroup\$ This looks like a picture of a photo rather than a scan, judging by the highlights. In addition to the answers given, you'll have much better (more uniform) results if you actually scan the photo on a flatbed scanner than if you take a photo of the photo. If you must take a photo, use no flash (or otherwise use wide, diffuse lighting from all sides and angles). \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 13, 2020 at 12:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ My suggestion is to use a scanner, not a camera, and set it to descreen. You will need to do several scans at different descreening settings to get it right. \$\endgroup\$
    – user85781
    Commented Mar 16, 2020 at 7:40

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Sorry for your loss.

I used a Fourier transform method (in GIMP with the G'MIC plugin) for most of the texture, but it doesn't seem to work for some other parts and I have to wing it from there. Here's a version put together somewhat quickly you may be able to take further :

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Wow, this is s much better than the High Pass inversion technique I was using in photoshop. Also thanks for the plugin suggestion, it will be useful for the other photos. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 13, 2020 at 3:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ @JosueIrizarry There are even better methods at the answers to existing questions here, particularly this one. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Mar 13, 2020 at 4:05

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