How do i Restore picture

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Jamie Hatfield

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  • worried if it can be resttored

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Christian Fürst

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Once you have deleted a picture within LR you cannot recover it from there. In Windows you could restore it through the paper-basket. else it's gone
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Hello Jamie,   

If it's a file to restore in Windows, deleted from your recycle bin, there's file retrieval software but it takes an experienced person and it's expensive software.  There are retrieval companies which charge a fee.   On the other hand, it appears you still have the picture.  Did you mean you want lessons of how to restore a photo?   Get to know your tools.   

Steve Lehman, mcse   
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I may be off base but I think,  Jamie, you are asking about photo restoration techniques, not recovering an image from the trash. Is that correct?

If that's the case, try a Google search for something like "photo restoration photoshop" and you will find years worth of suggestions.

If it concerns the image you posted, I'm afraid there is not enough detail in the original to work with. You would have to make up a lot of the missing image. It may be possible if you have similar images of the people in this one that you can copy from. 

I hope that helps.

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I think Rick is right on both accounts. It's probably about photo restoration, not a deleted image. But this image looks pretty much beyond restoration to me...
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Your picture appears to be a triple exposure maybe.  I don't think restoration on this picture will recover it but you could try.  If you have lots of time, learning your tools should be in order.  No book or video has ever helped me.   I just plunged into it and learned the tools on the screen.  It was hard during that time.   I was working at Microsoft and going to Microsoft's night-school on top of working days.   I learned things as I went along (1989).  I have always said if you take enough time to learn the tools you can do anything with a photo.   If you have Photoshop and Light Room, then maybe you've been working with Photoshop products for a while.   If not, learn the tools.   

Without having it in my hand, I couldn't give one suggestion that might help.   If I had the photo I would probably fix it, but only if you told me what you want done.   Sorry man, I see a man (with a door behind him) which appears to be pointing at a poster with another man on it, and some material on the left I don't know about.   If after you learned your tools, you had questions about them I would help you with that.   There is no magic button to recover this one.