I have experimented with combining the following routines for removing
numerous dust-specks from scans of (ancient home-developed black&white)
1. select the area to be cleaned with "<intelligent scissors|Bezier
curves>"; use "quickmask" to make the selected area easier to
2. use "selective Gaussian blur" to merge the dust-specks into the
Based on my experiments, these routines appear to be incompatible. If I
use the "Bezier curves" with "quickmask", then - "selective Gaussian blur"
either does not work at all or works but blurs the whole picture.
In the absence of "quickmask", "Bezier curves+selective Gaussian blur"
If there is a more elegant solution to my problem, I would be grateful to
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