Laserschwert Posted September 25, 2021 Author Share Posted September 25, 2021 (edited) As great as this version of the artwork is, you can see the shortcomings of 80s physical film/optics and digital scanning technology. Some colors bleed into one another and edges aren't as refined as they could be. The MI2 artwork we derived from the magazine poster already looks more detailed. (Edit: Having finished the restoration by now, I've got to retract that statement. The MI2 art is a much rougher painting, with generally less detail than the finer brushwork of the first artwork. Of course, this might be due to being a cheaper reproduction as a magazine pack-in.) I'd wager that a modern scan of the artwork (or as I understand it, paintings are most of the time photographed instead of flatbed-scanned) would result in even more detail and much better colour reproduction. Color-correcting this will be a challenge too, since the different releases use many different color schemes for the art. Personally I'm partial to the Sega CD version's colors (which my current restorations leaned on heavily), though with this poster being a more definitive source, the end result will probably land somewhere inbetween. Edited December 19, 2021 by Laserschwert Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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