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Old 09-19-2011, 12:22 PM
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clean up the background

Hello, can anyone help me to clear the background and make the words in the document more readable.

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:20 PM
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Hello, can anyone help me to clear the background and make the words in the document more readable.

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It would probably be easier if scanned in color with all automatic settings turned OFF and @ a high resolution...

What photo editing software are you using?

At the top of this page there is a 'Search' button.. click it and in the box that pops up enter the phrase.. faded writing .. that should provide you with many approaches to your problem..

Good Luck

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:33 AM
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Re: clean up the background

Well I gave it a quick try, by just using levels.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:12 AM
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Re: clean up the background

Thank you all for the reply.
0lBaldy the document is originally black and white and i scanned it 1200DPI. and i am using photoshop cs5. are there any other software that i should be using?

CathyH i did you level in photoshop but i could not get the same result as you did. Thanks a bunch. can the image be further be improved??

Thanks you all for the help
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:05 PM
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Re: clean up the background

Looks like a ticket from Delhi to Hyderabad. Can't read the sanskrit though!
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:35 PM
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Re: clean up the background

Repairman you are right its a ticket from delhi to hydrabad. i was trying to see if there are other info in the image.eg date ..
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:43 PM
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there are also stuff under hydrabad and vertical stuff on the left that i want to find out what it says
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:09 PM
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Re: clean up the background

Do you have any clues? A date range you might have in mind? There are numbers along the bottom that could be a date but it would take some guesses to put it together. Seems as if it could be, from left to right 32309500 ??????? 1623 (or maybe 1620)
The vertical series on the left side looks like TKD 468 372 BZD(or maybe 820?) Looks like it says SLEEPER across the top. One guess is that it could be 12/30/95 or 02/30/95 for a date... ? Just guessing though.

Oh, and I am by no means a forensic specialist, so there may be tools out there I do not know about... just a photoshop user here.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:52 AM
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Re: clean up the background

A color scan would probably contain more information, especially if the text is a slightly different colour than the paper itself. Scan in 16-bit if possible so we have as much to work with as possible.
Also, save it as something lossless like PNG or TIFF. JPEG will destroy some information, and every bit might help when doing "restoration" like this.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:43 AM
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i will try scanning it with 16 bit and save it as png or tiff. thanks for the tip

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