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Old 05-22-2008, 02:53 AM
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Help to enhance writing on back of photo

Hi all, first post so please be gentle!

I have digital copy of a family photo postcard, which appears to have some writing on back. I was hoping that this writing would identify the family, but as I cannot read it, I need help to enhance it & make it legible. All help & advice gratefully received. Regards, Tony.
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:10 AM
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Re: Help to enhance writing on back of photo

Not enough image there, way too pixelated from jpeg compression. If you can rescan at at least 600ppi and save it as a tiff, then upload. There might be a chance.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:46 PM
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Re: Help to enhance writing on back of photo

Hi Wm. Blake, cousin has original so will have to ask him to scan & save as tif format. Will post here when I get it. Thanks, Tony.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:58 AM
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Hi all, having probs with tif format. Cannot upload onto here as tif & size too big, so managed to put them here, one colour, other grayscale. Fingers crossed I hope this works & images are right format to work on. Regards, Tony.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:09 PM
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Re: Help to enhance writing on back of photo

Nope, that didn't work. Links are dead. Try webshots. You might also try posting the higher resolution scans here. They can't be over 100kb so you'll have to shrink them and post each one as it's own post. These will at least be better quality then the first one you posted.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:44 PM
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Re: Help to enhance writing on back of photo

like stated before, higher resolution might do wonders
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:31 PM
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Re: Help to enhance writing on back of photo

Hi both, link works fine for me - if you click on red cross next to colour or grayscale you get 'file download' option window eg 'open, save, cancel'.

Crazyfly1, I'm open to correction, but I cannot see anywhere on here that accepts tiffs, no matter what size they are. The higher-res scans were tiffs so I'm rather stuck with them.

OlBaldy, first link you gave only talks of jpgs. Crazyfly1's first reply asked for tiff. Second link I've already mastered - see attached thumbnail at top.

I must admit that I am not very computer literate, but slowly I can usually work my way around things. Today however I had to admit defeat after spending hours trying to link to hosting sites - photobucket don't appear to accept tifs either & rapidshare was such a headache I had to give up. Will look at other suggestions tomorrow. Thanks both, Tony.
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:35 PM
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Re: Help to enhance writing on back of photo

tony, don't worry about the tiff. go ahead and post jpg. Imprtant thing was the better origional scan.
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:36 PM
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Re: Help to enhance writing on back of photo

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Nope, that didn't work. Links are dead. Try webshots. You might also try posting the higher resolution scans here. They can't be over 100kb so you'll have to shrink them and post each one as it's own post. These will at least be better quality then the first one you posted.
its not dead i just download the file. its a tiff it wont show up in your explorer browser you have to click the link and download it.
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:37 PM
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Re: Help to enhance writing on back of photo

Thanks matthewmarshall
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