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Old 13-04-2019, 04:11 PM
johnnie c johnnie c is offline
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Default Making clearer poorly scanned images?

I have some team photos that I found online on a newspaper archives site but they are very unclear. Anyone know of anything I can access for free online to make these scanned images a lot clearer?
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Old 14-04-2019, 11:23 AM
daphilp daphilp is offline
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Nearly impossible to do. Newspapers are printed at low resolution and a scan will often have a sort of grid on the pictures , (Moire) see,

It can be improved, but not really worth the cost or effort.
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Old 25-04-2019, 06:04 PM
poulgorm poulgorm is offline
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Install paint.net (it's free) - Windows package. Click on "Adjustments" and then click on "Brightness/Contrast".

This puts a box on screen, with slider adjustment controls for contrast and brightness. Drag the box out of the way of the photograph and then experiment with the different levels.

It won't work miracles, but it will definitely help.
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Old 26-04-2019, 08:50 PM
slick fingers slick fingers is offline
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upload one there and we'll have a try
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