Poorly copied documents

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Mick, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Mick

    Mick Guest

    Can Photoshop be used to fix documents that were badly copied, i.e. too dark
    or too light? I'm talking about mostly black and white documents, such as
    medical or school records. If not photoshop, any other program? Thanks.
    Mick, Aug 17, 2003
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    Mick Guest

    The documents are black and white documents with a lot of text on them.
    However, when the document was copied, large streaks of "too much darkness"
    ruins the page. Almost like someone took a small paintbrush and painted on
    some black streaks - except they're not completely black, just close - so
    I'm hoping the real text is still in there somewhere. Thanks for your
    suggestions, and if you have anymore, I'd love to have them :)
    Mick, Aug 18, 2003
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    JP Kabala Guest

    Can you post a piece of one someplace so I can see it?
    JP Kabala, Aug 18, 2003
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    Waldo Guest

    Is it pure black/white or are there any shades of gray? If it is the latter
    ("grayscale") you can use Photoshop,
    Otherwise, you should use other tools (have to look them up...).

    Waldo, Aug 18, 2003
  5. Mick

    Mick Guest

    Yes, it's grayscale. What we have is the physical copies of these
    documents. The originals are gone, but we can scan the poorly made copies
    using whatever resolution or color scheme.
    Mick, Aug 18, 2003
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    Waldo Guest

    You can use Photoshop to touchup the scans. I would make an action (see the
    help) for that purpose. Once you have the "perfect" action, you can use the
    batch processing (or maybe the droplets) to process the scans automatically.
    That may take some time depending on the size and the number of the scans.

    Are the documents confidential (the medical will probably be)? If not, you
    could put a (part of a) scan on the web en post a link so people can have a
    look at it.

    Waldo, Aug 19, 2003
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