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Sharpen Faint Handwriting--Monochrome, TIFF

Jun 16, 2012, 22:43
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Question Sharpen Faint Handwriting--Monochrome, TIFF

I am working with pure monochrome tiff images. The images are of handwritten letters captured from microfilm. The handwriting is faint in places, but the image density is pretty high (3400 x 4400 px). I thought that there might be a way to "fill in" the white space between the scattered pixels forming the faint areas--but I can't figure out how to do it.

Gimp (Ubuntu 12.04LTS) seemed to be the natural place to turn, but I am not a photo-editor, just a researcher who needs help.




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Jun 16, 2012, 23:51 (This post was last modified: Jun 16, 2012 23:52 by kraml.)
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RE: Sharpen Faint Handwriting--Monochrome, TIFF
Thanks ofnuts! the middle handle of Level does nothing; I'm assuming that this is because the original is pure monochrome. Erode, however, darkens quite a bit. That moves in the direction we want, for certain. I'm attaching the original file as imported into and saved by gimp. kraml

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