digital scan refinement

Discussion in 'Software' started by frank smith, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. frank smith
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    frank smith Senior Member

    i am looking for a program to clean up digital scans . There was mention of one some time ago, but I dont remember it.

    I think what I am looking for is an enhancement program to deal with enlarging low quality digital images .
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    Would be a good product. I just went to a photocopy shop ,setup to scan architectural drawings, to have 52 pages of ships electrical diagrams scanned from paper to disc. Cost 200 dollars and the quality is poor. I was going to scan an additional 50 or 60 sheets of boat plans ,but cancelled when I saw the shadowy quality.
     
  3. frank smith
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    Yea , Apex posted a link some while ago . There are quite a few.
    Google came up with some.
     
  4. DCockey
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    I used VueScan to scan a book with drawings and photographs, Boats; a Manual for Their Documentation. I used the constrast controls, etc to get good quality scans. You can see the results and download the book at http://www.museumsmallcraft.org/publications.html

    VueScan can be downloaded at http://hamrick.com/ The price is reasonable.
     
  5. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    Hi Frank,

    I don't know if I'm on the right format for you here, but
    Adobe Photoshop is the best Scan program I've ever known.
    I was a desktop publisher for 15 years.

    expensive program for sure, but certainly the best.

    DE
     
  6. frank smith
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    frank smith Senior Member

    A better description of what I am looking for would be a enhancement program.
    You enlarge a digital scan to the point it becomes a mass of pixels and looses definition.
    Now there is a program that locates the area a greatest density and extrapolates a newly defined line by way of an algorithm .
     
  7. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    ahhh, I see,
    sorry Frank, my misunderstanding.
    and I do appreciate the clarification,
    thanks,

    DE
     
  8. frank smith
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    frank smith Senior Member

    Dirteater, I am getting some luck with a photo program. Between sharpen and contrast
    that may work . Sharpen is what I may be talking about anyway.
     

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