paper -> HTML (and The First PC)

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Wed Dec 30 03:53:34 1998

On Wed, 30 Dec 1998, Sam Ismail wrote:

> I'm also having trouble getting a clean scan of a black text on white
> type-written page. I'm doing it at 300dpi and the page comes out looking
> like shit on the computer. There are all sorts of spots and blotches
> everywhere that are clearly not on the original, and the glass of the
> scanner is crystal clear. I don't see an easy way of cleaning the page up
> with the software I'm using (PaintShop Pro 3.0, I just downloaded 4.12 but
> am still getting used to it).

I'm using PSP 5.0, and the built-in filters help a bit, but it seems like
there should be a better "get rid of background noise" filter. The
despeckle filter will help somewhat with scans of dithered material, but
to get a white background for greyscale scans, I ended up doing a flood
fill with the "tolerance" set to a suitably high value (like 60).

-- Doug
Received on Wed Dec 30 1998 - 03:53:34 GMT

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