Can someone make this picture legible?

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  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Could someone please blow up this picture so the words can be read? It's in Russian.

    Thanks
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I don't think there is enough detail there to be able to read it ever. It's not like in movies where you can take a low resolution picture and make it readable.
     
  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    +1 Definitely not enough detail. I don't think even something like Lucis could get detail from it.
     
  4. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    unless you have a considerably higher resolution image there's no way that's going to come out clear, the text is too blurred so there's no defined shapes to enhance.
     
  5. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Come on guys i am sure one of you have been working on a multi phase enhancing algorithm that would bring out every little detail, then all we need to do is zoom and enhance and run a simple translation matrix on the Russian characters to translate them to English.
     
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    It looks so easy in CSI, though...
     
  7. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    Amateurs! It's in Photoshop, under Filters, right next to the "Age Ten Years" and the "Remove Beard & Glasses" filters.
    Cheers

    Jim
     
  8. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    OP there are no other shots of this tombstone are there?
     
  9. Scuby macrumors regular

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    I'm not quite as pessimistic as the others who've replied so far. I think if someone knew Russian well, and could play around in Photoshop with sharpness, contrast, definition, etc, then they'd be able to make out 90% of what is says.

    The reason I say that isn't judt wild optimism, but the way the brain sees and reads. If that was in English, i'm confident I could make out the words because we don't need to be able to see every detail of each individual letter - our reading works on the general shape of words, and there is enough detail in the picture to get that. For some words you'll find different adjustments in Photoshop will help different words, but without knowing what the words should look like (because I don't know the language) it's impossible to manipulate the image and know whether i've made the critical details better or worse.

    So sorry that doesn't help directly, but i think you need to direct your question to people fluent in Russian with a little bit of photo editing background, rather than people with just the photo editing experience.

    David
     
  10. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    I quite agree with this for most of the image however the pessimistic response from myself still holds that we can't add detail to this, and sharpening may not make the text any more legible than it already is.
     
  11. Radiomarko macrumors member

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    maybe

    We do have the technology, never doubt it. 8)

    Something like...

    1. Never forget
    2. ---------
    3. Your husband & daughter
    4. Always (remember?) you
    5. constantly for all time
    DARIA YAKOVLEVNA CARAKVASH
    6/7. I am in pain forever.


    Very interesting that it says I love Mother in English at the bottom... care to explain?

    Best wishes Radio...
     
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  14. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    The pictures do lack detail. I am not very optimistic. How many pictures do you have?

    I used to work on developing image processing algorithms that would use multiple images from different angles and register them to get better detail.

    These algorithms worked quite well, but they were specifically calibrated for ultrasound images.

    Google up the terms

    Deformable image registration
    Deconvolution

    Maybe someone already has tools for this.

    BTW: That CSI thing is just awesome! "Look like our killer.....is screwed...Yeeaah" - Genius!
     
  15. Radiomarko macrumors member

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    I think you folks need glasses

    Look up

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    OP, you've watched too many science fictions.

    Enhance!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxq9yj2pVWk
     
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  18. PeteSky, Apr 25, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011

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    Enhancement - see attached

    See the enhancement attached: used a couple of techniques including multi-image averaging, noise removal and feature enhancement - we do things like this at work skylarkdvd.com You're welcome to contact me there.

    I think the second date is 14 Mar 1929 ?

    It actually helps to blur it further before reading.

    Hope that helps, Pete
     

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