messy plans from architect. Software so I can 'clean up' jpeg image?

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  1. malch macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,
    I have some nice, but really messy, plans from an architect. I've scanned them, and would like to be able to 'erase' unnecessary lines and notes, etc, so I can understand the layout better. But I don't know if there's any software that would allow me to do this. Did a search, but came up with nothing.
    Can anyone on this forum recommend something?
    Thanks, malch
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Well I recommend photo manipulation software.

    Pixelmator would be a nice and cheap alternative or GIMP (which is free).
    I believe both have necessary tools to digitally erases lines and such.
     
  3. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks FS... I'm checking out Pixelator now... looks very interesting.
    Regards, malch
     
  4. larkost macrumors 6502a

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    I am a little anal about things like this, but I generally find it better to go in and "trace" the original with new vector versions. I put the orrignal in a background layer in my choice of program (either OmniGraffle or VectorDesigner) then lock that layer. Then I trace the new version on top of the old. It allows me to have a perfect vector version while getting nearly identical to the original. But this is usually a lot of work.

    I would ask the architect for a digital copy. As for something in vector format. After all you probably paid them a pretty penny for that work, they should be able to provide you it in the format you want.
     
  5. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi larkost,
    good idea, but this architect still draws plans by hand...
    very retro, I guess, but makes things more difficult at my end.
    cheers, malch
     

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