Trying To Improve Quality Of Image File

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by bingefeller, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    I downloaded some hand written sheet music a while back and the quality is pretty bad and I was wondering if anyone can help me make it better or know of any techniques I could use in either Seashore or GIMP to improve it?
     

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  2. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, the quality of the image can only be as good as the source image. Which in this case is pretty bad.
     
  3. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    how do you want to use it as you may be able to get away with some enlarging to a larger than needed, unsharp filter and then reduce down to size with a subtle blur if needed if it isn't anything close up.
    Dust might work with a despeckle (note it might be called different in gimp)
     
  5. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    I did something like this with an image of the Declaration of Independence using PhotoShop. I selected the black and put it on it.s own layer, then added my own background.
     
  6. RodoLana macrumors newbie

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    Here's a quick variation of Designer Dale's technique.
     

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