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messagehelp with viewing blurry PDF
Posted by intexasatthe moment July 08, 01:01PM

Can anyone help ?

It's a copy of deeds from Land Reg .Is handwritten in immaculate style but too faint and blurry to read .

messageRe: help with viewing blurry PDF
Posted by Rebs_ED July 08, 01:32PM

I've had some success reading old documents (when doing genealogy research) by holding the document against a light source and using a magnifying glass.

messageRe: help with viewing blurry PDF
Posted by RichH July 08, 02:12PM

As it's a PDF file I'd suggest the best way forward is to find someone with Photoshop or similar and try applying a few filters, either to the file in its native format or after converting it to a JPG. Things like "Haze Removal", "Noise Removal", "Shake Reduction" and "Unsharp Mask" might help to make the wording clearer although, if the original document was written on parchment, it might still be difficult to discern the words from the grainy background.

messageRe: help with viewing blurry PDF
Posted by intexasatthe moment July 08, 05:48PM

Thanks both .

Rich - my brother has photoshop and is trying to open the doc but is being asked for a password .Do you think the Land Registry whom provided the doc need to supply that ? Sigh .
It's all a mystery to me .

messageRe: help with viewing blurry PDF
Posted by RichH July 08, 06:48PM

Ah OK, I'm not surprised about the password to edit the file. The password is there to prevent people from editing/tampering with what is a copy of an official document. This is important to ensure that the integrity of the document is maintained. But let's not mess around with finding the password to edit the file. Instead, I'd suggest taking screenshots of each page of the PDF file and save those as JPG's (or perhaps BMP's for better quality.) Now ask your brother to look at those pictures and see what he can do with Photoshop to reveal the lettering.

messageRe: help with viewing blurry PDF
Posted by intexasatthe moment July 08, 08:49PM

Thanks Rich ,that makes sense . Will proceed as advised ,would help if my eyes weren't bu****ed by hayfever !


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