Dictionnaire Infernal image cleanup

Here’s a worst case scenario example of some of the work that goes into cleaning up images for the English translation of Dictionnaire Infernal.

retoration comparison

As you can see by the example above, some images are quite muddy. This is due to bleedthrough. This example is especially bad because there is an image directly on the reverse of the original page. its ghost image was picked up by the scanner.

The end result is nowhere near perfect, but this is not intended as an attempt at restoration, it’s just a basic cleanup. Eventually, the plan is to acquire an original copy of the book and scan all the images as cleanly as possible.


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