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Aug 13, 2008 11:26 AM

Posting scanned menus

I posted a scanned menu, but the system reduced the image to the point that it's unreadable.

Any tips on how to get a readable menu image? I've seen readable ones on the site.

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    1. Second try, reduced in Photoshop, no improvement:

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Hmm. Couple of thoughts. The menu you're trying to upload looks like it uses a script font, which will become more and more illegible the further it's shrunk down. I think you'd get better results with a menu that happens to use a serif or sans-serif font.

        Tip #1 - in Photoshop, shrink down your document in stages, only about 25-30% at a time, until you reach the final size you want. After each step, apply the Unsharp Mask filter to sharpen up the text.

        Tip #2 - post the menu in several pieces, rather than a single one. That way, the text will be larger in each piece.

        Let me know how it goes. Good luck!

      2. Good luck finding out the answer. I've been asking this question since the Places feature was implemented last year.

        So far Jacquilynne hasn't been able to get an answer out of Engineering (maybe the source code is indecipherable?):