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    Readable Text from 92-years-old Photo Album

    Update.... Got the UV light today and find myself absolutely mesmerized by this thing. I've been walking around the house, shining it on the walls, floor, ceilings...startling, to be honest. I think I would not buy another vehicle or house without using one of these to inspect it. Anyway...
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    Readable Text from 92-years-old Photo Album

    Should have the UV light in my hands Monday. Very, very interested to see if it's able to give me that readable text. And I do plan to update here once I get going with it. Thank you to all.
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    Readable Text from 92-years-old Photo Album

    Ok. I appreciate your simplistic explanation, although I figured that at the outset. Simple is always best for me, though. I'll start shopping. Thanks.
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    Readable Text from 92-years-old Photo Album

    Got ya; I'll go shopping. Thanks.
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    Readable Text from 92-years-old Photo Album

    Within Irfanview is the option to "Show Channel" with sub-options of "Red," "Green" and "Blue." Is this the same thing as doing what you and tirediron suggest? Even if not, I have tried that (I forgot to mention as much in my original post) and found it somewhat helpful.
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    Readable Text from 92-years-old Photo Album

    I had not considered those options; thanks much. Perhaps placing some lightweight paper over the text and then going over that with a pencil might produce something readable..... Thanks again.
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    Readable Text from 92-years-old Photo Album

    Hello all, I am working my way through hundreds (if not thousands) of family photos; some rather recent and others, like this one, almost a century old. In doing this work I'm using a relatively basic scanner coupled with the VueScan software, and then doing basic editing using the free-to-use...
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    Overcome Washed-Out Element in Digital Photograph

    Indeed. Looking at all the photos I have of the truck, all the wheel wells are heavily rusted. That, and the fact that there's no tailgate, and basically nothing in the way of stickers of any kind, should make it easy to spot. Interestingly, as I was thinking about who might actually drive to...
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    Overcome Washed-Out Element in Digital Photograph

    Yep...I was thinking the same thing. Thanks much.
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    Overcome Washed-Out Element in Digital Photograph

    By the way, and I know this is a questionable question (sorry), can anyone give me their best guess as to the make (Ford, yes?), model and year of the truck? Also, it looks like it has two doors for fuel tanks. Is anyone else seeing that? Diesel, maybe? I'll put up a few more pictures...
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    Overcome Washed-Out Element in Digital Photograph

    Thank you to everyone for all the feedback. I've spoken with CS at Primos (the cam maker) and they have no suggestions for settings on the cam that might help, given that it's design is for capturing nature, as it were, not Ford 4x4 trucks in the dead of night. Also, in reviewing the manual...
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    Overcome Washed-Out Element in Digital Photograph

    I'm not feeling hopeful. But I am going to again go through the manual for the camera, and maybe play with some setting(s) over the coming nights to see if some helpful adjustments can be made. I'll also see if a forum exists for this particular brand of trail cams; if so, perhaps someone over...
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    Overcome Washed-Out Element in Digital Photograph

    1) I have uploaded an image. There were several with the license plate, but this one appears to me to be the least-washed-out; I can certainly upload others. 2) I have uploaded a screen pic of the "Properties" tab of the other photo I uploaded. Hopefully this will give you the necessary...
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    Overcome Washed-Out Element in Digital Photograph

    Ok...sadly, that's not an option in this particular case. But thanks for the tip.
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    Overcome Washed-Out Element in Digital Photograph

    Hello, Brand new guy here who needs advice. One of my trail cams took several late-night photos of a vehicle, the license plate of which is completely washed out. (I presume this is due to the "reflection" from the IR elements.) I would dearly love to reveal the plate number but do not know...
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