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    Anyone know how to enlarge images and text on pictures and how to clear them up, so they don't look fuzzy? I got some pages of a RAW, but can't read the hiragana and katakana above the kanji.

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    Are you talking about making them or just enlarging them without losing quality. Well, in either case, the DPI matters. The standard that all med quality scans and above should be at is 300 DPI. That's the lowest it should go. Making it 300 DPI is as simple as changing your scanner settings.

    As for improving the quality of crappy scans, there's not much you can do. try finding better quality scans.

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    No, the scans seen at normal are fine. The problem is if you enlarge them, the characters get all pixelated. What's DPI?

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    DPI stands for Dots Per Inch. Basically the higher the number, the better the detail in a picture. For scanlations it doesn't need to be that high since the most you might do with it is read it. So unless you're trying to making it larger to print it, don't worry about it.

    However, there is one way to do it. You can try to vectorize it, but that's overkill for manga and really, really pointless. WIndows has a tool that lets you magnify things on your monitor, or just get some reading glasses.

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    HEY I AM CREATING STUFF OUT OF NOWHERE!

    Even the algorithms that do it only create approximations based on neighbouring pixels. Enlarging a digital image has its limitations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idraax View Post
    No, the scans seen at normal are fine. The problem is if you enlarge them, the characters get all pixelated. What's DPI?
    An image is made of pixels which are little squares, when you enlarge little squares, you get bigger squares, not more squares.

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    Ok, I'm confused. The problem is that the manga scans are in Japanese and some of the pages have Kanji on them, which I can't read. However, they have kanna and Hiragana above them, which I can read. Unfortunately, it's hard to tell which character is which, because they aren't clear enough. Plus I have really bad eyesight and it's really small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silent killer View Post
    WIndows has a tool that lets you magnify things on your monitor, or just get some reading glasses.
    damn, did I call it or what.

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    Yeah, by the way, do you know a good software to be able to access IRC's from and that's free? I think the group that was translating it may be more active on their channel than they are on livejournal.

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