I need to denoise a pure black and white bitmap scan

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May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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I work with a lot of old blueprints that generally get scanned in in grayscale in 400 DPI or higher.  I generally have no problem reducing noise in them, but I recently received a set that is in .tif format as a bitmap.  It is pure black and white, no greayscale at all, so "reduce noise" and "leveling layers" are useless. Every pixel is either black or white and there is no way for photoshop to differentiate.  I am by no means an expert on photoshop so I could very much use your help here.

 

I've included a small sample, because the original image is over 5 mb's and I don't have permission to share them. So keep in mind it's been re-saved by photoshop.

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May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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Hi,

There is maybe a way :

Convert your bitmap image to grey scale

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Then choose 5 or 6 levels for testing.

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Your image has now several grey levels… 

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And you can use the white and black samplers

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Not the optimal way but works… Try more levels when converting to greyscale.

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Thank you, I appreciate it.

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1) Image/Mode/Grayscale

2) Filter/Noise/Median = R1

3) Filter/Noise/Dust n Scratches  = R1, T0

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Thank you, I appreicate it.

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