How can I sharpen the lines in a scanned diagram?


I have a black-and-white diagram (floor plans) scanned from a printout. It's mostly OK, but some of the lines are visibly faded or blurred in places, so it "looks" scanned.

I've tried various options in Paint.NET so far without any success. I could download any free software that would do the job. I could probably get access to Photoshop as well (not sure which version), but I wouldn't even know where to start with that.

Is there an easy way to make them into clear, sharp lines?

8/12/2013 1:49:00 AM

In Photoshop you could try Filters > Sharpen > Sharpen Edges. Along with that, to make it a little more clear, go to Image > Adjustments > Levels.. and play with that to remove blurry edges and darkening the sharp lines.

8/14/2013 2:47:00 PM