A student of mine has submitted their exam paper with a large portion of text scribbled out beneath one of their answers.
This is what it looks like:
For context, their actual answer is written eight lines above this, meaning that it almost certainly isn't part of their answer.
This student is troubled and it is vital that I decipher what it is that they have written. It could either be something negative and/or threatening towards another student, myself or fellow teachers, or perhaps something altogether different, hence why I need to figure this out ASAP.
The reason I am asking about GIMP specifically is because I am using it on Ubuntu 20.04.
I am aware that the brightness and/or contrast levels can be adjusted in order to make certain portions clearer, but I am only able to make out four words at present.
Is there a good way to achieve this? I have also scanned hi-res versions of both the front and back of the answer in order to potentially extract it from either side.
Is there perhaps a better tool to decipher this?