I'm trying to make this floor plan clear so I can use the information provided on it. I've been playing around with all the filters and adjustments on Photoshop and cannot get it to even a bare minimum state.


This is the image if you can open it

  • You will need to upload the file to an online storage site (like Dropbox, etc.) and the provide us with the link to that location in order for us to be able to view the image. Right now it looks like you are providing a link to your hard drive.
    – magerber
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 21:08
  • onedrive.live.com/… Okay hopefully this works, also I dont have high hopes for this image as its from 1920, but we will see hah
    – Amanda
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 21:12
  • Sorry, when I try your link, I get an error message saying that the file is not available. You probably need to adjust the permissions on that file to allow anyone with the link to view. And you might be right about the image quality, but I have had luck clarifying old blueprints in the past, so it would be good to be able to see the actual file.
    – magerber
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 21:20
  • 1drv.ms/b/s!AlnMcM3VZyT3g0IRkmT1NVnmgeRK I had a feeling it wouldn't work. Okay it says this is a shareable link so hopefully this works! Sorry I'm not use to OneDrive and that's where this image is
    – Amanda
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 21:30
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    Do you still have access to the original documents? Are you able to rescan them? There doesn't seem to be any tangible information in the image you linked. I don't think any amount of tweaking or filtering is going to recover anything. Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 21:48

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No amount of expertise in digital image processing or restoration is going to be able to extract anything meaningful from that image.

If you can get it to the point where you can partially distinguish what you know should be there then your best approach would be to print that out and then trace over it with a pen. Your eyes and brain are a lot cleverer at spotting relevent details and patterns than photoshop and you can adjust the angle and light or maybe place it on a lightbox. Whatever works. Then you could scan that back in and use it as a basis to redraw the plan digitally if that is what you ultimately need.

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