* Michael Natterer <mi...@gimp.org> [10-25-12 08:36]:
> On Thu, 2012-10-25 at 13:10 +0200, Chrispy wrote:
> > I am trying to remove the background of an image I have scanned of a
> > Newspaper.  The paper was thin and the back side of the paper is
> > visible on the image.  Is there an easy way to remove this?
> > 
> > The reverse image is also visible over the main image I am looking at
> > (the image is a News Headline, not a Picture.
> > 
> > Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> If you can, scan again, and put *black* paper on top of the other side
> while scanning.

That *and* pick a black point when scanning.  It will make the text that
does "bleed thru" appear much lighter.

Then play with the contrast of the product.

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