> I am taking a bunch of screenshots that were made by someone else and
> putting them on an internal web site. They are dreadful--the jpg save took
> the sold gray background around the black text and altered it into a
> mishmash of grays, whites and black pixels about 8 pixels wide. I'm trying
> to just color over this mess very lightly--can't fix every pixel but at
> least I can reduce the eye strain of reading this.

But why don't you just use the Threshold tool?
It works perfectly for this kind of stuff. Just select the area with text
and "Threshold" it - you are done (probably you won't even have to tune it

good luck,

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