enter image description here Will someone help me make the text visible on this photo, or tell me how to? Pleaseenter image description hereenter image description here


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That's not going to happen, I'm afraid. Samsung 500T is all you're ever going to extract from that image.

Aside from the fact that it was shot in very low light with a flash, which has swamped a lot of it, it's also been sized up & perhaps sharpened from a much smaller image by the looks of it.
This will not gain any information. You cannot create information which is not actually there.

This is what's there, you cannot recreate what isn't.

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There might be better information in the original of that photo, but there's none in that particular copy.

The only solution I can see is to take the photo again in good light, & preserve the image resolution.

See also - CSI image resolution enhance: How real is it?

  • \$\begingroup\$ If taking another picture was an option I would. It was stolen. That's why I'm trying to figure out the serial number \$\endgroup\$ Aug 22, 2019 at 10:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ That, I'm afraid, doesn't make that photo any more decipherable. See if you can find the original picture, before it was jpegged to oblivion & you may have more chance. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 22, 2019 at 10:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think I found the original one \$\endgroup\$ Aug 22, 2019 at 11:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ There's no more detail in either the original or the alternative image, unfortunately. You could talk to the guys at Amped [see the CSI link] to see if they could coax something out of both images combined, but even if it were possible it would probably cost more than a new laptop. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 22, 2019 at 11:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ha I appreciate the help. The laptop is worth like $1,400 so honestly wouldn't care. Thank you \$\endgroup\$ Aug 22, 2019 at 11:58

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