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Anyone want to recommend where, in the UK, I can get a decent high power magnifying glass? My eyes need such now for looking at faded certificates.
Locally there are just feeble ones on offer and EBay did not look that good.
 

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Cannot help with the magnifying glass but what I do is scan them all in on the computer and then change the contrast so I can read them, also helps to have a record of the certs to hand whilst on the computer.

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Thanks for both suggestions.
I did try Google but found nothing of interest, only expensive magnifying glasses the same power as £1 ones.

I have tried with the computer but seem to loose clarity. Well worth trying again with a different program perhaps?
 
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My Cannon printer scans well, but the well meaning relative who sent me a copy of the 1911 census entry seemed to have a problem as the copy I have looks like that. :2fun:

But I also find other certificates where a decent magnifying glass would help.
 

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I don't think the best magnifying glass in the world would help you read that scanned document. All it will do is magnify the blurred words. it's the copy which is at fault, not your eyes.

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If you can either scan or download a document, and if you have some sort of photo suite program on your device, the document can be easier to read if viewed in a different colour. eg. Red, Blue, yellow, sepia filters.
Any Windows photo suite, like Windows Live Gallery, will do.

I had a Will that was very hard to read, but once 'manipulated' in a photo suite, and filtered with blue, it was also possible read it and to magnify it on screen.

Steve.:)
 
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