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Improving image with simple tools

Question: I need to include a screen print image in a PowerPoint presentation but it very hard to read. It has different colored text on black background. I tried reversing the colors but it is still unreadable. Is there a way to improve the image so it is readable?

Answer: I was able to improve the image by using PowerPoint’s transparency tool. I first tried PowerPoint 2010’s “remove background,” but that didn’t work for this image, although I have had much success with this tool for other images. If using PowerPoint 2010, select the image and click on Color > Set Transparent Color and click on the black background. If any of the text is black, that may become transparent too, so you may want to use the color tools before (or after) to “recolor” the text so that it is all one color. The image turned out to be a noticeable improvement. Try some of the other color or correction tools to possibly enhance the image even more.

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