Software Companions - Gerber and HPGL Viewers

Remove Foxing

Use ViewCompanion Premium to remove yellow stain caused by aging

ViewCompanion can be used to cleanup your scanned documents using several different tools.
If the documents are old they may have turned yellowish due to aging, an effect that are commonly known as foxing.
The picture below shows a typical document with foxing opened in ViewCompanion:


Document with foxing

To remove the foxing with Premium, you can run the defoxing filter. You will find this filter by pressing the Filters button found in the Premium Tools tab.
The defoxing filter is the first available option. Select the filter and the following dialog will appear:


Document with removed foxing


In the dialog you will find a threshold value that you can change to adjust the effect of the filter.
Use the slider to change the value or enter a new value in the edit field.
The preview will show you how the selected threshold value will affect the image.
When you're satisfied with the result, just press the Apply button.
If you want a black and white result you may try to use the Binarization filter instead.

The picture below shows the same document after running the foxing removal filter:


Document with removed foxing

After running the defoxing filter there may still be remaining stain that was not removed.
You can usually easily remove such noise by using another tool: the clear area tool.
If the image is skewed you can straighten it by running the deskew tool.
All above mentioned tools are available from the Premium tab.


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