Those Crazy Tipped Images With Black Edges

Some images I have saved look a little crazy, like this:

Kaiser Joseph death 1939 328543581

This is the death registration for Joseph Kaiser [Grey, Huron, Ontario].

I guess picky, fussy, or whatever, but I don’t like the look. I open these in Photoshop and make a few adjustments, then I attach the result to my database. It is not any easer to read, but if removes what I hate, the tip, and the black edges. If you use photo editing software to do this type of thing, be sure you don’t crop off important information, like the page number.

Kaiser Joseph death registration

Grey, Huron, Ontario Deaths, 1876, p289.
Joseph Kiser, died on 7 Febry 1876, male, 18, farmer, born Tp of Vaughan, Ont; cause: Typhoid fever, 2? 3? weeks ill, physician: Dr. Homebrook, informant: Wm Kiser farmer of Grey, registered 14th Feby 1876, religion Lutheran, registrar illegible, # 005172.



  1. I must be picky, too! I dislike those edges, and when I occasionally print documents out, they are real ink wasters. And I think there is something about a messy looking image that can create unnecessary “fuzz” in the mind and work against effective analysis of the information in the image.

  2. Glad to know I’m not the only one, Greta.Thanks for the comment.

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