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hi there Ive scanned my work books that i wright in, there now saved as jpeg files can i open these files so i can edit them as in change or delete some information in them
 

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No. By default, scanners scan a document or page as an image. Although this image can be modified or adjusted through an image editor, if the document contains text, that text cannot be changed or inserted into another document. If you wish to scan a text document and adjust or modify the text in that document you must use a software program with OCR capabilities.
 

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If these are scans of a Hand Written work book .. Then you'll have to use an Image Editor that can re-arrange the image and add notes.
 

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You can edit an Image and add text .. But the new text will not be handwritten.
And it may take a little time learning how to use the Image editor software.

It might be easier to put the Image into a pdf format .. Then add typewritten notes on it .. using Foxit
 

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Gimp is the closest freeware Advanced Image Editor to Photoshop or Photoshop Elements that I know of.
I was a little hesitant to suggest it because it can be hard to learn all the "Tools and Tricks"
I'm glad you can handle it and it does what you want.
Maybe you should upgrade your experience level in your TSG profile :D :D
 

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I don't know about handling it but i can erase and add text apart from that I'm a bit lost
 

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That should work for your purpose.
But I'd suggest to also learn Layers.

Layers are like a deck of cards face up.
Cut a hole in the top card and what do you see.
Put a sticky note on top of the deck and what do you see ??

Maybe a new layer on top with your changes ... To cover up what's under ???
Search Google Videos for Tutorials on the tools .. Maybe like This One

The Clone Tool is also very powerful ... Clone one part of a picture to another place ...
i.e.... Using parts of the picture to replace/fix other parts
 

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Thank-you will have a look there's surely an easier way than the way I'm doing it
It would be easier if your original notes would have been in a computer doc file .. or maybe even typewritten.

Not seeing what you're working with ..
I can only imagine a picture or a handwritten notebook with Computer notes (updates) on it .. Looking like sticky notes.
It should get easier when you get more familiar with Gimp.

If you're going to be making continued updates on it ... It could get really messy.
Then, I'd be thinking about a speech to text software program ..
Read/Talk the notebook into a Word.doc file .. Update it .. Then you'd have it in a computer form for the continued updates.
 

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Wish i could show you what I'm working with to give u an idea. I'm A Window Cleaner with hand written pages of the work i do with the cost of the houses down the left side then the house number and then whether they have paid or not. But i end up having to update it with getting new houses or loosing houses or even running out of space then i have to write out the book again
 

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i though it would be easer to scan all the pages of the work i do, edit if necessary print all the pages out when needed and staple them together and away i go
 
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