Recovering Censored Text Using Adobe Photoshop CS3
A friend recently posted a teaser for a new project he’s working on, but with part of the headline pixelated to obscure what the project actually is. My curiosity got the best of me and I decided to do what any self-respecting geek would do: write a program to figure out what the censored text said.
Ultimately I failed to recover most of the censored text (except “to”), so I had to cheat a little. This video is the program running on a very similar image I created. This proves it works in ideal conditions, but needs some improvement to work in less than ideal cases.