Fine Point #10: Lighten a Background

Have you ever found the perfect background for the subject of your page, but you just couldn't read the text very well? Instead of finding another background, using a color, or risking your students not being able to read the text, you can easily lighten the background so you can use it.

Using a shareware program called Graphic Converter from Lemke Software, you can easily and quickly lighten a background. This program may be downloaded directly from While you can use the trial version without any limitations, the $35.00 dollar shareware fee covers all future updates.

Can you even read this? Think of several paragraphs of this type of reading.

Isn't this better?

Here's how to do it with Graphic Converter

This page was designed by Dan McDowell for the Triton and Patterns Projects of San Diego Unified School District. Last updated July 5, 1999.

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