Hi, Aggie92, welcome to OldWeather and the forum!
Bunts is completely right, the job should not be too frustrating or irritating. Find a method that you can enjoy.
Option one is to jump ship for an easier-to-read log. This is a recommended option if you are new to transcribing - faded ink and bad handwriting should be put off until you've gotten used to what they are likely to be writing. Opinions on that for some of our ships can be checked at the Lonely Ships
thread. Some of them, like HMS Macedonia, are said to be easy to read. Also, check out the posts by szukacz - he is on the Avoca right now. Because English is a second language for him, he goes for clear and easy to read logs.
Option two is to enhance the contrast of the logs with outside sources. I'm quoting from our "Encyclopedia of Answers" on that, below.
In any case, I hope you enjoy our community here.
Faded Ink on Logs
If your log page has faded ink, too light to read easily, use picture formatting to make it more legible.
~ Use a screen capture program to picture the whole or any sections you wish to clarify.
~ Use any variation of PhotoShop to increase contrast 25% to 75% as needed, and adjust brightness as much as is helpful.
~ OR: Copy/paste the pictures into Word, then right click the picture and choose "Format Picture". Increase contrast 25% to 75% as needed, and adjust brightness as much as is helpful. Word-processing programs are lovely with this.
~ For both options above, if reading it is still difficult, try changing the picture to grayscale first.
All kinds of writing become legible. Then read it off of the picture while typing it into the box on the log page.