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Photo Enlargement

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Mike_Koval, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Mike_Koval

    Mike_Koval Active Member

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    Any one know of a software to enlarge photos without pixelation? Thanks
     
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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    There will always be some pixelation.
     
  3. Mike_Koval

    Mike_Koval Active Member

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    yeah, i guess i worded that wrong...without alot of pixelation. I guess one with good quality for someone wanting to do say 5' - 6' wall graphics
     
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    I just completed a project enlarging & printing over 40 historic photos for a local business. I used Blow Up 2 by Alien Skin and it worked great. Very easy to use and quick. I read on here about this Photoshop process of enlarging a file 10% at a time but with the quantity I had to do I think I'd still be at it. Blow Up 2 has a free trial so you can evaluate it for your needs.
     
  6. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    I second Photo Zoom2
     
  7. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    +1 for PhotoZoom Pro 2...though I've heard really good things about AlienSkin BlowUp as well. I think either would be fine.
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    +1 blowup 2 by alien skin
     
  9. m.hafenbrack

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    Alien Skin blowup 2 works great
     
  10. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I have a 10lb sack of flour. Does anyone have something I can use to make it a 20lb sack of flour??

    Photo Enlarging is like that too. The data is there or it isn't.
     
  11. messmedia

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    ... ok, guys, since I am working in DESIGN for quite some time now, I can say THERE iS NO SOFTWARE that can significantly enlarge ANY photo without pixelation.

    Alien skin BLOWUp is a good one, I often use it. It can minimise jpeg artefacts, sharpen up photo, but, it also ADDS GRAIN to immage, and U can control how much.

    Now, it is industry (design/print) standard, really, 'cause before ALIEN SKIN, we did just that: use median filter if it is scanned immage without descreening, fix colors, curves, unsharpmask-it, and then - add a little MONOCHROMATIC UNIFOM NOISE.
    It just makes those blotchy, over-enlarged immages - viewable easier, and it looks better in print.
     
  12. doublesky

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    Genuine Fractals
     
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