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Old Oct 29, 2006, 10:29 AM   #1
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Hi all, well, I don't have any problems with resizing a photo from large to lower scales. However, there must be a vise versa procedure or something. I tries PS CS2 Image Size to increase the size, however, the image gets really blurry and noisy. I tried several plugins and other softwares still no use.

Check the attached photo. How can I increase its size and resolution to 800x600 let's say, or even larger?

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 1:19 PM   #2
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Hi, sorry to rain on your parade, but the size of that picture file is only 24 K/Bytes, it's extremely doubtful that any worthwhile size increase ...the info has been compressed out of the file, There are add-on programs like Alien Skin Blowup or Genuine Fractals for PS, that are supposed to be able to enlarge without too much loss in picture quality, but I'm sure they need a reasonable basic quality to start with. You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear. ... Jack
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Hi all, well, I don't have any problems with resizing a photo from large to lower scales. However, there must be a vise versa procedure or something. I tries PS CS2 Image Size to increase the size, however, the image gets really blurry and noisy. I tried several plugins and other softwares still no use.

Check the attached photo. How can I increase its size and resolution to 800x600 let's say, or even larger?

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Old Oct 30, 2006, 9:14 AM   #3
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This is my best effort. I use sinc64 interpolation and did some edge mask sharpening to produce the 800x600 image. As was mentioned there isn't alot to work with to begin with:


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Old Oct 30, 2006, 3:54 PM   #4
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u can allways print it and take a photo
seems stupid but may work
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Old Nov 1, 2006, 2:53 PM   #5
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Had a go with cs2.

See what you think....


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Old Nov 6, 2006, 11:59 PM   #6
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genuine fractals and nik sharpener
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 8:04 AM   #7
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I think "Geniune Fractal" plugin in PS would be the answer for your predicament.
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Old Feb 27, 2007, 9:12 AM   #8
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My attempt:


Really, that's not much to work with in your original picture... can't expect too much.

Mixture of fractal and wiener interpolation with inbetween deconvolution and a little touchup, because original looked a little "flat" when at full 800+ resolution.

Have fun.

2nd attempt, 2 step wiener interpolation with a little fixup and deconvolution, added a small amount of white noise to enhance some details (face, blouse). It still looks quite natural, although not pin-sharp... to my mind closer to a photo than a fractal-interpolation only.



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Old Feb 27, 2007, 10:15 AM   #9
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Blow Up added some grain so it doesn't look quite as much like a painting. There still isn't enough detail to look good though.
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Blow Up with high grain, then run through light noise removal.
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