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Alien Skin Blowup Or Genuine Fractals?


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#1 spi4u2

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:16 AM

Just wondering what people are using to increase the size of their photos. How big would you recommend to enlarge a photo if you want to submit it for large prints. (% wise). Which software would you recommend, Alien Skin Blowup or Genuine Fractals, or is there a better one. I have Photoshop CS3, is it comparable to the other two software programs for interpolation?

Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated.

Andy

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:08 PM

How big are your original source images?

Photoshop CS3 is much better at doing enlargements than previous versions, so depending on your specific needs, it may be good enough.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE (markgoldstein @ Apr 22 2008, 12:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How big are your original source images?

Photoshop CS3 is much better at doing enlargements than previous versions, so depending on your specific needs, it may be good enough.


I have some jpeg files that are about 1500 by 1000 pixels that I would like to upsize to about 6000 by 4000. I also have files that are raw that are approximately 6000 by 4000 that I would like to upsize so that they can be used for posters, large pictures, or even billboards if at all possible. Most of what I have I want to upsize as much as possible so that I have more choices available for the stock photography market.

Thank you for your time in ansering my questions.

Andre

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:03 AM

Andre, a 300% upsize of those JPEGs is pretty drastic. You might be able to get away with it...

The RAW files are less of a problem. I save them as TIFFs, then re-size those if necessary, carefully following the guidelines of the stock image library etc.

QUOTE (spi4u2 @ Apr 22 2008, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (markgoldstein @ Apr 22 2008, 12:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

How big are your original source images?

Photoshop CS3 is much better at doing enlargements than previous versions, so depending on your specific needs, it may be good enough.


I have some jpeg files that are about 1500 by 1000 pixels that I would like to upsize to about 6000 by 4000. I also have files that are raw that are approximately 6000 by 4000 that I would like to upsize so that they can be used for posters, large pictures, or even billboards if at all possible. Most of what I have I want to upsize as much as possible so that I have more choices available for the stock photography market.

Thank you for your time in ansering my questions.

Andre

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