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Akvis has released Version 5.5 of Akvis Magnifier. Available as a plug-in or a standalone program, the software is claimed to “deliver good results” when ‘uprezzing’ a photo to create poster-sized enlargements. “Resizing pictures with Akvis Magnifier yields a much higher quality image than simple bicubic interpolation,” the company says. Version 5.5 adds compatibility with the upcoming Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop Elements 11 (plug-in version), fixes a bug which caused the program to crash when using the graphics processing unit on a computer running MacOS X Lion 10.7.3, and improves colour processing when loading raw images. Registered users of Magnifier can update their version free of charge.
Akvis Press Release
AKVIS Magnifier v.5.5 Creates Super-High Resolution Photos!
Mar 30, 2012—AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Magnifier v.5.5, an efficient software for increasing image resolution. It resizes any digital image without losing image quality. Magnifier is available for both Windows and Mac as a standalone program and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop. Version 5.5 fixes bugs and adds compatibility with coming Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop Elements 11.
AKVIS Magnifier makes it easy for anyone to produce professional-looking enlargements out of digital images. It is available for both for Windows and Macintosh as a standalone program as well as a plugin for Photoshop.
AKVIS Magnifier lets you resize images without losing quality.
If you attempt to blow up a picture (increase its resolution) using the standard Resize command of a photo editor, you will notice that the resulting photo is blurred and pixelated. This is because a small photo does not contain enough information to create a larger version with good definition. AKVIS Magnifier can cope with this problem and deliver good results.
Resizing pictures with AKVIS Magnifier yields a much higher quality image than simple bicubic interpolation. Depending on the task at hand, AKVIS Magnifier can be fine-tuned to produce images that look exactly as required for a given purpose. The software allows you to enlarge an image to a super-high resolution of up to 30000x30000 pixels, making a 100x100 inch (2.5x2.5 meter) poster easily printable at a typographic quality of 300dpi.
Whether creating poster-size images, adding resolution for printing an enlargement, or reducing image size, AKVIS Magnifier will make your prints look sharper and better defined!
The software requires no complicated techniques or special knowledge to achieve good results and can be used even by an amateur photographer.
The program can change the image size as well as the image resolution. The image processing parameters are grouped in two sections: Downsize and Upsize. The parameters become active according to the desired image size. When resizing an image, AKVIS Magnifier restores edges and details and removes artifacts.
The software supports Batch processing (automatic image resizing) in both the plugin and standalone versions. Just apply the program with the same settings to a folder full of photos!
The program tips help you to achieve the best result. Hovering your mouse over a parameter makes the application display a hint about this setting.
In Version 5.5:
* Compatibility has been added with the upcoming Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop Elements 11 for the plugin version.
* A bug was fixed which caused the program to crash when using GPU on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3.
* Color processing when loading the RAW images has been improved.
* and other changes.
AKVIS Magnifier runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win 7 and Mac OS X 10.4-10.7, both 32 bit and 64 bit.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use.
Download AKVIS Magnifier v.5.5 and try all of its features for free during the evaluation period!
Registered users of Magnifier can update their version for free.
AKVIS Magnifier Home License (plug-in or standalone) sells for $ 129 USD or 99 Euro, downloadable from akvis.com.
AKVIS Magnifier is available in the Alchemy bundle (all-in-one pack) which offers all 17 AKVIS products with the discount of 60% and comes in four variants.
AKVIS (akvis.com) specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released a number of successful programs.