RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Tools > Software
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Software Photoshop, Lightroom, Paintshop Pro, Painter, etc., and all their various plugins. Of course, you can also discuss all other programs, as well.

Image / Photo Zoom Software

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:43 AM
mytac mytac is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 28
Image / Photo Zoom Software

Can anyone recomend a good application I can use to zoom into images without loss of quality ?

Thanks all

Ian.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 07-17-2008, 12:05 PM
MrAlexajlex's Avatar
MrAlexajlex MrAlexajlex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 55
Re: Image / Photo Zoom Software

Quote:
Originally Posted by mytac View Post
Can anyone recomend a good application I can use to zoom into images without loss of quality ?

Thanks all

Ian.
You could use something like Genuine Fractals to increase the resolution of the pic. Like anything that involves pixel manipulation there will be a slight effect on quality. The higher res the original pic the better the end result (good quality RAW of TIFF).

If you are working with a heavily compressed artifacts the uprezzing won't get rid of them.

Perhaps if you could explain your project a bit I can give you a better suggestion.

Thanks.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 07-17-2008, 01:21 PM
mytac mytac is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 28
Re: Image / Photo Zoom Software

Thanks, I will look into it. I have been searching and I located an app called PhotoZoom 2 which can be found here

I am wondering if there is another similar application ? Also does anyone know of anything that I can use to make images appear antique ?

Thanks again

Ian
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 07-17-2008, 01:31 PM
MrAlexajlex's Avatar
MrAlexajlex MrAlexajlex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 55
Re: Image / Photo Zoom Software

Quote:
Originally Posted by mytac View Post
Thanks, I will look into it. I have been searching and I located an app called PhotoZoom 2 which can be found here

I am wondering if there is another similar application ? Also does anyone know of anything that I can use to make images appear antique ?

Thanks again

Ian
Genuine Fractals (GF), BlowUp and PhotoZoom are the 3 main competing products that essentially do the same thing.

Depending on the image sometimes PhotoZoom may look best other times Genuine Fractals may to a better job or (BlowUp)

For the the antique look:
http://digital-photography-school.co...toshop-part-1/

http://www.planetphotoshop.com/give-...ique-look.html
Video tutorial

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sof...html#post38960

Last edited by MrAlexajlex; 07-17-2008 at 01:37 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 07-22-2008, 05:16 AM
secretagents secretagents is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 310
Re: Image / Photo Zoom Software

Don't forget to look into those :

SAR : http://www.general-cathexis.com/
Smart Edge : http://audio.rightmark.org/lukin/gra...resampling.htm
Zoom Engine : http://www.mehdiplugins.com/english/zoomengine.htm

You may want to look at Resizor as well, it's not as performant as the above but there are plenty of different resampling algos to choose from :

http://peterw.000webhost.com/resizor/

Last edited by secretagents; 07-22-2008 at 05:31 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 07-22-2008, 07:55 AM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Swamps of Florida
Posts: 4,418
Re: Image / Photo Zoom Software

I use OnOne Software's Genuine Fractals. It came in a bundle with other excellent photo correction/manipulation plug ins. GF is excellent stuff. I managed to take a 300 DPI PDF of line artwork (that included text) from about 2 x 3 up to 18 x 24 for a poster and the result was terriffic.

I'm sold both on the quality and utility of the OnOne plug ins and their cutomer support.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Tools > Software


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1940 B&W photo, dark detail will not scan jim.orrell Photo Restoration 22 07-14-2008 09:17 AM
Found this image somewhere-you try it. gholmes1936 Photo Retouching 2 06-23-2008 01:41 PM
Taking digital picture of older photo Edfishing Photo Retouching 3 06-08-2008 10:39 PM
Honeycombs on entire photo Gerald McClaren Photo Restoration 7 11-23-2007 01:50 PM
Dynamic photo hdri palms HDR, Panoramas and Tone Mapping 31 11-12-2007 11:19 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved