No announcement yet.

Rezing up an image for large print

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Rezing up an image for large print

    Hi! I have a 2 part question.

    1. I recently made a super rookie mistake and did a shoot with my camera set to sraw (Canon's "small raw"). And while this is still raw, and perfectly fine resolution for normal output, I had planned on doing 16x20 prints. (I also missed out on the amazing detail I could have gotten in my models skin and hair, but I'm trying not to think about that).

    I use Perfect Resize to rez up images generally for billboards and large-scale printing in advertising, but I've never used it for photographic printing. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with other programs? I'm interested in checking out whatever might work best. And maybe its Perfect Resize (Genuine Fractal) but I really don't know of anything else, other than the old school method of using Photoshop.

    2. Workflow for sharpening and editing: should I be doing all sharpening and editing on my rez'd up image? In the past, I've saved rezing up for last as I don't want to be working on massive files. But in this instance, maybe I should be editing and sharpening on my highest resolution image? (I plan on adding in individual eyelashes and skin texture to help bring back some sharpness).

    So, to sum up my question: I need recommendations on programs for rezing up and then recommendations for workflow on editing and sharpening an image that will need to be resed up.

    Thanks in advance!

Related Topics


  • Matthieu
    Sharpening Workflow with RAWs
    by Matthieu
    Hi guys !

    I'm interested to know what is your workflow while working with RAWs and especially how you use sharpening.

    For my own case, I don't sharpen my raw, I just convert it to PSD, open it with Photoshop, work on it and sharpen at the final step.

    07-24-2013, 08:49 AM
  • willdoak
    Sharpen for output: photo enlargement
    by willdoak
    I notice on a related thread that someone’s using to watch Deke McClelland’s sharpening videos. He follows Bruce Fraser’s four-stage workflow: sharpen for source, for detail, for effect, and for output. The course is geared mainly for output to print images smaller than the original...
    11-15-2008, 01:13 PM
  • miamibear
    Sharpening Software - Questions
    by miamibear
    I was interested in buying one of the sharpening programs, Nik sharpener in particular and I'm sure I'm missing something. They have a Pro edition and an ink-jet edition my main question is if I buy the ink-jet edition and have a lab make prints does it help or not?

    As a hobby I shoot...
    01-30-2006, 06:13 PM
  • rnbluvva
    Enlarging Photo and Sharpening for Printing
    by rnbluvva
    Hey gang!

    Hope everyone is doing well!

    I have a bit of a challenge! A very dear friend of mine sent me an image she captured with her Cell Phone of the baby her friend had. She wants me to blow up the image, sharpen it and retouch the skin. There is no other option for...
    11-17-2005, 03:07 PM
  • keliot
    by keliot
    I am getting conflicting and confusing information regarding resizing software being able to increase resolution of the image. If the image is resized up and "new detail" is extracted but then downsampled then the resolution will increase and will this new detail now make an...
    11-18-2016, 10:19 AM