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    In the past I have tried a lot of free software and pay for this, but I have always remained "faithful" in photoshop ...
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    Thanks for sharing

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    careful use of Photoshop settings can reap similar results to most plugins.
    Always adjust conservatively and learn and image resampling methiods

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    Or use JPG Repair Alien Skin in Photoshop.

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    PhotoZoom_Pro_v_4.0.6_Portable in this section is just great

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    plain and simple just one word

    PHOTOSHOP

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    Thanks eveybody for sharing your experiences.

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    Slight trick to improve low res images

    Enlarge the photo in photoshop.
    If printing to:
    Inkjet - upres. to min of 150dpi
    Printing Press - upres. to min 225dpi (prefer 300dpi)
    Large banner 40"or larger - upres. to min 100dpi (depends on the viewing distance)

    Blur image then re-sharpen to enhance the photo.
    Sometime the noise filter (Dust and scratches) can be used to reduce the Jpeg artifacts.

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    It really depends how big you need to go. The first choice is always to try and source a better original file, maybe contact the copyright holder and ask? If the version you have is the best there is then first try PS with Bicubic Smoother selected and in both 1 step and a few steps to see if there is any improvement and then go for the external solutions such as genuine fractals or alien skin. Resampling is however one area where Photoshop has made great strides in the past decade leaving a lot of other solutions less useful. Also remember that noise reduction and sharpening will play a large part in how the final image holds up.

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    Yes I agree

    Most people are trying t up resolution from a 72 DPI file to a 300 DPI printable file. which is minimum for Fonts to look right.. You can get away with it on some picture files but you text will always look like crap! Blocky, Soft or Junky. Crap in is crap out. It's really hard to sharpen information on pixels that are not there. You can try on pictures, but with fonts. Unless you have a PDF file. Adobe illustrator File or a any kind of postcript or printer definition file. You are always going to get a lame looking enlargement, albeit it may look better but never something as good as a good input file. Good luck!

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    AKvsi magnifier that is also very nice software for "JPG and any for other format. my personal experience is that this is even better that Photoshop. it makes the snap too beautiful and the pixel will not lost.


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    Fonts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMacMeKanik View Post
    Most people are trying t up resolution from a 72 DPI file to a 300 DPI printable file. which is minimum for Fonts to look right.. You can get away with it on some picture files but you text will always look like crap! Blocky, Soft or Junky. Crap in is crap out. It's really hard to sharpen information on pixels that are not there. You can try on pictures, but with fonts. Unless you have a PDF file. Adobe illustrator File or a any kind of postcript or printer definition file. You are always going to get a lame looking enlargement, albeit it may look better but never something as good as a good input file. Good luck!
    You are so right about type. Enlargements can be faked on images but when it comes to fonts you are out of luck, unless your viewing distance matches with the dpi. give or take a few ppi.

    Viewing Distance (inches) Resolution ppi
    6 1145
    10 687
    24 286
    36 191
    60 115
    120 57
    600 11
    The formula is ppi = 1/((distance x 0.000291) / 2)

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    alien skin blow up

    thanks for the response...

    I found:
    Alien Skin Blow Up 3.0.0.618 (x86/x64)

    which seems to work a treat just as good results as the routes above but you get there a bit quicker.

    http://www.filesonic.com/file/2984774525
    http://www.wupload.com/file/1909723287/Skin.Blow.Up.3.0.0.618.rar

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    A trick in Photoshop I've used is to jack up the resolution from whatever it is to a 1000 or more dpi and let Photoshop re do it's anti-aliasing defining the edges of the type. THEN, resize the image using the high resolution to help lessen the effect of the enlargement. AFTER resizing, reduce the resolution back to what you need. I've often kept a higher than normal resolution (like 600 dpi) on images with raster type which helps too.

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    GREAT info here, thank you to each and everyone who shared the tips!

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