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OtterSC
07-10-2006, 06:07 AM
what is your suggestion for a photo/image program?

what i am trying to do is enlarge a pic that is roughly 2x3 or 3x4 to something like an image a little smaller than 10x11.

the program i have can do it. but makes the image fuzzy or blocky.

what would you suggest?

DRAGON
07-10-2006, 06:17 AM
Reason it's fuzzy is because when you are enlarging it, you are merely enlarging the pixels that it was taken in in the first place. Smaller pixels enlarged = larger squares = fuzzy pics -

meruhl
07-10-2006, 06:38 AM
I use Irfanview, with all the add-ins. www.irfanview.com It's freeware.

The degree of pixelization that you get when enlarging will depend on the image quality.

Here's an example of what Irfanview can do. I just resized my avatar image from 64x64 to 640x640. It did a pretty good job:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c295/meruhl/avatar34_big.jpg

DRAGON
07-10-2006, 07:13 AM
When you reduce you actually make the image clearer lol. He's talking about enlarging -

meruhl
07-10-2006, 07:14 AM
When you reduce you actually make the image clearer lol. He's talking about enlarging -??? Is my previous post confusing? I thought it was pretty clear. I enlarged my avatar image from 64x64 to 640x640. That's an enlargement of 10 times.

Maybe this will help. I just enlarged Dragon's avatar 10 times, to 800x660:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c295/meruhl/dragon.jpg

bamf-hacker
07-10-2006, 07:24 AM
Yes but it is still pixelated and that is what Otter is trying to avoid.

Otter there is not much you can do to blow up a picture without some distortion. You could try to use Photoshop to blow it up and clean it a little. But it will not be super clear.

HacKeR

DRAGON
07-10-2006, 07:27 AM
??? Is my previous post confusing?..........

No, I think you're just confused in general. Read his post again and tell me exactly what he's trying to accomplish in your own words -

OtterSC
07-10-2006, 07:44 AM
i believe tha Bamf has the idea what i am asking. is there a program that can enlarge a pic with least amount of distortion?

i am aware of enlarging a pic and the pixels enlarge as well. wanting to minimize that, if not avoid that.

here is a for instance. maybe i will go this route. i have a 250x325 pix pic that i can get Windows XP to use as a wallpaper. i use a 1200x?? screen. it enlarges the pic with very little distortion at all.

i do not mind touching the pic up. but the least amount of touching up, the better.

bamf-hacker
07-10-2006, 07:52 AM
I would go the Photoshop route... if you need help let me know and I can see what I can do.... or any of the Photoshop'rs on KUSA/SOC. It is the least we can do for you :)

HacKeR

OtterSC
07-10-2006, 08:32 AM
yeah, i thought Photoshop. i have Photoshop Elements. is that any different than the Photoshop program.

i was also tossing up Paint Shop Pro. both seem to be competitors.

bamf-hacker
07-10-2006, 08:52 AM
Photoshop Elements is like Photoshop CS2 light. It is mostly for photo manipulation. I would guess it would work for you.

Not sure on Paint Shop, haven't used it in years.

HacKeR

meruhl
07-10-2006, 09:01 AM
here is a for instance. maybe i will go this route. i have a 250x325 pix pic that i can get Windows XP to use as a wallpaper. i use a 1200x?? screen. it enlarges the pic with very little distortion at all.
I know what you're saying - I've done that same thing myself. The Windows utility is that resizes images actually does a pretty good job. I've found that Irfanview does real well too, and you can't beat the price.

Otter - why don't you post a link to the pic you want to resize, and I'll drop it into Irfanview to see how it does?

DexGtr
07-10-2006, 12:07 PM
when you're trying to blow up a pic...don't go from 64 x 64 to 640 x 640 in one shot....it's always better to blow it up little by little (i.e. increase size by 50-100 pixels each time). It takes a while but get better results.

and Photoshop is King...that's why that's the industry standard.

GFXAddict
07-13-2006, 03:14 PM
I can also re-size the pic for you if you would like I have CS2. I wouldnt buy CS2 just to do little stuff like re-sizing pics tho. I dont know much about elements either. I would recommend just letting someone around here do it for you.

DFSniper
07-14-2006, 10:49 AM
if all else fails, go to a photo store, they most likely have professional enlarging equipment (to make posters and such)