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enlarge images without loosing the quality?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by manhal, May 27, 2009.

  1. manhal

    manhal Newbie

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    Does anyone know of a good program to enlarge images without loosing the quality?
     
  2. shm03

    shm03 Regular Member

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    well you can't really, think of it this, way you have data for an image to be 100 px by 100 px there isn't any more data in it, so when you spread it out, you are just spreading out the pixels and blurring the gap between them to get a bigger image.

    The best one is probably photoshop, although you can't expect amazing results due to the nature of what you are trying to do.
     
  3. popeh

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    Impossible to go up without losing some quality. Still, some things work more optimally than others. I like Genuine Fractals but I've heard Enlarger PRO is good too.
     
  4. manhal

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    That is correct, but I heard that there are programs/tools that can handle/fix these gaps efficiently but I am not sure ...
     
  5. manhal

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    Thanks, I'll take a look at these programs...
     
  6. shm03

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    well you can't really, think of it this, way you have data for an image to be 100 px by 100 px there isn't any more data in it, so when you spread it out, you are just spreading out the pixels and blurring the gap between them to get a bigger image.

    The best one is probably photoshop, although you can't expect amazing results due to the nature of what you are trying to do.
     
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    Google comes up with an interesting alternative, Vector Magic (Desktop Edition - Windows v1.13).

    I'm currently downloading v1.12 as a torrent with a crack to see if this is any good and if it is, will upload onto Mediafire for you; assuming of course it is not on BHW's do not share list of programs.

    Btw...as a coincidence, your post reminded me that I was in fact looking for something like this as well (so "Thanks"); I had just forgotten. FWIW I have used Photoshop in the past, however; IMHO the end results have always tended to be a little too pixelated for my liking.

    I'll let you know then how this goes. :)
     
  8. manhal

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    Thanks marginline, please let us know about your tests ...
     
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    Thanks marginline, please let us know about your tests ...
     
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    GIMP is another good program for scaling images. If you can get higher resolution images that's always better. Hehehe...porn webmasters, make sure your camera guys use their 10 megapixel settings!
     
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    I think that the vector images are bit different than .jpeg you can make vectors larger unlike the jpeg :) not 100% sure though. But thats how the photography stuff is at the moment
     
  12. keith6andco

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    I run a 26 inch samsung LCD TV for a monitor. I run firefox with the ZOOM add ons (just go to firefox addons and enter '"zoom" in the search box - mousezoom is really good )
    I run an old program (photostudio by lotus), use the browser to enlarge the image (it does a better job than the photo program) and take a screen shot. Save it as a jpg. open it in photo program, crop it accordingly, edit image size and 'sharpen'.

    hope this helps
     
  13. marginline

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    You're absolutely right antsaoo. FWIW this is not the software I was looking for but saying that, Vector Magic (VM) seems to be pretty damn brilliant with bitmap and vector images. I'm still playing with some of the other features because it is supposed to handle photographs as well.

    One very cool feature I've noticed already with VM is that "yes"; it's great with all things vector orientated but it also produces some nice, effective silhouette images from photographs, which can in themselves be very useful.

    Just a quick follow-up to my last post on this thread - I will have to defer uploading anything for the OP on MediaFire because virustotal.com tells me that the crack.rar file - is just a bunch of viruses held together with trojans.

    Sorry! :(
     
  14. justthinking

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    If the image is a vector, you can resize it to nearly any size without losing any quality. Use photoshop and check it out.
     
  15. SEO20

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    Here is a little trick for you in PhotoShop. If you want to enlarge photos (not any vector or pixel-art stuff) - set your image size to the desired format. Then you add a bit of noise by using the filters. This works pretty good!

    Thanks.
     
  16. ricking

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    Yep possible. SIMPLE SOLUTIONs ;)
    Option 1 - Gimp - it's Open source and its great.
    Option 2 - PhotoZoom Pro - Is the best and very easy to use! - search big G
     
  17. eskimo

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    this is like saying "can i make my house bigger using only the brick I have now"
    no, you cant.
     
  18. SEO20

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    I have seen software that tries to convert photo-images into vector-style graphics and then it can scale off cause.

    But the result is crap unless you have a great quality to start with, which make the whole problem disappear.
     
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    hahahaha i like that anology i wish i could have used that when i used to print banners...

    my clients would send me a photo to print on a banner and it would be like their avatar or some bs like 72dpi 100px x 100px and then they wanted it to go on a 8ft x 4ft banner! lol

    and they would say it doesnt look blurry on my screen...

    thats when i would then blow it up and save it at full size, clip it and send it back to them on letter size pdf! then they would be like ohhhhh...

    dont even get my started with rgb and cymk colors! grrrr
     
  20. dadevil_09

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    have tried increasing images in word2007. HTey dont get destroyed so easily..
    you can enlarge them to a fair amount...