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Windows 7: How to enlarge images without loosing quality?

08 Sep 2011   #1
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 
How to enlarge images without loosing quality?

I have 5 images there size less than1800x1600. I want to make them 1800x1600 so how do i do it? Are there any good online service or downloadable software for that?


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08 Sep 2011   #2
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Search for and install the GIMP.

Regards,
GEWB
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08 Sep 2011   #3
DMHolt57

 

Use MSPaint, it's in your Accessories folder...
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09 Sep 2011   #4
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You can't enlarge images from their original sizes without losing quality. No software can do that.
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09 Sep 2011   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
You can't enlarge images from their original sizes without losing quality. No software can do that.
I see them do it on CSI all the time.
One time they were able to use an image from a cell phone camera and zoom in on the picture to see a reflection of a license plate on someones sunglasses and it was super clear zoomed in about 10,000%.
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09 Sep 2011   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

^ lol. try faststone image resizer, it also depends on the quality and type of image you are trying to enlarge as to how it comes out.
enlarging a photo that has been scanned will not produce a decent result, but a digital image that you enlarge should be fine.(depending on the quality of the file.)
free:
FastStone Photo Resizer - Powerful Image Converter/Resizer
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09 Sep 2011   #7
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

MS paint is pretty good tool!
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09 Sep 2011   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 



this is nifty
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09 Sep 2011   #9
Imperfect1

 
 

Photoshop CS series - Get a plug-in called Genuine Fractals that works very well - Link: http://www.ononesoftware.com

ImageEnlarger http://sourceforge.net/projects/imageenlarger/ which is a SourceForge project. The member who originally suggested this app said he's taken an 800 x 600 image and increased the width to 1280 with amazing results. You have to play around with the Sharpness, PreSharpen, and DeNoise controls a bit.
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09 Sep 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Photoshop Elements (poor man's CS5 - ie me) using good interpolation. Gimp for even poorer men may be ok?

Obviously nothing will create information but it's all about viewing distance and human perception of the image.
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