Friday, July 31, 2009

Enlarge Images Without Losing Quality/Pixelated – 4 Must See Tools

When we Enlarge images chances are very less that we might get a perfectly enlarged image without any loss of quality. Either the image will be blurred, pixelated or noisy. This is a common problem faced by most of the people while enlarging images. Recently,  I came  across a few softwares and online services that will help to Enlarge pictures without losing any quality/getting pixelated/blurred.

Enlarge Images without losing quality or getting pixelated and blurred

1) SmillaEnlarger

This small Image Enlarger will help you to enlarge images photos without losing quality or getting pixelated. SmillaEnlarger can also convert a low resolution images to a high resolution images by minimizing the images distortion and by maintaining as much as details as possible. SmillaEnlarger comes with many image adjustment options and a instant preview window to see the real-time preview of the enlarged images. This utility certainly gives dramatically good results.
SmillaEnlarger - Enlarge Images Without Loosing Quality
But there is some  thing that i found annoying with this tool. The Lack of a Save Option!. We need to first select the directory containing the images. The program will save the images automatically with a new name. In short this Image Enlarger is a nice application that will help us to easily enlarge the images without making it lose its quality or getting blurred / pixelated.

Download SmillaEnlarger

2) VectorMagic

You may know that vector images are made of lines and curves which also have their respective position and colors used, stored in the images. So what make vector images special is that they can be resized into any size. You can decrease the image size or enlarge it to any size without losing any of its qualities. So, if we can convert the BMP and JPEG (bitmap) images into vector images. Enlarging images without losing quality will not be a problem at all. Thanks to Ray from Raymond since i came to know about vector magic from there.

Vector Magic is actually a website that will help you to enlarge images online. Vector Magic website provides a free online service to convert bitmap images to vector images easily. It makes this possible using its auto-tracer service.
VectorMagic - Enlarge Images Without Loosing Quality

How to Use Vector Magic to Enlarge images

(You need to have adobe flash player installed in your system for this to work)

  1. Browse the Bitmap image to be converted into vector format and click on Upload.

  2. Now Select the quality level of the image and select if the image less than 12 colors or more than that.

  3. Choose the palette needed to convert your image into vector format.

  4. This is it. The final vector image can be downloaded in PNG, SVG or EPS formats.

You can now enlarge the image to any amount of size as needed without losing any quality or getting pixelated/blurred. Vector Magic produces excellent results and moreover it is free and its the best way to enlarge images free.

Visit Vector Magic to Enlarge Images

3) SizeFixer - Enlarge images up to 400%

SizeFixer is a wonderful tool from FixerLabs. Before starting with let me say SizeFixer is not a Free Tool so i didn’t wanted to include this in here, but later i thought of its usefulness to professionals so i included SizeFixer. What makes this tool special is its capability to enlarge images upto 400% of its original size. Thats way ahead of other softwares can do. SizeFixer makes this possible by automatically erasing the dark and faded parts in the image thus giving rise to a high clarity image without losing quality. SizeFixer was first released in 2005 for MAC. Later the windows version came up promising to enlarge images by 33×46 inches without losing any of its quality.
SizeFixer - Enlarge Images Without Loosing Quality
The "super-resolution technology" of SizeFixer contributes to the making of such gigantic images. SizeFixer comes in 3 different versions - XL, SLR & Home. SizeFixer Home version can Enlarge images upto a size of 16 Mega Pixels. SizeFixer is a pricier tool but it is worth for professionals. SizeFixer XL, SLR & Home costs $199.95, $269.90 & $59.95 respectively. SizeFixer is not just an ordinary tool because it is used by the government authorities, military and also in NASA. If you want to experience what SizeFixer is actually capable of then i suggest you to go for a free trial first.

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4) Reshade - Photo Enlargement Without Quality Loss

Reshade eliminates most of the problems faced during photo enlargement process such as pixelation, loss of focus, loss of sharpness, exagerated noise . Reshade also comes with an online service to resize the images. You can make the image smaller or enlarge it. The Desktop Version of Reshade is not free and it costs 149$ to buy and there is a premium online service too which offers similar features of the desktop application.

I am dealing with the free online service of reshade since it is free and does a decent job. It is adequate for home use. Professionals may require the paid version. You can use the Reshade service with or without an account but the features will vary. It is free to create  free account with reshade and it provides some more features. Signing up for a free Reshade account offers you the ability to enlarge images to a maximum resolution of 1920x1200px with a zoom of 2X.

Reshade - Enlarge Images Without Loosing Quality
You will be able to enlarge images to standard monitor resolutions, enhance poor quality images, crop. It supports JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG image formats,  single frames and non-transparent, maximum file size is 10MB, maximum size is 4000x4000 pixels, minimum size is 50x50 pixels. You can either upload the image from your system or from direct link and then you can select the specifications and the enlarged image without much loss of quality will be ready for download with in a few seconds!

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if there are other image enlarging software's, comment it down Friends.

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Anonymous Arun Basil Lal said...

I was looking for posts related to images, this helps. You will know soon :)

August 4, 2009 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Ankit said...

:O huge list :-P

August 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Amal said...

Thanks Friends.

August 4, 2009 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger tonicboy said...

You're wrong. All of these tools will lose image quality. It is absolutely, positively impossible not to when you are interpolating pixels.

August 5, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Amal said...

Yes i agree with you. But these image enlarging softwares will give better zoomed images with less pixelation or blur. Rather than using Photoshop or other image editing softwares why we gave these nice ones a try. It only helps us in a better way to enlarge images without much loss of quality or with less pixelation.

August 5, 2009 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to tonic...u say its virtually impossible to get a perfect picture when about this theory...what if a pic was enlarged twice its size let's say..couldn't a program enlarge ALL pixels twice the size?? whatever its enlarged to..if three times the size..then three times for all pixels..this seems like it would keep the clarity and sharpness we want when enlarging pictures

October 29, 2009 at 3:44 AM  
Blogger Amal said...

Do you get any clarity when you enlarge image to big sizes in photoshop ? NO you dont get it. But you will get a perfect picture if the image you are enlarging is a vector image. Vector images can be enlarged to any size.

October 29, 2009 at 5:27 AM  

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