Increase Image Resolution up to 1000% With Minimal Quality Loss
Genuine Fractals Print Pro – Upsizing images, upscaling or “uprezzing” is the process where an image file is enlarged beyond its original recorded state in order to make larger prints.
This is particularly useful when using high quality images for use on billboards, large ads or just large, fine art prints for the home.
If you are interested in shooting stock photography for some of the larger agencies, most files produced by current DSLR’s are not quite up to par in regards to the file sizes required. Of course, they are fine for the smaller “microstock” agencies but should you wish to enter the realms of larger payouts or RM/L (rights managed or Licensed) images, then Genuine Fractals will help you in your quest!
Genuine Fractals Print Pro is one program available that will quickly and simply get your images to the desired resolution and output some of the clearest images seen using this process (works best on files from 6mp cameras and up).
Genuine Fractals claims that you can up-size your images as much as 1000% without serious degradation in the quality of your files.
From the developer…
“Genuine Fractals 5 is the industry standard for image resizing. As a Photoshop plug-in, it is renowned across the photographic and printing industries for its ability to increase image size well over 1000% without the loss of sharpness or detail that you would normally expect. Its patented, fractal based interpolation algorithms work like nothing else and the results speak for themselves.”
Of course, there are ways to do this using Photoshop but many people have tested both methods against each other and Genuine Fractals came out on top every time. It is a piece of software that has been researched and developed purely for this task, not just an add-on to an already “bursting-at-the-seems” application.
Note: If you need a side-by-side comparison, do some research online, like I said, many have tried and keep coming back to GF Print Pro!
Alamy Stock Agency requires all digital or scanned files to be at least 50mb uncompressed. What does uncompressed mean? I will explain using a file from the Canon EOS 5D as an example.
A standard shot taken with the Canon 5D 12 megapixel camera throws out a file with the following dimensions and size:
- Dimensions – 4368 x 2912 (multiply these figures and you get 12.7 million pixels or megapixels).
- Compressed JPEG file size – Anywhere between 3.5MB to 9MB, depending on the image…3.42 in this case.
- Uncompressed JPEG file size when opened in Photoshop – 36.4MB
The uncompressed size is not enough as we need 50MB which works out to be about a 17% increase in size required. Using Genuine Fractals Print Pro, we simply increase the uncompressed file size, as shown in the video below, to produce the necessary file size of 50MB uncompressed. Now the dimensions and size are:
- Dimensions – 5120 x 3413 (Multiply these figures and you get 17.4 million pixels or megapixels).
- Compressed JPEG file size – Now increased to 4.24MB
- Uncompressed JPEG file size when opened in Photoshop – 50MB
Job done…quick and simple! Now the new, upsized JPEG can be uploaded to Alamy and prepared for sale!
For a visual demo of this software, please watch the short video below.
For more information, go to OnOneSoftware