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Novice-Friendly App to Enlarge Photo/Retain Some Quality


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#1 chiiibill

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:10 PM

I realize  the quality can't match original. And the thought of trying Photoshop gives me palpitations.

 

But are there a newbie-friendly apps that can do a decent job?

 

Thanks.



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#2 sasschary

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:05 PM

I'm not sure about other applications, but regardless of what you said about not wanting to use Photoshop, Photoshop doesn't make it super hard to enlarge images without quality loss. In Photoshop CC:

  1. Open your image
  2. Go to Image -> Image Size
  3. Set the size you want to new image to be in the height/width boxes
  4. Ensure that the Resample: checkbox is checked, and set the dropdown box to Automatic.
  5. Click OK
  6. Click File -> Save to save your image in the new size

Sorry if you don't own Photoshop, but I'll leave those instructions there for anyone else who comes across this thread that might.

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Edited by sasschary, 22 October 2016 - 11:15 PM.


#3 chiiibill

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:24 PM

Thanks sasschary.

 

A friend with more 'savvy' owns a copy of Photoshop on his PC. could ask him to do it...maybe watch, learn and buy. Yeah, i know...expensive. i do have GIMP on my laptop. Same idea?

 

Thanks again.



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 12:02 AM

Have a Look at -  http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm

Free and easy to use , plus other options.

 

  • Convert and Rename images in batch mode
  • Support JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF and JPEG2000
  • Resize, crop, change color depth, apply color effects, add text, watermark and border effects
  • Rename images with sequential number
  • Search and replace texts in the file names 
  • Preview conversion and renaming
  • Support folder/non-folder structure
  • Load and save settings
  • And much more...


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 12:12 AM

Thanks!

 

will check it out.






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