HQ Photo Enlarger
Developer: XiuXia Yang
Current Version: 1.68
Last Updated: 16 days ago
Download Size: 6 MB - Download
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HQ Photo Enlarger is a program that produces enlargements dramatically sharper than other software.
The program offers an innovative image enlargement algorithm which results in perfectly smooth and crisp edges. And it can simulate the texture and film grain which keep photos looking natural even in extreme enlargements.HQ Photo Enlarger beats any of the alternative solutions, such as Photoshop's Bicubic technique, Bilinear methods, and so-called 'industry standards'.
• Get smooth and crisp edges in the enlarged images.
• Deal with five different algorithms at the same time, and it is easy to compare five types of enlarged images on the interface.
• Batch process multi-images with one click.
• 20 pre-defined algorithms, and you can also customize the new algorithm with different parameters.
• Support input and output image formats: jpg, png, bmp, tif, ppm.
The final size of the saved image is based on how far you're zoomed in on the image in the preview window- so watch that you zoom to your desired size before saving. It will be a great tool for people who are looking to print in a larger size but unsure if their photo will hold up.
Let's take a look at what the USA user said:
No sweat, no pixellation or graininess, everything smooth, looking as good as the smaller original. Four times bigger, no problem. This app does it with no fuss, simply follow the directions: "drop an image here" -- Reviews from Simonett for new version
Most Helpful Reviews
Highly Recommended! - This is such a great tool/app! It works very well in enlarging photos for offset print! AND I DIDN'T HAVE TO SPEND A FORTUNE! I recommend this to all who are looking for a fractal software or photo enlarger/resizer specifically for commercial print. Most fractals softwares cost around $100 - $150.
Need a users' manual - This is the first app I've downloaded that has been less than stellar. Their website doesn't even address this app so support is non-existent. I dropped my photo, enlarged it… now what? I can't save my enlargement so it's useless. Is this app for just looking at your enlarged photo? I'd like my money back.
More Reviews for Current Version
Surprisingly good results! - I’m skeptical when it comes to image enlargement. You can’t create detail when adding new pixels to an image. HQ Photo Enlarger does a very good job in holding the detail that’s already in an image and even filling in the gaps to create good, sharp, usable enlargements. The app has a number of presets — more than Photoshop’s. Sharpness and PreSharpen settings hold up well when compared to Photoshop CC’s and OnOne’s Perfect Resize enlargements. Enlargements are smooth. Remaining details are as clear as they can be, and there are minimal sharpening artifacts and halos. I tested images up to 300% enlargement (my personal limit), but the app goes much higher. Your results will vary, especially the higher enlargment you go, so use sparingly. It’s not as fast as Photoshop’s processing. No app can create the details in a low-res image, and an app that works for one image may not work great with another. HQ Photo Enlarger is a good tool, though, to have in your toolbox and may just be the difference between an image that’s too small to print and one that’s usable. =M=
Not what I thought - By the review I thought this would be the best thing since butter. I have a picture I wanted to enlarge which is a wedding picture but no matter what I try none of the effect provided by this app will make a clear picture after it has been enlarge either 125% or 150% nor at 250%. I am not saying this is a bad app I am just saying this did not work for me so you take that for what you will. I neither recommend it nor do I say do not buy it it’s up to you.
AARG! Yet another app that... - Yet ANOTHER app that you can use full-screen. The app is a fixed size, and you only have a window inside the app to preview yout work in, and you CAN’T drag the corner of the app to enlarge it. Which you can do on nearly any other app since 1995. That gives you a rather small window on your entire screen to work in. For an app whose entire point is being able to enlarge images, not being able to enlarge the app so you can see a bigger workspace on your screen is just a ridiculous limitation. Wouldn’t have bought if I’d known. ADDENDUM: When sliding the percentage slider, I get just a little ways in and get this error: "The app only supports (width * height) < 80,000,000 !” And then the app resets the ENTIRE setting back to the original 100%. So good luck guessing how much of an enlargement you can do, because you’ll be automatically reset if you incorrectly guess what this app will do.
Good but desperately needs updated interface - The core technology works well. I also own Perfect Photo and it seems to be comparable to that. However, the app hasn't been updated since Jan 2012 and that shows in the user-interface. Clunky and as one example, it only lets you resize by percentage, not specific dimensions. It's also not Retina. I'm going to delete and check back periodically. Sorry.
Great - This app is a great tool for us to enlarge photos.It is so amazing and powerful.No other apps could be better than this one!