‘Res up’ or resizing your image is something most photographers will want to do at some point. I shoot a lot of wildlife images with my Nikon D4, a 16MP camera, and if I want to make a large print to hang on my wall, I may need to enlarge the image. Or maybe you run into this scenario. I just returned from photographing bears in Alaska, and one of my favorite shots was a cub resting her head on another cub. The cubs were about 150 feet away, and even with a 400mm and the 36MP D810, the bears just weren’t large enough in the final shot. I cropped down to the bear cubs and was left with a small file. What to do?
Anyone remember Genuine Fractals? This was the method to use to enlarge images, and it has been around a long time. Now this program is included in the onOne Perfect Photo Suite as Perfect Resize 9.5. And honestly, if you are buying Resize, you should look at buying the entire suite. I’ll look at other programs in this bundle later, but they are all really good.
Here is the screenshot of the Resize window. You can see the action chosen is Genuine Fractals, and you have much more control than in early versions. For those who want an instant result, just choose the document size and hit the ‘apply’ button, you will get a terrific enlarged image. You also have numerous other controls including sharpening and grain. If you need a little more file size for that 17×22″ inkjet print, try out Perfect Resize. They offer a free 30 day trial, or buy the entire suite for $99.95.