Update: Reshade Image Enlarger is out of beta
see the latest version of the photo enlargement software here.
The main controls are:
- image size
- edge control
- smooth defects
- contrast details
- edge threshold
- best quality
Zooming, with the zoom slider, or entering a value in the zoom text box offers an easy way to view the image at different sizes, enlarge the image and see a quick preview. If you require more control use the image size box where you can enter the new width and height of the resized image.
The most important option available is the Edge control. This allows to adjust the sharpening of the resized image. Expect significant changes to the resulting photo enlargement when varying this. Generally an optimum value is used when the auto option is checked.
Several other options complement Edge control: Contrast details, Accuracy and Edge threshold. Contrast details permits a different kind of sharpening that works by accentuating contours giving them a more 3D look. Accuracy influences the way edges are approximated in the resized image. Less accuracy usually means rounder edges while more accuracy means higher precision and, on very large zooms, a finer artistic touch. Edge threshold makes possible selective edge transformations. Lower edge threshold allows more edges to be transformed. Higher threshold only transforms stronger (less smoother) edges.
Smoothing can be used on the image to remove noise and image defects while doing the image resizing. It’s very helpful combined with higher values for contrast details.
Finally, even better zooming is possible enabling the best quality check box.
Check out the photo enlarger and see how you can order it here.