Reshade today announced a new version of its photo enlargement software for Windows. According to the company spokesperson the new Reshade Image Enlarger v1.5 offers several essential functional improvements.
One of the distinctive new features added is edge smoothing, or in layman’s terms image smearing. This is an important aspect of any image correction tool improving photo quality by removing defects such as scratches and dust. These kinds of defects become more of a problem especially when magnifying an image.
Additionally the algorithm has been improved. As one of the engineers stated “when there are a lot of parameters involved there’s always room for improvement”, so the new version features a re-tweaking and optimization delivering even better quality than the previous.
The application includes an advanced image up-scaling method that makes possible very large magnification factors (over 20x) without losing image clarity. The software allows for better quality high resolution images to be generated from low resolution originals. This makes the application very useful in fields of work where high resolution prints are a necessity. Reshade photo enlargement software is especially useful in particular for forensics where keeping every detail in the original photo is of utmost importance. Doing this across all magnification levels is an added bonus that the software provides.
As Vlad Hosu, CEO of Reshade states “The new version will bring an added bonus to the quality of the enlarged photos. The edge control interpolation mechanism has been improved delivering better results. Add this to the quality improvements resulting from the new smooth feature and you get a greatly enhanced application. Photographers will be mostly the ones benefiting from this upgrade.”