how to enlarge an image w/o losing quality

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi just wonderiong for quite some time now on how can you enlarge an image without sacrificing its quality, is it posible to do that?!?! :? :? :?
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I guess it just depends on how you plan on doing this, how big you want to make it in comparison to what it was before etc

i mean, if the image is 50x50 (px) and you want to make it 400x400 (px) then i guess you will need to spend some time tidying the image up to make it appear normal.

I cant give you an exact technical answer, however i hope my "2 cents" have helped you in some way.
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There is a program for this. It is called "Focus Magic." I have it on my other computer, it does a pretty good job.
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It's not possible to enlarge an image without losing some quality.

When you make an image larger, all a graphics application can do is expand the existing pixels and GUESS what fix in between. There's NO WAY to recover detail that isn't there.
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Yeah I noticed working on a history project where I photoshopped my head into tourists faces that enlarging my face (which I had to do quite frequently) did make it lose alot of quality, but as long as I did not enlarge too big it looked pretty much the same. Like making a 100x100 into a 200x200 didnt really mess thing up that bad at all.
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If you import your image into illustrator or freehand you can run a trace on the image and it will turn the image into vector. Then you can inlarge the image without loss of detail.
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But isnt that tough to do?
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No, it's a function. I don't mean literally trace your image.
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It's not tough to do, but it's almost impossible to make a vector image look like a photograph.

It would be far too much time and effort to actually make a vector image look like a real photograph of a person, or landscape, or whatever.

If it's just for web graphics, vectors usually work out pretty good though :)
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There is a program called Genuine Fractals which is distributed by onOne Software Inc. It does a pretty good job. They claim it can enlage by 800%, not sure about that, but at 300% it is fine.
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Yeah, Genuine Fractals Pro is pretty good. I've used it to upscale 6.1MP images from the Nikon D100 up to the 14MP minimum that Alamy requires.

It does a fairly good job with photographs, but you still do lose quality.

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