Chengdu, Zhong Guo (PressExposure) March 21, 2013 -- Stepok releases Picture Enlarger 1.0, a simple tool to upscale images so that they retain quality and do not turn into a vague mess of pixels. The effect is achieved by applying fractal interpolation which in contrast with traditional resampling methods preserves much more details on the image after enlarging.
Printing and publishing requires images with decent DPI for adequate quality. However in many cases high-resolution images are simply not available. Enlarging a low-res picture is the only option then. Typical way to do this is interpolation - a way to make resized pixels look more smooth and natural in comparison with a non-resampled resized image.
Common methods of interpolation are bilinear and bicubic resampling. While providing a smoother output image, both methods blur the picture making it look unsharp and fuzzy. Stepok Picture Enlarger uses the unique way of resampling resulting in substantially better quality of enlarged images. Sharper edges and overall higher quality of a resized picture allow for printing and polygraphic purposes. In addition, Stepok Picture Enlarger features the innovative way to add high-res fake textures to the image making such objects as fur and hair look naturally even after significant upscaling.
The program reads all common image and cameras RAW formats, can process multiple files in a batch and works both as a standalone application and as an Adobe Photoshop plugin.
Pricing and availability
Stepok Picture Enlarger is available for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. The price for the full program is $59. Further information on the product, examples of enlarged images and free trial edition, is available at [http://www.stepok.net/PictureEnlarger.htm]
Stepok Company was founded in 2004, it focuses on graphics and image processing software development. The product line of the company includes Light Developer, a lightweight yet functional photographic editing tool, and Picture Enlarger.
Product page: [http://www.stepok.net/PictureEnlarger.htm]
Download link: [http://www.stepok.net/download.htm]
Company website: http://www.stepok.net
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