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Old 15th June 2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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I have resized photos in the past, but alas forgot how, and am not too familiar with Photoplus4 yet. I am trying to print out a 4x6 photo resized to 8x 10 any help greatly appreciated. T.I.A.
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Old 15th June 2011, 04:56 PM   #2
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I have resized photos in the past, but alas forgot how, and am not too familiar with Photoplus4 yet. I am trying to print out a 4x6 photo resized to 8x 10 any help greatly appreciated. T.I.A.
Hi durkinjt,

Go to "Image>Image Size" in the main menu and put your new size in the dimensions boxes. Slide the Reampling to the right (Best) Lanczos3. Remember though, the larger the size the more pixels the program is making up on a 'best guess' basis. It's not a replacement from having the original at the correct dimensions to begin with.

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Some people claim to have better luck re-sizing in two or more steps rather than one big one - DJS
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Thanks all for the replies. What is the process to resize in various steps?
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If you are going that route I'd increase the 6 side to 8, making sure that the "Maintain Aspect ratio" box is checked and then resize the 8 side to 10 - you'll have to crop the finished image to 8 x 10 because 4 x 6 and 8 x 10 do not have the same ratio of width to height - DJS
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In addition to what the others said, always work on a copy, not the original.
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If you are going that route I'd increase the 6 side to 8, making sure that the "Maintain Aspect ratio" box is checked
I would recommend increasing the 4" side to 8", which is exactly double, and you can then crop the resultant 8" × 12" image to 8" × 10". Increasing the 6" side to 8" means increasing it by a third, an odd amount which is more likely to introduce artefacts.

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At the risk of starting a debate, does PhotoPlus need more filters for resizing? PhotoZoom uses a propriatory BSpline filter for enlarging images. FastStone PhotoResizer, has a few more filters than PhotoPlus, including BSpline. To my blurry old eyes it give a smoother result when enlarging images. PhotoPlus has only Nearest Pixel, Bicubic, Bilinear, and Lanczos3 — is that enough? How does it compare to PhotoShop?
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I had the opportunity to compare Photozoom, Genuine Fractals, Lanczos 3 and Smilla (free) enlarging 10 times and there was little difference between P,G &L, Smilla gave the smoothest image but I'm not sure about the sharpness, it certainly was the most pleasant - I don't believe PhP needs more than it has - DJS
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