Thursday, December 2, 2010

Making Large Prints Takes a Giant Leap Forward


I have been testing out the new Perfect Resize 7 program by OnOne Software by creating very large canvas prints (90"+) from files that are 30" tall at 240 dpi. This software replaces their Genuine Fractals I am amazed at the great image quality you can get using this new program when making large prints. I think OnOne has made a great leap forward with image upsampling.  In particular they have updated the algorithms used for image enlargement, added new sharpening tools, and added a smoothing feature that really makes a huge difference in image quality of enlarged files. You can get all the info you need on these new tools which are included in the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 that was just released today. These tools all integrate with Lightroom, Aperture, and Photoshop CS5. OnOne has a very informative collection of how to videos  for using these new tools that are available online. The software is available as a demo to try out. The new Perfect Resize 7 also makes easy gallery wraps for canvas prints. Genuine Fractals used to leave a segment of the corners white that required manually refilling in photoshop, but now one click and the whole gallery wrap is done. This will be a huge timesaver. Below is an example of how the new gallery wrap feature looks on a print. It duplicates the sides of the image then reflects it onto the sides that are used to wrap around the stretcher bars.

(Disclosure: I have a professional relationship with onOne and provide them feedback on their software and also provide them images for their marketing).

Waterfall at Dusk Canvas Wrap
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