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Anyone have experience using Genuine Fractals within PhotoShop?! Anyone who can help will be garanteed at very least a place in heaven next to Allah [those who can also explain to me how best to use it for making big files for print will also receive 40 virgins [male or female depending on yr persusion] and/or much hashish!

by Adam Cohen at 2004-07-21 00:00:30 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

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by Shinji Kuwayama | 21 Jul 2004 08:07 | | Report spam→
Hi Adam!

I `ve used GF and it was a helpfull software in the times of Photoshop 5-6 and OS9. At the moment I `ve found that Photoshop CS will do the same. Save Your money and use CS for upscaling.

And – there is a myth circling that upsizeing with small repeated steps (+10% +10% etc.) will do better job than upsizeing with one step?
MHO: it will not make better result. More important for good results is how sharp/soft the picture is in the beginning and how You treat the final picture before printing.

Oh, and let the Allah take care of more urgent things going – I think all the Gods are just a bit busy at the moment…

regards, Sami

by Sami Kulju | 15 Dec 2004 01:12 (ed. Dec 15 2004) | | Report spam→
Hi Adam,

Check out this website: http://www.interpolatethis.com/ it has a bunch of info on interpolation programs with some PS actions for download.



by Frazer | 18 Dec 2004 19:12 | | Report spam→
hey guys……thanks for the feedback. i’ve actually been to interpolate this and also left genuine fractals behind a bit after first posting this topic. indeed fractals was more trouble than its worth.
for my purposes, blowing up prints from video and super-8 movie film, both low res small image size original sources, none of the interpolation programs i tried helped all that much.
actually upsizing with 10% steps did help some. i did side by side comparisons at a printing facility and looked at the results from the traditional all at once upsizing vs. 10% and saw for myself that the latter is better. not night and day but somewhat. but indeed, the quality of the original source is the single biggest factor.

by Adam Cohen | 18 Dec 2004 21:12 | | Report spam→
one other remote possibility is to convert your raster image to vector. Can be time/tedios if looking for exact reproduction. I use Adobe Streamline (an old program), convert to EPS and then clean up in Illustrator. But, as the early prophets quiped, “garbage in, garbage out”.

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