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Postby greys4u » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:26 pm

Question, on the zoom plug, why isnt it as sharp as the picture, I have all the correct places checked, it always seems not as clear as the picture, fuzzy you might say. Is there anything that can be done

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Postby HaraldHeim » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:05 pm

You mean that the image is blurred after it is enlarged? Well, software can only guess the missing pixels when enlarging. As computers are generally not that intelligent, they don't always do a very good job at it :-).

I had the best results with Genuine Fractals from www.ononesoftware.com

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Postby greys4u » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:34 pm

I will check the software out, by the way, the zoom is a very handy tool just like your other filters in the Galaxy.

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Postby greys4u » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:38 pm

GF looks good and I meant to ask, is this used just like any other program, how does it intergrate with the software, I use PSP but have Elements. Do I fix the image like I normally do, use zoom, then fractals to sharpen it

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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:17 pm

Oh, you meant the Zoom plugin from Plugin Galaxy. The Zoom plugin uses bilinear interpolation, which is not that good as bicubic, which is the standard in most graphics application.

Unfortunately the latest version of GF doesn't work in PSP anymore, so you will have to use Elements.

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Postby greys4u » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:39 pm

Okay, Elements it will be, but, can you select a certain area to be enlarged or will it enlarge the whole image. Say I have a signature on the back of a pin that I want everyone to see, I zoom in and it appears on my pic, will GF only allow one area to be enlarged. I have read about GF but I dont see that topic listed, only enlarging the whole thing and not a section

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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:44 pm

You can only enlarge the whole image with GF. But you can cut out the area you want to have enlarged in Elements and copy it into the original image.

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Postby greys4u » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:49 pm

I dont get it, you cut out in Elements what you want, then paste it back into the image??

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Postby HaraldHeim » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:07 am

I meant copying an area from the enlarged version of the image and pasting it into the original smaller version of the image.

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Postby greys4u » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:37 pm

Sounds like you dont use the zoom tool but enlarge it in GF, get the area you need and then paste it in, makes sense, off to play :))

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Postby HaraldHeim » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:16 pm

Sure, you can apply the Zoom plugin, select the zoomed area, make it transparent and copy the GF result on a layer below it. Then you can move the lower layer until you have the right image area displayed.

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Postby greys4u » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:25 pm

Wish I knew what you were talking about, but I dont, oh well, Thanks for the help

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Postby greys4u » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:44 am

Me again, I have used up almost all of my trial with GF and still cannot figure out how to do what you suggested, all I seem to get is a very large image, can you explain, step by step what you do, if not I will understand


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