Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Alien Skin Software Announces Blow Up 2
Photo Resizing Plug-in for Photoshop Uses Cutting Edge Algorithm To Enlarge Photos
The already crisp, clear output of Blow Up is even better now that it provides more control over simulated natural texture and film grain. These effects help to keep enlargements looking natural rather than computer generated. New controls that clean up JPEG compression artifacts and sharpen edges allow enlargement of low quality source images.
Blow Up 2 has intelligence built into every feature, so photographers don't have to deal with most technical details. As a preset is chosen, Smart Croppingâ¢ centers the crop area over the most interesting part of the photo, and Auto Rotateâ¢ adjusts the preset to match the orientation of the photo. Sharpening adapts to match the degree of enlargement and paper type.
Resizing With Less Hassle
The most dramatic improvements to Blow Up 2 are in the new user interface that simplifies and speeds up all aspects of preparing photos for printing. Cropping and resizing at the same time are easily handled by presets for common output sizes. The Blow Up 2 built-in batch processing is an easy single step, which is more straightforward than Photoshop's usual multi-step procedure.
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