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Blow Up includes advanced features such as photo grain controls,
and support for most image modes. Blow Up also supports 16- and
32-bit images, is optimized for multi-core and multi-processor
systems, and works with most image modes, including CMYK. These
features make Blow Up perfect for a professional photographer creating
gallery prints from digital photos, as well as an amateur photographer
creating a poster from a favorite snapshot. Graphic designers can now
easily scale Web graphics up to print resolution or rescale everyday
images for large format printing and outdoor advertising.
Image Quality: Blow Up� 2 is a Photoshop� plug-in that produces
enlargements dramatically sharper than any other software, especially
Photoshop! Blow Up uses an innovative algorithm that temporarily
converts pixels to a vector representation which results in perfectly
smooth, crisp edges. Simulated texture and film grain keep photos
looking natural even in extreme enlargements. Blow Up can even clean
up JPEG compression artifacts when a client insists on using a low
quality source image from the Web.
Simplicity and Time Savings: Preparing photos for print can be
surprisingly tedious, often requiring a pile of sticky notes with
calculations involving dpi, aspect ratio, and cropping sizes. New
features in Blow Up 2 are designed to take the complication out of
Over 100 presets for common output sizes are available that make
cropping and resizing easy to do in one step. When you load a preset,
Blow Up 2 makes an intelligent guess about where to crop the image
using the Auto Crop feature. The Auto Rotate feature adapts the preset
to match your photo’s orientation. Blow Up applies the proper amount
of output sharpening based on the paper type you choose.
Resizing many photos at once is now easy to do in a single step with
Blow Up’s built-in batch processing tool. This tool is much easier
to use than the multi-step process of creating a Photoshop action and
then running it with Photoshop’s batch command.
Technology: Every bit of the latest technology has been added to
Blow Up 2. Blow Up takes advantage of multi-processor and multi-core
systems. The more processors/cores, the faster it runs. Even with just
a plain old single processor, Blow Up 2 runs faster than Blow Up 1.
Blow Up handles the most sophisticated images demanding
professionals can throw at it. Nearly every color space is supported,
including Grayscale, Duotone, RGB, CMYK, and Lab. Most image resizing
software only supports RGB color space and you have to pay an extra
$140 to get CMYK support from our main competitor. All bit depths are
supported, including 16-bits/channel (for Raw images) and
32-bits/channel (for HDR images). Blow Up is the only resizing plug-in
that supports 32-bits/channel images.
Blow Up can now resize up to the limit of Photoshop’s image
dimensions, which is 300,000 pixels. Of course, a square image that
big would choke Photoshop, but if you need to make a billboard or a
bus wrap and Photoshop can handle the image, now Blow Up can too. Most
other image resizing plug-ins can’t make photos larger than about
30,000 pixels on a side.
Blow Up is the first major Photoshop plug-in that will work in the
upcoming Windows 64-bit version of Photoshop CS4.
Image quality is improved in many ways. Results are sharper, both
during upsizing and downsizing. Noisy images are handled better.
Research from our Exposure product was used to improve simulated
grain. You now have control over simulated natural texture.
In this extreme enlargement (400% on a side), notice how much
sharper Blow Up’s results are (LEFT) compared to Photoshop’s
bicubic method (RIGHT).
There are now controls for output sharpening. Just choose your
medium (paper type or Web) and Blow Up sharpens the right amount.
There is now a slider for cleaning up overly compressed JPEG images.
When a client insists on giving you a blocky photo they found on the
web, you can clean it up during the resizing process.
Easy Batch Processing
There is now a batch processing tool that comes with Blow Up 2. This
requires much less clicking than recording a Photoshop action and then
running Photoshop’s Automate->Batch command.
Previewing and Cropping
The previewing system has been completely redesigned. Zooming and
cropping are integrated for improved workflow. The Crop to Size Tool
is an easy way to crop and resize to a specific output size at the
same time. Previewing is faster on multi-processor or multi-core
There is now a Settings Tab with over 100 presets. You can also save
your own settings. Settings let you easily choose a standard output
size and medium, such as 8x10 Inkjet Matte Paper. Proper output
sharpening is applied to match the paper type. Presets automatically
rotate to fit the orientation of your image and find a suitable crop
You can resize up to 300,000 pixels per side, the maximum Photoshop
can handle. Of course, Photoshop would choke on a square image that
big, but if you are making a billboard that Photoshop can handle, so
can Blow Up 2!