BenVista PhotoZoom Pro
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BenVista PhotoZoom Pro takes image resizing to the next level – it can batch-resize any number of digital photographs without losing any of their original quality while enhancing their contrast, vividness, or sharpness in the process. Its wide array of preset sizes and the high-quality algorithms used by the resizing methods provided guarantee the best possible quality when enlarging or downsizing your favorite pictures.
This resizing tool combines simplicity of use with high flexibility and customization levels. Thus, this tool can be equally enjoyed by novice and professional users. The former can make use of any of the size presets available, and resize their images in a safe and controlled way, knowing that the program will provide the highest quality possible using the best algorithms available. The latter can start off from any of the existing presets and resizing methods and perform as many adjustments as desired, and even create their own profiles to fit more specific requirements.
As far as resizing methods go, BenVista PhotoZoom Pro offers you both the most widely used image resizing techniques out there (such as Lanczos, bicubic, Mitchell, or bilinear, to name a few) and its own set of high-quality resizing algorithms that guarantee excellent results – S-Spline Max, S-Spline XL, and S-Spline. These three resizing methods are the ones that BenVista recommends, and they come with their own presets for the best results. Savvy users can fine-tune their resizing processes by tweaking the default sharpness, film grain, artifact reduction, crispness, and vividness levels. My recommendation is that you try as many resizing methods as possible and choose the one that better fits your needs. As you can preview the results instantly, it will only take you a few seconds to check a few of them. You can even split the screen to show two copies of the same picture and apply a different resizing method to each of them, take a closer look at both using the zoom utility provided and decide which one you like best.
Regardless of how you use it, BenVista PhotoZoom Pro will always guarantee the best quality possible within the size and the method selected. Images can be enlarged or downsized with or without compression, and saved in any of the best image file formats available for professional use – TIFF, JPG, TGA, BMP, and PNG.
- Integrates with professional image editors, such as Photoshop and Photo-Paint.
- Wide range of size presets and resizing methods.
- Supports batch processing.
- Real-time preview of all changes applied.
- Steep learning curve.
- Supports a limited number of output formats.
What's new in version 6.0
- Enlarges and downsizes images at the highest possible quality, through BenVista's latest S-Spline interpolation technology. Also excels at reducing (JPEG) compression artifacts and noise from low quality originals.
- New Crispness and Vividness settings for brilliant, lively photo enlargements
- New, optimized presets for different types of images
- Split screen previewing: compare different resize methods at a glance
- Raw images are now also supported by the stand-alone application (plug-in already supported Raw)
- Improved GPU acceleration for even faster image processing
- Official support for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Windows 8, and Photoshop CC
What's new in version 5.1
5.1.0 (12 Jul 2013):
- New: Official Adobe Photoshop CC support.
- New: Official OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) Developer Previews support.
- New: Official Windows 8.1 Preview support.
What's new in version 5.0
-Enlarges and downsizes images at the highest possible quality, through BenVista's latest S-Spline interpolation technology. Also excels at reducing (JPEG) compression artifacts and noise from low quality originals.
-GPU acceleration: up to 5 times faster image processing!
-Resize profiles: select your favorite compilations of resize method presets and size settings with a single click
-Improved cropping: resizing specific portions of images has never been easier!
-New, more flexible interface layout
-Improved support for color profiles
-Official support for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Windows 8, and Photoshop CS6.
What's new in version 4.1
# Improved S-Spline Max interpolation technology with additional fine-tuning options
# Higher quality image enlargements & higher quality downsizing
# Improved suppression of interpolation artifacts, such as halos
# New advanced technology for reduction of JPEG compression artifacts and noise
# Multi-processor and 64-bit support: big speed increase!
# Now works as a stand-alone application and as an Automation plug-in and Export plug-in for Photoshop (all 64-bit & 32-bit)
# New S-Spline presets for different types of images
# New common print and pixel size presets
# Compatible with the latest versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Adobe Photoshop
PhotoZoom Pro 6 not only creates larger images than any other software (up to 1 million by 1 million pixels), it also produces higher quality results. PhotoZoom Pro 6 is equipped with S-Spline Max, a unique, patented image resize technology which excels at preserving clean edges, sharpness, and fine details.
Even noisy, compressed originals can be enlarged successfully. Normally, noise and JPEG compression artifacts become disturbingly visible during enlargement. PhotoZoom Pro 6 however offers the tools to eliminate these distortions. You'll be amazed by the amount of detail PhotoZoom Pro 6 is able to dig up from below the mess.
PhotoZoom Pro 6 is extremely easy to use, and comes with various pre-defined settings. These settings can be manually fine-tuned as well. You can even put together your own resize profiles: compilations of your favorite resize method and size settings, which can be selected with a single click. When you often use the same settings, resize profiles will streamline your workflow.
Large quantities of images can be resized in one go, through batch processing. Multi-processor support, 64-bit support, and the new GPU acceleration included with PhotoZoom Pro 6 ensure reduced processing time.
PhotoZoom Pro 6 works both as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for various host programs, such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, Corel® PHOTO-PAINT, and Corel® PaintShop Pro.
Optimized for both printing and on-screen purposes, PhotoZoom Pro 6 is an absolute must-have for anyone who wants to resize images at the highest possible quality.
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