BenVista PhotoZoom Pro

BenVista PhotoZoom Pro

Enlarge your best photos without compromising their vividness or sharpness
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Enlarging digital photographs is always a risky game. Digital artifacts, loss of sharpness and detail, unrequested graining, and pixelation are common side effects that may turn an otherwise great shot into an average one. BenVista PhotoZoom Pro offers you up to a dozen of professional resize methods with their profiles to help you create high-quality lossless photo enlargements in the most intuitive way.

Its clean interface offers you a large canvas for you to load your photograph and zoom it in up to 400%. You can split the window either horizontally or vertically, and compare either two resize methods with their profiles or two profiles of the same resize method. You can split your screen either horizontally or vertically, rotate your picture, and even crop it to select an area of your choice for further editing.

Each of the twelve resizing methods supported comes with its own unsharp masking settings, which you can customize in different degrees depending on the method selected. Most of them will barely let you adjust the intensity and the radius, but if you happen to select S-Spline (standard, XL, or Max) you will be presented with a long list of presets, each with a number of fine-tuning values. These may include sharpness, film grain, artifact reduction, crispness, vividness, fix overexposure, etc., which you can modify and save as a new profile when necessary. The program also allows for batch resizing, so that you can apply any of the resize methods and presets (or your own) to any number of pictures in a snap.

BenVista PhotoZoom Pro can install as a plug-in (as a complement to its standalone format) for Photoshop and Corel Photo-Paint, and thus add is high-quality enlarging capabilities to the many features and the extended editing functionality of those other two professional tools. Its top-notch results don’t come cheap, though. Professional editors will surely find its tag price reasonable in most cases, but the average home user may find it a bit on the pricey side. Be it as it may, this fine-tuning utility delivers as promised – high-quality resizing in an intuitive and effective way, suitable to perform lossless enlargements and to improve the overall quality of highly compressed images.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Allows you to compare between two resize methods
  • Image zoom up to 400%
  • Batch photo resizing
  • Can install as a plug-in for Photoshop and Corel Photo-Paint

Cons

  • Pricey software tool
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