BenVista PhotoZoom Pro

BenVista PhotoZoom Pro 8.0

Enlarge your images to incredible sizes without losing their original quality
4.0  (84 votes)
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Enlarging images and digital photos to sizes that go beyond the standard dimensions usually ends up in distorted and heavily pixeled images. BenVista PhotoZoom Pro helps you avoid all those problems by offering you an extensive set of professional algorithms (neatly wrapped up in a wide range of customizable resizing presets) and a set of editing tools to enhance and correct the resulting images.

Though suitable for all types of users, this professional tool has been designed mainly to be of use to image editors that need to produce oversized images (up to 1 million by 1 million pixels!) with no quality loss whatsoever. This is a professional tool with a “professional” license fee that works either as a standalone application or as a plug-in of the most renowned professional photo editors, such as Adobe Photoshop and Elements, Corel PHOTO-PAINT and PaintShop, and even Adobe Lightroom.

The program’s interface is not its strongest point (in design terms) but it is not difficult to navigate and use. It is fairly simple (probably thinking of its use as a plug-in within already fairly complex tools) and most of its functionality refers to the best way of enlarging an image and the best way of covering up whatever artifacts or minor quality changes may come out of it. The main interface displays a before-after two-panel window where you can see at all times what the original image looks like and how the changes you apply are improving the result, or not.

Apart from the crop and rotate options present in all image editors, the program’s main strengths lie in its resizing and sharping presets and tools. BenVista PhotoZoom Pro includes presets for all the most and least common resizing methods and algorithms, from S-Spline to Bicubic, and from Lanczos to Hermite or Mitchell. If in a hurry, you can make use of the values stored in its many presets, or you can enlarge your images following your instincts or simply fit that specific size you have been asked for. To minimize as much as possible whatever artifacts may arise when enlarging your images, you’re provided with easy-to-apply sharpness and fine-tuning features to help you bring back the crispness present in the original photographs.

BenVista PhotoZoom Pro has also been designed to help you produce high-quality printed copies of your enlarged images. It also comes with a batch function that opens a similar interface on another window where you can add as many photos as required and apply to all of them the most convenient resize and enhancing presets. The results will surely surprise you.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Displays a before-after preview window
  • Includes editing features to enhance your photo enlargements
  • Offers a powerful zooming tool
  • Processes images in batches
  • Works as a plug-in for the most popular professional image editors

Cons

  • Requires a high license fee
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