How Not to Enlarge a Photo
This photo is blocky and pixelated--yech. What happened? I tried using Photoshop Elements to enlarge a small photo. Though Photoshop Elements is great at resizing photos downward, it isn't adept at blowing them up--it merely duplicates pixels, with unpleasant results. Fortunately, some stand-alone programs on the market use advanced math to infer details when enlarging an image. [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/166447/keep_enlarged_photos_crisp_with_genuine_fractals.html|GenuineFractals|GenuineFractals]] is one example, but it's expensive (US$160). Even better is a free alternative, [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,80366-page,1/description.html|SmillaEnlarger|SmillaEnlarger]].