I didn't know where to put this but as it concernes the printing results it might has its place here.
We often having problems to get a good printsize for our pics and you certainly know that PS can calculate your image size to higher but we still stay limited. I found this plug-in, Genuine Fractals, which you can download from http://www.lizardtech.com and which alows you to make your pic, they say 600%, but I would keep it at about 300% bigger.
I made a really cool A4 print with a photo taken by my Nikon 2mp cam.
I made a quick example for you with a photograph of my son. I didn't take time to rework the new version in PS, so you can get your pics much better then this.
Hope that will be useful for some of you.
Verrrrry nice, Rain. purrrrrr. Oh. You were talking about a program?
That looks very useful. I am going to check it out. Thanks for the link.
I'm happy that someone seems to be intrested. Funny, I often saw ppl asking us here to resolve those sort of problems and when you offer a solution noone seems to care.
Anyway, I'm happy with this plug-in.
I've used Genuine Fractals of a couple of years now. When you bring it up you get no response, when I brought it up a long time ago I got a few negative comments.
All you can do is put the information out there. You did a good thing but "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink". Don't let no response change your willingness to help.
No negative thoughts here, Sam. I just was surprised. What do you, personaly think of this plug-in?
As said above, I had a try on a A4 print (My Carnac pic) and it really came out great.
Thanks for the link Rainer!
I'll have to check it out.
I do get frustrated when I can't print what I see in variable sizes.
I care, I care, I just get too busy some days.
I didn't really think you would get negative I just wanted to reassure you.
I like it. I don't use it a lot because I always try to design everything to size plus 20%, and I always work at 300 ppi because I print everything I do. That's why I have 1 GIG of memory and 200 GIG of storage + C.D.. I do use it whenever I use photos in my work because they are never the right size and Genuine Fractals gives me the freedom to not worry about that. I wouldn't like to be without it.
[Edited on 5/30/2003 by Stellor]
I've heard of this, but your results look spotty? Like they were median or smart blurred after enlargement... I totally appreciate the post though, I kept reminding myself to look into it.
Phil: If I only need 10 or 20% I let Photoshop handle it. Working at 300 ppi I don't lose much, but over that I use Genuine Fractals, but I very rarely need more then 100% and I've never been able to detect any loose of quality.