Can this be done?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by True Tao, Apr 6, 2009.

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    If I save a .jpg from the net thats around 100x100 pixels and zoom in a lot or resize it the picture get blocky and pixelated ....is there a way, maybe in photoshop or something that when I resize it I can get rid of the blockyness and pixelation?

    Thanks for the help
     
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    No. Genuine fractals may help a little but you will never magic back lost information.
     
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    Not true, I saw them do this exact thing on CSI Miami last week, the OP should try and contact the producers of the show and see what program they used.
     
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    Yes you can get rid of the blocky pixels but at the expense of making the image blurry. Photoshop and other image editor have ways of re-sampling images but none of them can add detail that is not there.
     
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    thanks for the reply.

    Would you know the steps I could try in photoshop or what the procedure is called?

    Thanks
     
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    Hilarious - thanks for that post. One of my pet peeves is TV shows that suggest infinite resolution at infinite enlargements.
     
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    Yeah! I've always wondered where they get this magical software that cleans up pixels, adds detail, removes noise and lets you print an 8x10 from a 50 pixel by 50 pixel slice from a security camera photo. :D
     
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    faustfire

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    ...and identifies a suspect a mile away, around a corner, from the reflection off of someones compact mirror.
     
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    They're using Noise Ninja on steroids :rolleyes:
     
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    Love it. Also see #25 in this list.
     
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    Hey, that list forgot that electronic transfers of money are always accompanied by a scrolling progress bar and a counter that flashes when the transfer is complete :-(
     
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    iBlue

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    :D



    To the original poster, the technique you are looking for is called interpolation, more specifically image interpolation. Give it a google but it isn't a simple process.
     
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    It's a very useful piece of software, called a 'Scriptwriter', but it has to be put on 'ignore any inconvienient reality that gets in way of the story' setting.
     
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    That setting is on by default. :D
     
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    So, any word on the Reality Edition release date for Scriptwriter?
     

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