Is there a way to upsize a pictures resulotion

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  1. hypmatize macrumors regular

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    Not sure if the title is the right terminology so sorry if isn't quite worded right...

    Anyway I have a picture that i want to use for a wallpaper on my mbp but its resolution is only 601 x 480.... so when i set it as my wallpaper it looks a tad pixelated.... I heard that you can make it better/ lessen the amount of pixelation with PS.....since I don't have PS i can't try it (probably wouldn't know how anyway :p) So if anyone can try to improve it for me I would greatly appreciated.

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No matter what, you will still have pixelation. You can't add information to a picture.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can never add quality to an image or any thing

    they best you can do is blure the lines in a sense in this case
     
  4. hypmatize thread starter macrumors regular

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    ah ok then for some reason i thought you could...so it wouldn't look better at all or it just won't be perfect? thanks for the quick replies:D
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It wouldn't look better at all.
     
  6. hypmatize thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok thanks

    I guess the only way to get a better rez is to buy it from here...9 bucks though damn that sucks...:(

    Thanks for all the help guys.
     
  7. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried bicubic interpolation in Photoshop?
     
  8. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I would say no since they stated they don't have PS.
     
  9. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Adobe offers free trials.
     
  10. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    What you seem to want to do is take a picture that is x pixels wide and make it 2x pixels wide. If you had PhotoShop you could do this using resampling, but it is deceptive. An image only has it's original number of pixels. When you tell PhotoShop to increase that number, it looks at the pixels around the "hole" that would be created and makes up pixels it thinks are the right color. It winds up looking crappy because half of it is invented. There are tons of really great wallpaper images online, just keep looking. Go to the June Desktops thread in the pictures group and have a look at what's out there.

    Dale
     
  11. JNB macrumors 604

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    But, but, they do it in the movies all the time! :p
     
  12. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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    I know, how horrible that you actually help compensate the photographer for their work that you seem to like enough to use as your wallpaper. :rolleyes:

    I mean that is a lot of money, you might even have to skip a trip to Starbucks! :eek:
     
  13. hypmatize thread starter macrumors regular

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    its not a real picture.... but yeah i understand what you are saying
     
  14. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    I just read an article in some magazine...(can't remember which, I get so many) about a program that is supposed to revolutionize, so to speak, upscaling pictures. I'll dig around and see which program it is...
     
  15. hypmatize thread starter macrumors regular

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    That would be great!

    Thanks
     
  16. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    Probably genuine fractals, but I would advise you to buy the damn image. Genuine fractals is $160.
     
  17. joro macrumors 68020

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    /sarcasm/ You mean you have to pay for pictures from a professional? :confused: /sarcasm/
     
  18. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

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    That's where a higher MP sensor helps, since you can post a large photo of something, or just crop the image to a smaller size.
     
  19. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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  20. hypmatize thread starter macrumors regular

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  21. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    I just normally recreate the image in photoshop which varies in skill from each pic to the next.

    Otherwise photoshop is very good at upscaling an image.
     

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