Need help on this photo

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by legenderycity, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. legenderycity macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2014
    Hi guys, so recently I took a screenshot from a video but it looks slightly blurry and grainy although it's on 1920x1080 resolution. It doesn't look nice when I set it as my wallpaper. Is there anything I can do with image editing software to make it look nicer?

    Thanks in advance

    The image is as attached

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  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Basically the answer is "no". You can bring up the image in preview then in the adkument dialog move the "sharpness" slider all the way to the right. But it adds noise. Sharper yes but better? I don't think so.

    In the same dialog box try making it very bright and low contrast. So it is just shades of white and you don't see the problems.
  3. jake727 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2014
    try this

    bada bing bada boom.

    Maybe not much clearer but IMO better.

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  4. jake727 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2014
    version 2

    Go the other way with it. Give it a soft glow.

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  5. needfx, Aug 16, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2014

    needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    thanks All for the background, I prefer the sharpy one!


    I actually prefer the original one
  6. sprqst macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2014
    I recently spoke with a printer that does printing work, including for big posters and billboards. There's a software that is used by ad agencies specifically for making pictures bigger (and using an algorithm to still keep them sharp), though I can't remember the name of the software. But I was told that Photoshop also has a limited similar feature. If you have access to Photoshop, maybe you could see if that is a feature it offers and use that to increase the size/resolution of the pic.

    Passing that info along in case it's helpful.
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Perfect resize?
    A professional printer will be using a RIP like EFI or Colorgate.

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