When we Enlarge images chances are very less that we might get a perfectly enlarged image without any loss of quality. Either the image will be blurred, pixelated or noisy. This is a common problem faced by most people while enlarging images. Recently, I came across a few softwares and online services that will help to Enlarge pictures without losing any quality/getting pixelated/blurred.
Table of Contents
- 1) SmillaEnlarger
- 2) VectorMagic
- 3) SizeFixer – Enlarge images up to 400%
- 4) Reshade – Photo Enlargement Without Quality Loss
This small Image Enlarger will help you enlarge images photos without losing quality or getting pixelated. SmillaEnlarger can also convert low-resolution images to high-resolution images by minimizing the distortion of the image and maintaining as many details as possible. SmillaEnlarger comes with many image adjustment options and an instant preview window to see the real-time preview of the enlarged images. This utility certainly gives dramatically good results.
But there is something that I found annoying with this tool. The Lack of a Save Option!. We need first to select the directory containing the images. The program will save the images automatically with a new name. In short, this Image Enlarger is a nice application that will help us to easily enlarge the images without making them lose their quality or get blurred/pixelated.
You may know that vector images are made of lines and curves, which also have their respective positions and colors stored in the photos. So what makes vector images special is that they can be resized into any size. You can decrease the image size or enlarge it to any size without losing its quality. So, if we can convert the BMP and JPEG (bitmap) images into vector images. Enlarging images without losing quality will not be a problem at all. Thanks to Ray from Raymond since I learned about vector magic from there.
Vector Magic is a website that will help you enlarge images online. The Vector Magic website provides a free online service to convert bitmap images to vector images. It makes this possible using its auto-tracer service.
How to Use Vector Magic to Enlarge images
(You need to have adobe flash player installed in your system for this to work)
- Browse the Bitmap image to be converted into vector format and click on Upload.
- Now Select the quality level of the image and select if the image is less than 12 colors or more than that.
- Choose the palette needed to convert your image into a vector format.
- This is it. The final vector image can be downloaded in PNG, SVG, or EPS formats.
You can now enlarge the image to any amount of size as needed without losing any quality or getting pixelated/blurred. Vector Magic produces excellent results, and moreover, it is free, and it’s the best way to enlarge images free.
3) SizeFixer – Enlarge images up to 400%
SizeFixer is a wonderful tool from FixerLabs. Before starting with, let me say SizeFixer is not a Free Tool so I didn’t wanted to include this in here, but later I thought of its usefulness to professionals, so I included SizeFixer. What makes this tool special is its capability to enlarge images up to 400% of their original size. Thats way ahead of what other software can do. SizeFixer makes this possible by automatically erasing the dark and faded parts in the image, thus giving rise to a high clarity image without losing quality. SizeFixer was first released in 2005 for MAC. Later the windows version came up promising to enlarge images by 33×46 inches without losing any of its quality.
The “super-resolution technology” of SizeFixer contributes to making such gigantic images. SizeFixer comes in 3 different versions – XL, SLR & Home. SizeFixer Home version can Enlarge images upto a size of 16 Mega Pixels. SizeFixer is a pricier tool, but it is worth it for professionals. SizeFixer XL, SLR & Home costs $199.95, $269.90 & $59.95 respectively. SizeFixer is not just an ordinary tool because it is used by the government authorities, the military, and NASA. If you want to experience what SizeFixer is capable of, I suggest you go for a free trial first.
4) Reshade – Photo Enlargement Without Quality Loss
Reshade eliminates most of the problems faced during the photo enlargement process, such as pixelation, loss of focus, loss of sharpness, exaggerated noise. Reshade also comes with an online service to resize the images. You can make the image smaller or enlarge it. The Desktop Version of Reshade is not free, it costs 149$ to buy, and there is a premium online service too which offers similar features to the desktop application.
I am dealing with the free online shade service since it is free and does a decent job. It is adequate for home use. Professionals may require the paid version. You can use the Reshade service with or without an account, but the features vary. It is free to create a free account with shade and provides more features. Signing up for a free Reshade account offers you the ability to enlarge images to a maximum resolution of 1920x1200px with a zoom of 2X.
You will be able to enlarge images to standard monitor resolutions, enhance poor quality images, crop. It supports JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG image formats, single frames, and non-transparent, maximum file size is 10MB, maximum size is 4000 x 4000 pixels, the minimum size is 50 x 50 pixels. You can either upload the image from your system or from a direct link, and then you can select the specifications, and the enlarged image without much loss of quality will be ready for download within a few seconds!