I’ve written before about using PhotoZoom Pro as a tool to enlarge photos. Below are links to a couple of my previous blogs.
- PhotoZoom Makes Enlarging Photos Better Than Just Resampling
- PhotoZoom Pro 6 Increases Quality of Enlarged Images
Users of the last few versions of Corel PHOTO-PAINT have an included version of an older version of PhotoZoom Pro. This is one way to test how it works, but you can also download a demo version of PhotoZoom Pro 7 if you want to give it a try before buying. Below is a screenshot and a press release about the new features in PhotoZoom Pro 7.
BenVista releases PhotoZoom Pro 7 image resizing software
ARNHEM — November 17, 2016 — Today BenVista announced the release of their new image resizing software PhotoZoom Pro 7, available for Mac and Windows.
Based on their in-house developed S-Spline Max image resize technology, BenVista claims that PhotoZoom Pro is the world’s #1 solution for enlarging (and downsizing) photos and graphics.
In version 7 the S-Spline Max algorithm is enhanced with new filters to improve image quality.
“PhotoZoom Pro’s core strength is its capability to preserve sharpness and detail during enlargement like no other,” said Dimitri Schoolwerth, CEO at BenVista. “But what if all you have is a low quality original? PhotoZoom Pro 7 introduces additional tools to not only preserve, but also improve image quality during enlargement. It can remove noise, reduce JPEG artifacts, fix overexposure, brighten unwanted shadows, and enhance image vividness. Now even low quality originals can be enlarged successfully, all in one simple step.”
PhotoZoom Pro 7 works both as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
(Elements) and Corel products. New to version 7 is that it now also fully integrates with Adobe Lightroom.
Other additions in version 7 are the option to print directly from PhotoZoom, faster image processing, and new presets for resizing different types of photos and graphics.
Besides PhotoZoom Pro 7, BenVista also announced the release of PhotoZoom Classic 7 today.
Compared to the Pro version, PhotoZoom Classic 7 offers a more limited selection of features intended for home users and is priced considerably lower.
Demo versions of both PhotoZoom Pro 7 and PhotoZoom Classic 7 can be downloaded directly from the BenVista website: www.benvista.com. Upgrade options are available for existing PhotoZoom users.