Damn this is expensive. Alright alright, Genuine Fractals and Alien Skin's BlowUp kost $199 which pretty much equals the 149 EURO they are asking for this one.
BUT, I don't care what others charge. Bottomline for me is... The bottomline. I have to enlarge and sell quite a few images to make this app worth its price.
This is the same situation as audio plug-ins. Very expensive. More expensive than a lot of full audio editing applications.
Okay okay, this app has patented technology whatever. A lot probably goes into research and development - or does it?
And apart from that I don't find its results to be THAT much better than straight Bicubic done with a bit of care in other image editing apps.
Still, if this app was priced more modestly, I'd maybe purchase it. Of course it is a niche app, which makes the price go up, but I'd bet there are users using pirated/cracked copies of these apps, instead of purchasing. Personally I'd like to add this kind of software to my toolbox, if only I could afford it.