Perfect Resize
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Photoshop plug-in for image resizing; standard version available.   Demo ($149.95)
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Perfect Resize remains the industry standard for enlarging and resizing images. Perfect Resize, formerly Genuine Fractals, is renowned across the photographic and printing industries for its ability to increase image size without the loss of sharpness or detail that you might normally expect. The patented, fractal-based interpolation algorithms work like nothing else and the results speak for themselves.

Perfect Resize is available in the premium edition (available through the Download link above) for $149.95, and in a standard edition for $49.95.
What's New
Version 8.1.0:
  • New Extras Manager for managing user created presets.
  • Double-clicking on slider labels resets the slider to the default position.
  • Improved support for TIFF workflow via Adobe Lightroom.
  • Defect corrections.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Core 2 Duo, Xeon, or faster processor
  • Open GL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB dedicated video RAM
  • One of the following:
    • Photoshop CS5 or later
    • Photoshop Elements 10 or later
    • Photoshop Lightroom 4 or later
    • Aperture 3.4 or later



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Perfect Resize User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 8.x:
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burypromote
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accountclosed reviewed on 01 Jan 2014
Absolute garbage. Running Genuine Fractals 6 (previous name of this app) under 10.8β€”and the program CONSTANTLY demands restart, system reboot, reactivation. This is one of worst behaved Photoshop plugins out there. A thoroughly shameful showing by a developer who has known about these problems for years, and has not fixed them. Buy only if you're ready to cripple your workflow.
[Version 7.5.3]

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Harristype replied on 14 Feb 2014
No problems here. I've been enlarging thousands of photos since 1996 (when it was Genuine Fractals Print Pro), and have never had a problem. My workflow is just fine using it.
burypromote
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Kingsgraphic reviewed on 19 Oct 2011
I just felt I ought to put in my five-penceworth about both Perfect Resize and Genuine Fractals, both of which I use(d) but have now abandoned. After using Genuine Fractals for maybe two years I tried PR. It was the horrendous processing time-lag, of the order of 10-minutes, and over 30-min in some cases, that led to belive that Onone was 'taking the P'. Tests with PS CS5 built-in resizing concluded, to me at least, that there's little discernable difference in visual appearance between PS and/or Perfect Resize & Genuine Fractals, apart from some smoke, mirrors, and fancy a GUI....
[Version 7.0.2]


burypromote
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Panthera reviewed on 28 Feb 2011
Today, for the second time, Genuine Fractals asked to be re-activated. When I entered the code obtained at purchase, it returned a -23 error indicating (once you consult their website), that I exceeded the number of allowed activations. Since I had ALREADY activated the software on my computer, I'm not surprised. This copy protection scheme of theirs is annoying and irksome to the extreme and I highly recommend that anyone seeking a rescaling program CONSIDER SOMETHING ELSE.
[Version 6.0.7]


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+3

+12
cameraguy5 commented on 28 Jul 2009
I agree with Mac Mail. I've compared both Genuine Fractals and PhotoZoom and PhotoZoom is fare superior to Genuine Fractals on all levels. I have owned both, and now only use PhotoZoom.
[Version 6.0.2]


burypromote
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Mac-Mail commented on 06 Dec 2008
I'm not putting any software down. Just comparing only. Tested with all (most popular ones) the latest versions of image enlarging software (plugins or stand alone). As of now the results in quality wise when the same file is enlarged to the same size and the rating from my tests are:

#1 PhotoZoom 2.3.4
#2 Practals 5 or 6
#3 SizeFixer SLR
#4 BlowUp 1.0.2
#5 Photoshop Cs2 or Cs3

I do not care which is better. I only care which one I get the best end products.

That's my 2 cents!
[Version 6.0]

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burypromote
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+182
BumbleB replied on 08 Dec 2008
My list would be more along the lines of:

#1
Blow Up 2 and Genuine Fractals 5/6

#2
Bicubic (Photoshop default)

#3 (a very distant third)
PhotoZoom Pro... It offers poorer results than bicubic. Plastic look, jagged lines, weird contrast, overall waste of money.
burypromote

+14
MacEricG tipped on 17 Jul 2007
Anyone know how this compares to Alien Skin's Blow Up?
[Version 5.0]


burypromote
+3

+8

foto555 reviewed on 02 Jun 2007
I've always considered GF a joke. It never did what it claimed in any useful way.
With version 5 all this has changed. It now does exactly what it claims, albeit slow on my G5. GF does a remarkable job of enlarging images to very large sizes with fantastic quality.
A real breakthrough!
[Version 5.0]


burypromote
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Gregsgraphics reviewed on 22 Sep 2006
I have used the demo of this and honestly, I don't see a dramatic enough difference to warrant buying it. I've seen early reviews of it at version 2.X where you had to save the file in .STN format in order to get the results. Now, you don't have to apparently. The results I'm getting are hardly noticeable from what PhotoShop was doing (I was resizing 96dpi images 600%!). Does anyone know if I'm missing anything?
[Version 4.1]


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CV18 rated on 29 Jun 2013

[Version 7.5.3]



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Runtime rated on 10 Jun 2013

[Version 7.5.3]


Downloads:18,324
Version Downloads:548
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:14 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $149.95
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Perfect Resize remains the industry standard for enlarging and resizing images. Perfect Resize, formerly Genuine Fractals, is renowned across the photographic and printing industries for its ability to increase image size without the loss of sharpness or detail that you might normally expect. The patented, fractal-based interpolation algorithms work like nothing else and the results speak for themselves.

Perfect Resize is available in the premium edition (available through the Download link above) for $149.95, and in a standard edition for $49.95.


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