SmillaEnlarger
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Digital photo-enlarger produces sharp results (was ImageEnlarger).   Free
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SmillaEnlarger is an easy-to-use digital photo-enlarger: choose region of the original image, select zoom-factor (or width/height of result) and calculate the picture. The applied algorithm quickly produces sharp results even for high zooming-factors.
What's New
Version 0.9.0:
  • The Interface is completely reworked.
  • CCropping is much improved
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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SmillaEnlarger User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Macvet22 commented on 14 Mar 2014
2014- Quick and first glance seems really useful tool under OSX10.9 still...
[Version 0.9.0]


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yensteel reviewed on 01 Nov 2013
Overall, the program works perfectly. Better yet, the program is free, customisable, and includes batch process.

I don't have any professional applications to compare to, coming bicubic sampling. The speed is definitely slower than Bicubic, so it's not instantaneous, nothing to complain about really.

I found that the interface does lag a bit when the program is batch processing at the time, and which causes me unable to move my mouse (I can move the mouse but it will cause incorrect settings chosen in the menu for example). I haven't seen any crashes yet.
[Version 0.9.0]


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Derision reviewed on 04 Dec 2012
A long time ago, I got a copy of Shortcut S-Spline on a MacWorld CD or something. It only ran under OS9, but was amazing because I could take the pictures that were taken with my elderly 1.3 megapixel camera, blow up their resolution and then print them out, and they would look amazing on paper.

I've been looking for a replacement for that since updating to OSX. My camera is no longer 1.3mp, but I like to have the option of enlarging some images. S-Spline still exists in the form of PhotoZoom, but costs an exorbitant sum of money to buy, money which I just can't justify spending to increase the DPI of an image that I probably won't print anyway.

Then someone mentioned SmillaEnlarger and I gave it a go, not expecting much. Lo and behold, it did an admirable job. It's not as perfect as PhotoZoom's algorithm, but for a few quick enlargements its more than adequate.
[Version 0.9.0]


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ryanbeymer reviewed on 30 Aug 2011
Great app... simple does what it is supposed to do. Make pictures bigger.
[Version 0.9.0]


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Soderberg reviewed on 27 Jun 2011
Just tried this for a quick enlargement of a photo from 640 × 458 to 1024 × 733 (minimum dimensions requested from the recipient) ... looks fantastic! Effortless and pretty intuitive, I got the job done in about a minute after downloading. Lots of configurable options in the preview before saving your expanded file. Great!!
[Version 0.9.0]


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Mac-Mail reviewed on 23 Dec 2010
This is a wonderful piece of software. Any new updates in the near future?
[Version 0.9.0]


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Arvidtp reviewed on 14 Sep 2009
Excellent software! the algorithm seems to do a much better job than the Sinc (lanczos3) algorithm in GIMP - i just did a comparison. Smilla also takes out jpeg artifacts pretty darn well!

The interface could use a little better organization, to make it more obvious, but it is quite usable. And I did find a way to drag-and-drop images from iPhoto - see my reply to one of the previous comments.
[Version 0.8.9]


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Steven Goodheart commented on 15 Jul 2009
This is a fantastic program, for free!

The one thing I wish it could do, so far, that it doesn't (unless I missed how to do it) is some sort of integration with iPhoto. The problem is, if one import one's images into iPhoto, (as opposed to just linking to them, an option in the iPhoto prefs) then all your photos are hidden away from the Finder inside the iPhoto library. In other words, you can't navigate to the iPhoto image via ImageEnlarger's source/browse buttons.

I tried changing the External Editor in the iPhoto prefs from PhotoShop or Graphic Converter (or whatever one uses) to ImageEnlarger, and although iPhoto does then switch to ImageEnlarger, it doesn't open the image one selected for External Editing in iPhoto.

If there's a way to do this that I've missed, I'd sure like to know, otherwise, I wish that this great little program was iPhoto savy.

Thanks!
[Version 0.8]

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mlusteck replied on 15 Jul 2009
I fear the communication with iPhoto is not yet possible, and as I use the platform-independent Qt-library it will probably not be for some time. But something I will implement in the next release is simple drag&drop, you drag a file or image onto the enlarger-window to open it. And of course iPhoto supports drag&drop, if you for example drag a picture from the iPhoto window onto a terminal window, you get the absolute path of the image as output. So throwing pictures from the iPhoto window onto the enlarger window will hopefully be possible with the next release.
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Steven Goodheart replied on 15 Jul 2009
Wow, drag and drop would be a great solution for now! Thanks for looking into that as a future upgrade possibility. For now, I'm just doing exports from iPhoto on stuff I want to work on in ImageEnlarger, and then go from there. ImageEnlarger is way cool. Thanks for creating it.
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Arvidtp replied on 14 Sep 2009
Actually you can drag and drop from iPhoto because SmillaEnlarger uses the native file open dialog. Just do Cmd-O and then drag your image from iphoto onto the open dialog box. Then hit return. I use this little known technique for all kinds of apps that otherwise don't support drag-and-drop. (It's also really handy if you want to save something in a folder that is already open in a finder window)
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Steven Goodheart replied on 15 Sep 2009
ARVIDTP, thanks for the way cool tip! Not only good here, but for other apps, too, as you say. Really, really useful! Thanks for taking the time to post. Steve
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mlusteck replied on 15 Sep 2009
Since SmillaEnlarger 0.8.5 you should be able to drag and drop from iPhoto directly onto the enlarger. ( Works at least with my iPhoto 5 and Tiger ).
And if you drop a batch of photos they are batch-processed ( since 0.8.9 - for details read Help )
( Don't forget to uncheck 'Use Source Dir' or the enlargements are put into the depths of the iPhoto library ).
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Steven Goodheart replied on 15 Sep 2009
Thanks! I did notice that great change -- really increased the functionality of SmillaEnlarger for me, and others, too, I'm sure. That tip about unchecking "Use Source Dir" is one I didn't notice, until I buried a few files, so thanks!

This is a tremendously useful free app -- many thanks!
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Ayub reviewed on 09 Jul 2009
Great app. Was looking for something like that.
[Version 0.8]


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Mac-Mail commented on 09 Jul 2009
I'm a photo editor (by profession). This is a fantastic app. I've compared with a few pro apps and this one is even better than some of the pro stuff.

Keep it up. The price is 100% great for everyone!
[Version 0.8]


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mlusteck had trouble on 09 Jul 2009
If you have problems with the enlarger, please visit the help-forum on the SourceForge-page of the project ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/imageenlarger/support ). Maybe a solution can be found there, at least I would be glad to receive detailed posts about the errors you encountered.
[Version 0.8]


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mlusteck had trouble on 09 Jul 2009
I don't know yet where the bug is ( works on my G4 mac mini ), but you could try to use another output format instead of JPG: go to the bottom line of the window ("Enlarged:") and change the ending of the proposed filename to something other ( possible are .bmp, .png, .tiff ). Maybe one of these works, could be a JPEG-specific problem.
[Version 0.8]



Jlasso13 rated on 30 May 2013

[Version 0.9.0]



Roro01 rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 0.9.0]


Downloads:31,573
Version Downloads:27,001
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:08 Apr 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SmillaEnlarger is an easy-to-use digital photo-enlarger: choose region of the original image, select zoom-factor (or width/height of result) and calculate the picture. The applied algorithm quickly produces sharp results even for high zooming-factors.


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