SmillaEnlarger
SmillaEnlarger
0.9.0

4.5

SmillaEnlarger free download for Mac

SmillaEnlarger0.9.0

08 April 2010

Digital photo-enlarger produces sharp results (was ImageEnlarger).

Overview

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 in SmillaEnlarger

Version 0.9.0:

Note: Although Finder indicates no version, the developer states that this is version 0.9.0.

  • The Interface is completely reworked.
  • CCropping is much improved

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How would you rate SmillaEnlarger app?

18 Reviews of SmillaEnlarger

Mac-Mail
09 July 2009
Version: 0.8

Most helpful

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!
(3)
zlazkow
23 January 2019
Version: 0.9.0
Unfortunately it doesn't open anymore in Mojave. If Mischa Lusteck (the developer) could please update the SE, I'd gladly pay for that.
(0)
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4
CORN SYRUP KILLS
03 January 2016
Version: 0.9.0
Indispensable. The UI could use some streamlining but the results are phenomenal—could it really be this easy? Now I wish this was adapted for upscaling video.
(0)
4
Macvet22
25 December 2015
Version: 0.9.0
Definitely works as described and others define values. Have used occasionally and confidently to improve work of others and myself, just a smidgen...
(0)
4
Snappir
16 February 2015
Version: 0.9.0
looks good, but no choice of algorithms. If the author could add a list of algorithms and upgrade to a paid version, I'd gladly pay.
(0)
Macvet22
14 March 2014
Version: 0.9.0
2014- Quick and first glance seems really useful tool under OSX10.9 still...
(0)
4.5
yensteel
01 November 2013
Version: 0.9.0
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.
(0)
4.5
Derision
04 December 2012
Version: 0.9.0
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.
(2)
5
ryanbeymer
30 August 2011
Version: 0.9.0
Great app... simple does what it is supposed to do. Make pictures bigger.
(2)
5
Soderberg
27 June 2011
Version: 0.9.0
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!!
(2)
5
Mac-Mail
23 December 2010
Version: 0.9.0
This is a wonderful piece of software. Any new updates in the near future?
(1)
5
Arvidtp
15 September 2009
Version: 0.8.9
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.
(1)
Steven-Goodheart
15 July 2009
Version: 0.8
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!
(3)
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Mlusteck
09 July 2009
Version: 0.8
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.
(0)
5
Ayub
09 July 2009
Version: 0.8
Great app. Was looking for something like that.
(2)
Mac-Mail
09 July 2009
Version: 0.8
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!
(3)
Mlusteck
09 July 2009
Version: 0.8
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.
(0)
Diskrod
09 July 2009
Version: 0.8
I too am experiencing the same problem mentioned on saving; however, to save the enlarged picture, I press command shift 4 as a work around. This piece of software is what I have been looking for. Kudos to the developer(s).
(1)
Legal-Eagle
09 July 2009
Version: 0.8
I wish I could work out how to get this application to work ! I go through all the motions but still end up with my original jpeg in its original size !!! And there is no inbuilt Help.
(1)
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Free

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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