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I should add, I have found that I get much better results with my full version of GF by editing in the original lower res file, but NOT adding ANY sharpening in Photoshop until after rendering to your final, larger file size. Otherwise GF seems to over-sharpen previously sharpened edges. Steve > Michael: > > Actually, these programs are not that *new* and have been > kicked around on this list at length in the past. You > might want to go to the archives and check out the past > posts. > > I got GF 2.0LE bundled with my Epson 1200, with a special > upgrade offer to the full version for $75.00. I started > playing around with it and was so impressed that I went > ahead and upgraded. IMHO, it's definitely worth it. > > I don't know how GF stacks up against MrSid. I would > imagine they are very similar in approach. > > GF interfaces very well with PS 5.5, very transparent. > > The only negative is that my viewers, PolyView and PrintPlus, > don't image the .stn files. This is a very minor > inconvenience and Larry at PolyView told me he did plan > support sometime in the future. > > Andy > > email@example.com wrote: >> >> HI ALL, >> >> Thought I'd be seeing some talk of the new software phenomena for >> enlarging/reducing >> images: Genuine Fractals and MrSid. I've tried the download freebies but >> they only enlarge >> your files to 1500 dpi. Anyone with experience printing with these programs? >> How about a >> comparison between the two? Are their technologies similar? MrSid costs >> about three times >> GF. Why? Is there that much more bang? If their claims are true, we could >> be enlarging >> files 1600 percent. Imagine being able to take a prosumer digital image and >> printing it with >> no image loss at 11 x 17 or even 16 x 20 on a 3000. Am I dreaming? >> >> michael * À * >> ''''''' >> >>  Metro Photographic >> Specializing in Artistic Portraiture and >>  Digital Photo Restoration. >> > - > Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. > http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.