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Genuine Fractals has 2 compressions, 1) lossless and 2) "virtually lossless". I normally us the " virtually lossless" which has a compression ratio of approx. 1:10. If I scan a transparancy at 2820 dpi, it = about a 31 meg file. I normally save at the 1:10 ratio and can enlarge small part of the image, say 25% up to an 8 x 10 or even larger, increase the resultant file size back up to 29-31 Megs and sent the file to the printer at 300 dpi to either my 700 of 1270. The resultant print will look = to an uncropped print ( this is of course by eye). This is of course if the original transparency or image is of high quality--that is a given. (GIGO). ( I owned/managed a custom photo lab for many years, both high quality B/W for repro and Ciba/Ilfochrome for photo artists). When I first obtained the program, and was experimenting, I downloaded a file that I created from my Kodak DC 260, to Altamira for evaluation. They claimed I could have printed it up to 20 x 24"!! I only have the capability to go to 13 x 19", so I can't verify their report. It is also great for making reductions, i.e. jpeg's for the web. It is a Photshop Plug-In, and you can download a trial version from their web site. My only objection to the progam is that it is VERY ram hungry, and tends to be a bit slow to open and save files. Here is their web site URL: http://www.altamira-group.com/ Dave Belew Austin Franklin wrote: > > I personally use Genuine Fractals 2.0...I > > can then resize to just about any size, up or down with little or no loss. > > I am curious how do you know what the loss is, are you just telling by eye? > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. -- Dave Belew http://www.homestead.com/davebcamera/Homepage.html http://www.homestead.com/kelleyhousemuseum http://www.homestead.com/fishingreport/CaptainTim.html - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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