ALIENSKIN BLOW UP 22.214.171.124 REVISION 40109 + MACOSX PLUG-IN FOR PHOTOSHOP
Update plug-in AlienSkin Blow Up , from the company Alien Skin Software, for Adobe Photoshop. This graphic plug-in is an extension for Adobe Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom and is designed to maximize the photos, without losing quality. The increase can be calculated up to 3600% without loss of quality, thus processing, so-called step artifacts and various kinds of glows, in the automatic mode will be made. The plugin resizes images at a high quality level. Professionals are recognized that this is much better than bi-cubic interpolation and when the image size is changed, smooth, sharp edges and lines are preserved.
Blow Up can work in the modes CMYK, RGB, Lab, Grayscale, and Duotone, copes with the processing of files that contain several layers (it is noteworthy that they do not need to be reduced) and works with 16- and 32-bit images, including number of RAW and HDR.
What programs are running the application – the plugin / What software application works – plugin
Blow Up works with Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and as a standalone version. In Photoshop, the program is installed in the Plug-In directory for Photoshop, after which the plugin should be searched either in the “Filters” tab, or in the “File – Automate” tab. The plug-in has the ability to save new images as a separate file, when the original picture remains untouched, more efficient than batch processing in Adobe Photoshop, is easy to use.
Blow Up can increase images by 300,000 pixels in each direction and at the same time, such unpleasant artifacts as comb effect, halo and divorce do not appear on them. Blow Up 3 improves sharpness of borders without the formation of digital artifacts. The images below show the difference between Blow Up 3 and the traditional bicubic magnification used in Photoshop and other image editors.
Blow Up works with Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and as a standalone version. In Photoshop, the Plugin for Photoshop plugin, then the plugin should look for, or in the “Filters” tab or the “File – Automate”. The plugin has the ability to save the new image as a separate file when the original image remains intact, more effectively than in Adobe Photoshop. Batch processing, easy to use.
Blow Up can enlarge images to 300,000 pixels in each direction, and thus they do not appear unpleasant artifacts such as the effect of a comb, a halo, and divorces. In Blow Up 3 improved sharpness of the borders without the formation of digital artifacts. The images below show the difference between Blow Up 3 and traditional bicubic used in Photoshop and other image editors.
What’s new in this version / What’s new in this version
• Blow Up user interface has been significantly changed.
The simplicity of the Blow Up interface is deceptive. Just set the paper size the same as in Photoshop and ask in addition the region. In the third version, all the secrets of “rocket engineering” under the hood were kept.
If desired, the side tabs can be hidden by clicking on the triangles at the edges of the panels.
• Blow Up 3 began to work much faster.
• Large library of presets of standard paper sizes, including photographic paper of American, European and Japanese standards makes it easier to customize images to the required formats.
• Blow Up 3 received close integration with Lightroom and supports batch processing of data without interference from Photoshop.
• Blow Up 3 is compatible with Lightroom 2 or later.
Launch Blow Up 3 from Lightroom
Blow Up 3 is run from Lightroom as an external editor. To start Blow Up, you just need to select an image (or several images for batch processing), and select Photo-> Edit In-> Blow Up 3. You can also right-click on the image and select Edit In-> Blow Up 3. When Lightroom asks you how to edit the photo, we recommend that you select “Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments” and Lightroom will copy the image in the correct format for Blow Up.
When you start Blow Up with several images from Lightroom, the Ok button and Cancel in the lower right corner of the window to apply the changes to the image. Left and right arrow buttons allow you to navigate to different images, and the middle button allows you to select all or one image from your batch of images for editing. When you are finished, click the “Finish Batch” button and your settings will be applied to all images.
Alien Skin Software today announces the immediate availability of Blow Up® 3, the new version of its photo enlargement plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Lightroom®. Blow Up enlarges photos while keeping them crystal clear, even at huge sizes. With a new simple user interface and support for Lightroom, Blow Up is easy to use in any workflow.
Anyone who has enlarged a photo with a traditional software has jaded. Blow Up 3 keeps edges sharp and smooth, even more so than in version 2. Especially in the large prints, Blow Up and Photoshop is astounding. Blow Up depends on your paper type to make sure prints are crystal clear.
Blow Up is now simpler to use. If you understand Photoshop’s resize command then you know how to use Blow Up. Blow Up is even easier because it comes with presets for standard paper sizes.
Blow Up now works in Lightroom, which is where many pro photographers spend their time. Those pros will also enjoy Blow Up the new faster speed when they are enlarging batches of photos.
Blow Up keeps photos crystal clear during enlargement. Especially in large prints hung on a wall, the difference between Blow Up and Photoshop is astounding. Version 3 makes pictures even sharper without computer artifacts.
If you understand Photoshop’s resize command then you know how to use Blow Up. Our large library of standard paper. With Lightroom and CMYK support, Blow Up Fits into a professional workflow.
Running Blow Up 3 from Lightroom
Blow Up 3 is run from Lightroom as an external editor. To launch Blow Up on an image, just select an image (or multiple images for batch processing), and select Photo-> Edit In-> Blow Up. When Lightroom asks you how to edit the photo, we recommend you choose “Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments”. This will tell Lightroom to make a copy of the image in the preferred format for Blow Up.
When Blow Up is run with multiple images from Lightroom, the OK and Cancel buttons at the lower-right corner of the window. The left and right arrow buttons allow you to navigate to different images and the middle button. When you are done, press the “Finish Batch” button and your adjustments will be applied to all of the images.
Features / Features
New features! We found ways to make a high-quality image, in Blow Up 3, possible to make the edges sharper without introducing computery artifacts. The images below show the difference between Blow Up 3 and the expansion of traditional bicubic used in Photoshop and other image editors.
New features! Lightroom Support Blow to 3 has a close integration with Lightroom, which supports batch processing and does not require Photoshop.
New features! Simplicity Blow Up in the interface. Just set the paper size, like in Photoshop and, if necessary, set the crop area.
New features! SpeedBlow to 3 runs faster on Macintosh and Windows computers. Huge images you can change to a maximum size of 300,000 pixels. Photoshop can handle it. Of course Photoshop will not be sufficient on a large image area, but if you are doing a billboard, then Photoshop can process this image, so can Blow Up! CMYK Blow Up can process CMYK images used in offset printing and 16-bit / channel images used by professional photographers.
PresetsBlow up has presets for standard paper sizes, including photo paper of standard sizes used in the US, European and Japanese countries.
SharpeningJust output function: select the paper type and Blow Up sharpens the right amount to compensate for the ink diffusion.
New! Image Quality
In Blow Up 3 we found ways to make edges even sharper without introducing computery artifacts. The images below show the difference between Blow Up 3 and traditional bicubic enlargement used by Photoshop and other image editors.
New! Lightroom Support
Blow Up 3 has tight Lightroom integration that supports batch processing and does not require Photoshop. Visit our Lightroom page to learn the details.
Blow Up’s interface is deceptively simple. Just set your paper size as you would in Photoshop and optionally set a crop region. In version 3 we keep all the rocket science under the hood. Watch our short videos or try.
Blow Up 3 runs faster on both Macintosh and Windows computers.
You can resize up to 300,000 pixels per side, the maximum Photoshop can handle. Of course, Photoshop would choke on a square image that big, but if you are making a billboard that Photoshop can handle, so can Blow Up!
Blow Up can handle CMYK images used in offset printing and 16-bit / channel images used by professional photographers.
Blow Up has presets for common paper sizes, including photo papers and standard US, European, and Japanese sizes.
Just choose your paper type and Blow Up sharpens the right amount to compensate for ink diffusion.
System Requirements / Requirements
• Windows Vista and higher
• Adobe Photoshop CS4 and higher, SS
• Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and above
• Adobe Photoshop CS4 / CS5.