Type of Program: Image resizing
Supported Platforms: Windows/Mac
Company Name: Akvis
The thing about Akvis programs is that they are all really
useful to both home users and professionals and yet again Akvis have come up
with a winner in Akvis Magnifier.
Akvis Magnifier allows resizing images without noticeable loss in quality but
what sets it apart are the fine tuning facilities. You know what happens when
you try to increase the size of an image, you get pixellation, jagged edges,
loss of focus etc. but the Akvis Magnifier default algorithm produces pretty
good results and then With Akvis Magnifier you can fine tune different
parameters : Sharpen Edges, Edge Smoothness, Simplicity, Microline, Grain and
Unsharp Mask to produce superb crisp high quality results.
Resizing pictures with AKVIS Magnifier yields a much higher quality than simple
bicubic interpolation. Depending on particular needs, AKVIS Magnifier can be
fine-tuned to produce images that look exactly as required for a given purpose.
The software allows enlarging an image to a super-high resolution of up to
30000x30000 pixels, making a 100x100 inch (2.5x2.5 meter) poster easily
printable at typographic quality of 300dpi.
Whether you want to create poster-size images or add resolution for a better
printing quality, AKVIS Magnifier will make your enlarged image look crisp and
At present Akvis Magnifier is standalone only (21 July 2008) but a plugin
version for the major image editors is not far off.
Ease of Installation:
Reviewed by Simon Baillie