anyway to resize pictures without losing qualtity

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  1. pikachu945
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    Is there anyway I could resize a picture to make a picture bigger and keep the quality or make it better?
     
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    Unless the image is vectored, then no.
    There are things you can do to make the image look better than a simple resize (which stretches the image), but you'll never keep the same quality.

    If you want to link/send me the pic and the specs you need I can see what I can do, but I make no promises or guarantees.
     
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    nope.avi

    Well, you could try upscaling, but that will basically remove he jagginess and create blurring, not really increasing the resolution of the picture.
     
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    Right now, I don't believe the technology exists in mainstream editors like Photoshop.

    Its difficult because when you make a photo larger, you're stretching the pixels into more pixels, thus you get pixelation & blurriness. In order to prevent that from happening, the software would have to guess at the pictures details while still not messing it all up.
     
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    It's smaller, thus there is less data in it than in a larger version. Details will be missing, it will be pixelated and/or blurry when you enlarge it because the details "between the pixels" are not there, and won't magically appear.

    It's like if you take a book, and summarize it into a paragraph. You cannot rebuild the book from just that paragraph, because a lot of detail is missing which cannot automatically be recreated by a computer if it's not already known.

    1 - Deal with it.
    2 - Try to find a larger version.
    3 - Depending on what it is, see if somebody will do vector art of it for you, which can be resized with no loss of quality. This, however, takes time and a talented tech artist to do it for you, as they will be manually recreating the entire image... this tends to not work well with real-life images, though. Just anime stuff, and technical diagrams and charts, and it takes time.

    This video uses examples to help explain it.
    http://www.geekbrief.tv/macmerctv
     

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