The Perfect Resize 7 Professional Edition Software from onOne Software, formerly known as Genuine Fractals, is a software plug-in that is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Extended, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. It can also be used as a standalone application, allowing users who use other photo editing software to take advantage of its impressive feature set.
Perfect Resize uses advanced algorithms to resize images up to 1000% -- without a loss in quality. This lets you make extremely large prints, or to crop images without sacrificing detail. You can even crop and resize in one easy step! The software now has a loupe tool that allows you to preview the resized image quality at 100% size, allowing you to adjust your settings before resizing the entire image. Numerous presets are available, allowing you to resize images without having to manually adjust settings.
If you frequently print canvas gallery wraps, you will appreciate one of the key features of this Professional Edition of Perfect Resize. By the nature of their design, gallery wraps prevent a portion of your photograph from being displayed -- the edges of your frame wrap around a wood frame and are lost to the viewer. While this is fine for images with loose framing, it makes it difficult to use this printing method for tightly-framed photos. Perfect Resize extends the margins of your photo so that the framing of your original image will be preserved. It doesn't simply use a solid border, rather it analyzes your image and extends patterns and colors from your image to use as the border -- creating absolutely stunning results.
Lightroom and Aperture users will be able to export images to Photoshop for resizing. This Professional Edition of Perfect Resize supports roundtrip export of images with either application -- you can send a photo to Photoshop, resize it using this plug-in, and when you save it the resized image will be added to your Aperture or Lightroom library.
You'll be able resize photos in batches, perfect if you've got a large number to process. It supports RGB, grayscale, CMYK, and LAB images, and can be used with layered PSDs as well. Its tiling feature allows you to create tiled mosaics, and presets are available for any common paper sizes. You can add luminosity-based sharpening and add simulated film grain. Resized images maintain edge sharpness and detail, and the software prevents the edge halos that often plague resized photos.
Computer: 1.8GHz Pentium 4 with SSE3 support; 1.8GHz Intel Mac
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
Hard Drive: 250MB
Display: OpenGL 2.0 capable display card with 256MB dedicated memory; 1280 x 800 resolution at millions of colors or higher
Supported Host Applications: Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5; Photoshop Extended CS3, CS4, CS5; Photoshop Elements 6, 7, 8, 9; Apple Aperture 2.1, 3.x (Requires Photoshop); Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, 3 (Requires Photoshop)
Internet connection required for activation, updates, and video tutorial access
DVD-ROM drive required for installation
Administrator privileges required for installation and removal
Microsoft .NET 3.5 framework required for Windows installation