Hey, I have a band and I was designing an album art and I came up with the most wonderful idea, sadly when I made it, it is only 705 by 705 pixels. I wanted to make it bigger, I did, but now I looks terrible. Is there someway I could blow up a picture without losing substantial quality (I wanted to make it 2000x200 or at least 1500x1500) Thank you.
asked Aug 11 '10 at 18:09
Genuine Fractals is a commercial app that can help. There are also some Photoshop tips/tricks to upscale an image that can sometimes eke out some extra pixels without degrading the image quality substantially.
Otherwise, you're kind of out of luck. It's always best to take the highest possible resolution photos you can. I know, I've been down this frustrating road before, myself.
answered Aug 11 '10 at 18:20
As ageekmom already stated, there really isn't a way to regain lost image quality. You can up the resolution, but that will NOT restore lost details. In the example below, you can plainly see that there's no magical way to restore lost details.
You can resample down, but once the information is lost --- there's no easy way back up.
answered Aug 11 '10 at 19:39