updated 07:15 pm EDT, Tue August 1, 2006
Alien Skin Blow Up
Alien Skin Software has released Blow Up, an automation plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements that offers the best image resizing capability available, according to the company. The plug-in is designed to make advanced image scaling easy while preserving smooth edges and lines, creating four 1600 percent enlargements from any image without jagged artifacts or halos. Blow Up features grain controls, enlargement-specific sharpening, and support for most image modes. The plug-in also supports 16- and 32-bit images, is optimized for multi-core as well as multi-processor systems, and works with the CMYK image mode. Blow Up ($200, $100 for upgrade) requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later with Adobe Photoshop CS or later.