November 5, 2008 — AKVIS Software Inc. announces the release of AKVIS Magnifier v.2.0, an efficient tool to increase image resolution. Featuring advanced photo resizing algorithms, AKVIS Magnifier enlarges digital pictures to super-high resolution producing stunning enlargements and poster-size prints. Now the program is available as a plugin to a photo editor, as well as a standalone edition. Added support of image editing in Lab mode. Print dialog added to the standalone edition which makes it possible to print large images at a high resolution. New interface languages added: French, Spanish, Italian.
AKVIS Magnifier it easy for anyone to produce professional-looking enlargements out of any photo.
The product is available for both Windows and Mac.
AKVIS Magnifier allows resizing images without loss in quality. If you attempt to blow up a picture (increase its resolution) using the standard Resize command of a photo editor, you will notice that the resulting photo is blurred and pixelated. The reason is that the input photo didn't contain enough information for the new size. AKVIS Magnifier will cope with this problem and deliver good results.
Featuring advanced enlargement algorithms, Magnifier enlarges digital pictures to super-high resolution for producing stunning poster-size prints. The algorithm keeps edges smooth, sharp and clearly defined, while improving image appearance by removing unwanted noise and compression artifacts.
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.
Version v.2.0 is available as a stand-alone application as well as a Photoshop plug-in. The plugin supports batch processing that allows applying the same settings to a series of images. Added support of image editing in Lab mode. "Print" dialog has been added into the standalone edition. Now the program allows printing large images at a high resolution. New interface languages have been added (Spanish, French, Italian).
Whether creating poster-size images or adding resolution for printing an enlargement, AKVIS Magnifier will make your prints look sharper and better defined.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Details are available at akvis.com/en/magnifier.
The registered users of Magnifier can update their standalone version for free. The owners of the Business license for Magnifier can activate both standalone and plugin version for free.
AKVIS Magnifier Home License (plug-in or standalone) sells for $129 USD or 99 Euro, downloadable from
Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS plugins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Magnifier, Sketch, Chameleon, Stamp, Retoucher, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Decorator, Enhancer, LightShop, SmartMask and ArtSuite) for USD $325 USD, a savings of about 66% over purchasing each separately.
For business licenses consult the official web-site. One license key allows activating the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and a laptop.
About the program: akvis.com/en/magnifier/index.php