December 23, 2009 — AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Magnifier v.3.0 for Windows and Macintosh, an efficient tool to resize digital images. Featuring advanced photo resizing algorithms, AKVIS Magnifier enlarges digital pictures to super-high resolution producing stunning enlargements and poster-size prints. The program is available as a plugin to a photo editor, as well as a standalone edition.
Version 3.0 offers a new interface and improved compatibility. Support for 64 bit has been added to the plug-in version (now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS4 64 bit); compatibility with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8; Compatibility with OS Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) and Windows 7. Added new measurement units to specify the size of the output image. In addition to pixels and per cent, it is now possible to set the size in centimeters, millimeters or inches. Upgrade for registered users is free.
AKVIS Magnifier allows resizing images without visible 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.3.0 offers a new interface and improved compatibility. Support for 64 bit has been added to the plug-in version (now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS4 64 bit); compatibility with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8; Compatibility with OS Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) and Windows 7.
Added new measurement units to specify the size of the output image. In addition to pixels and per cent, it is now possible to set the size in centimeters, millimeters or inches.
A new dialog box – Preferences - has been introduced. The dialog box contains the general program settings, such as switching on/off the Autorun mode, choosing the interface language, etc.
AKVIS Magnifier is available as a stand-alone application as well as a Photoshop plug-in.
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 http://akvis.com/en/magnifier/.
The registered users of Magnifier can update their version for free.
AKVIS Magnifier Home License (plug-in or standalone) sells for $ 129 USD or 99 Euro, downloadable from akvis.com. Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS plugins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle for $ 325 USD, a savings of $ 714 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