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OnOne Genuine Fractals 5.0 photoshop plug-in

£80 inc VAT

Manufacturer: onOne Software

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Need to turn that postage stamp-sized snap taken on your mobile into a life-size poster? OnOne Genuine Fractals 5.0 could turn out to be a lifesaver.

Need to turn that postage stamp-sized snap taken on your mobile into a life-size poster? OnOne Genuine Fractals 5.0 could turn out to be a lifesaver. This Photoshop and Photoshop Elements plug-in lets you enlarge digital images way beyond their original size, while sacrificing little quality.

The ability to beef up the resolution of an image by adding extra pixels to it isn't new. Most scanners and digital cameras offer such an interpolation option under a variety of guises. But getting decent, unfuzzy results is tougher. OnOne Genuine Fractals 5.0 takes a fresh approach. It analyses blocks of pixels looking for repeating patterns and stores these as resolution-independent fractal algorithms - this latest version of OnOne Genuine Fractals 5.0 claims it can resize up to 1,000 percent without loss of detail.

OnOne Genuine Fractals 5.0 Expert Verdict »

Windows XP SP2/Vista
Photoshop CS2 or Photoshop Elements 4.0 or later
512MB of RAM
8MB of hard disk space
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 8 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

OnOne Genuine Fractals 5.0 is a big improvement on its predecessor. We'd recommend it for professionals to output high resolution files. Home users, however, might not find it to justify the asking price.

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