How to increase the size of an image without easily losing quality

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Since different branches of work use different photo editors, to improve their captures, the problem is when the image quality is compromised to improve said photo.

One of the most common situations in which images they tend to lose their quality is when they are increased in size, so many people have chosen to find better solutions or programs to help them in this situation.

For this reason, within this post, we want to teach you the best tools and tricks with which you can resize your image, without losing its quality.



Enlarge an image, using SmillaEnlarger to not lose quality

Although it may seem impossible, we can find on the web a wonderful tool that will help us enlarge our images without losing its qualities.

We refer to SmillaEnlarger, which is a free program, totally free and open source, which will allow us to be able to enlarge our images almost perfectly and with it, to be able to preserve completely the quality  and the definition of the photographs.

For this task, this program has a number of algorithms and also of filters, specially designed to prevent the typical defects generated during the image enlargement process.

The function of these algorithms operates in such a way that it begins to fill in the missing information, and in this way it offers as a result that its extension is well defined and of excellent quality.

How SmillaEnlarger works

When the application starts running and we proceed to load the image we want to modify and enlarge, we can use the controls that are on the left interface, in order to determine what the new size the image will have or will lack photography.



If we want to have greater control of the image and with it be able to manipulate it more comfortably, we can use the six filters that are on the right, then proceed to click on the button " Preview ”And in this way to be able to verify that all the adjustments we have made are correct.

Once the edition is finished, we have to click on the " Zoom in and save ”And with this will start the enlargement of the image we have selected.

It is important to point out that the zoom controls available to the application are available in order to obtain one display almost perfect and detailed of all the damage that an image can have once the various filters have been applied to hers magnification.


The application allows you to use 6 filters, in total with which you will have the possibility to modify the image and its size, these filters are:  Sharpness, PreSharpen, DeNoise, Flatness, Dithering and FracNoise.

If you have any doubts about the amount of effects you can or should apply, we recommend that you start by adjusting the sliders in their entirety and placing them in the center, with which you will positively obtain an optimal result.


After that, you'll just have to start identifying which one will be the best relationship which can be provided between filters for best results and adapted to what you want for the picture in general.


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