Imagener is a digital image resizer which can enlarge images without pixelation and with virtually no loss of image quality.
|NOTE: the review only pertains to the version/date mentioned above. Subsequent versions could be quite different from the reviewed version.
It features a strongly enhanced interpolation technology which maintains the sharpness of the original image, supports popular bitmap formats (BMP, EMF, GIF, JPG, PCD, PCX, PNG, PSD, TGA, TIF & WMF), and more.
Anybody who uses digital images -- Webmasters, digital camera owners, graphic artists, DTP users, etc. -- needs
to be able to resize an image and maintain the original quality. Even the most expensive graphics programs have
trouble doing this without the image becoming fuzzy and highly pixelated.
This amazing tool allows you to enlarge an image and still keep it crisp and clean. We took a BMP image which was 384 x 256 pixels in size and then increased that image by 300% (to 1162 x 768) and then decreased that new image by 33% so it was virtually the same size as the original (actually 380 x 253). The image that resulted was very slightly darker than the original and it lost only a tiny amount of detail. Compared to what a major photo-editing program would do, it was perfect!
We had some trouble getting it to read GIF images and we suspect that
it does not like the GIF89a format, which is the most popular GIF format
on the Internet. [Kneson Software
note: The GIF89a (LZW
compression) format is supported in both the Enhanced and Professional
versions, not in the version that was used for this review]
That aside, Imagener Standard is an absolutely "must have" program for anyone who has to resize images and, in the area of image resizing, it makes $1,000+ photo-editing programs look cheap and nasty.
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