Zoom Engine is a Photoshop-compatible plugin for enlarging images. Easy to use and with a great versatility, it is able to handle a wide range of images, while offering results higher than common or even specialized tools. With Zoom Engine you have access to a set of effective enlargement methods, including a unique and intelligent method, called CZ2b, for achieving enlargements that look crisp and detailed, and that even starting from very small images or of poor quality!
New in version 1.2: The CZ2 algorithm has been tweaked and replaced by CZ2b. Basically the new algorithm handle better high frequencies content, and gives sligthly more regular edges. Also the interface is a bit better.
Zoom Engine works in two steps:
Increase canvas of your picture to the final size you wish.
Zoom Engine has among others, the following features:
High quality method CZ2b.
Lanczos and Blackman interpolations with the kernel radius you wish.
Customizable bicubic method!
Can be used for batch processing.
Supports 16bits mode.
Comparisons with CZ2b: On this page, thumbnails of 4 test images used. To see original pictures and enlargements, click on each corresponding links below. You can also directly browse the folder containning these images (by clicking left icon).