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STOIK Smart Resizer Improves Enlargement of Artificial and Natural Scenes

STOIK Smart Resizer Improves Enlargement of Artificial and Natural Scenes

STOIK Imaging updates STOIK Smart Resizer, an advanced photo enlargement tool, with new and improved resampling algorithms. The updated STOIK Smart Resize algorithm features two new scene-oriented options for processing natural and artificial scenes. In addition, the newest release adds full Windows 7 compatibility, and integrates with STOIK’s latest version of a photo processing suite, STOIK Imagic 5.

The two additional scene-oriented resizing modes apply newly designated algorithms to provide quality enlargements of landscape and natural images (“Natural Scene”), cityscapes or man-made objects (“Artificial Scene”). The “Natural Scene” resizing method applies advanced fractal-based algorithms that give natural look to landscape images with lots of irregular detail and natural shapes. In contrast, the “Artificial Scene” mode detects straight lines, gradients, curves and shapes, making it a perfect choice for resizing pictures of signs, architecture, cars, marinas, human faces, and artificial objects.

About STOIK Smart Resizer

STOIK Smart Resizer gives artists and photographers the ability to reduce or enlarge images up to 1000% without perceivable loss of quality. A variety of intelligent image resizing algorithms allow shrinking or upsizing digital pictures of different nature while maintaining edge crispness, clarity, and level of detail of the original. The ability to reduce image size is often required when producing image thumbnails, portfolios, and galleries, while upsizing pictures is indispensible when printing enlargements and banner-size pictures or uploading to demanding stock agencies.

Compared to most photo editing tools offering a limited number of basic resize options such as Linear, Bilinear, and Bicubic, STOIK Smart Resizer provides a variety of algorithms to better suit the purpose as well as the particular scene. Fractal-based “Natural Scene” algorithm takes care of irregular shapes and fine details present in landscape and nature shots, while the “Artificial Scene” mode is well-suited for handling straight lines, gradients, reflections, curves and simple shapes present in cityscapes, architectural and object shots.

In addition, the fully automatic “Smart Resize” algorithm performs a comprehensive analysis of image content to detect common patterns such as natural textures, contours, and line art, applying adaptive interpolation methods selectively to specific areas in the image. The combination of methods and algorithms used in STOIK Smart Resizer produces crisp, detailed enlargements displaying no or little loss of perceivable sharpness when examined up close.

Pricing and Availability

STOIK Smart Resizer is available as a free, time-limited evaluation download. The unlimited full version is available for $49. 

More information as well as the free download are available at STOIK Smart Resizer product page

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