This technology transcends older Adobe solutions allowing you to get bigger prints of premium quality. With Adobe Super Resolution, boosting the resolution of heavily cropped photos for making large prints is a cinch. It relies on the exact algorithm of Artificial Intelligence transcending other tools that struggle to fill in the missing pixels.
Adobe Super Resolution: Main Benefits
Adobe developers introduced Super Resolution in Camera Raw 13.2 to provide users with the ability to upsample any pic essentially doubling the length and height of the source file. For instance, if you deal with a 12MP original file, you can easily turn it into a 48MP pic, whereas increasing a 48MP image resolution up to 192MP is not a problem as well.
Instead of using classic upsampling technologies like Preserve Details and Bicubic Smoother, Super Resolution relies on AI upsampling tech that was trained by processing “millions of images” to provide pics of impressive quality.
Easy Upscaling Process for Any RAW Files
The Camera RAW boasts a straightforward interface, which makes the application of Super Resolution to any RAW file an intuitive and speedy procedure. Even if you are just making strides in the editing field, enlarging pics by taking advantage of this feature won’t be a problem. All you need to increase resolution in Photoshop or Lightroom is to open a photo in Camera Raw dialog, click it with the right mouse button, and choose “Enhance”. Afterward, the system will show how much time is needed to finish the process.
The resulting raw file will be in DNG format and feature a refined image. Besides, a new pic will also have all previously done edits so you won’t need to start your retouching anew. Not only that, it is possible to tweak a DNG file by refining it with your favorite adjustments or presets.
Bulk enhancement is the most appealing feature for me. With it, applying the Adobe Super Resolution function to multiple pics at once is as easy as a pie. All you need to do is to check the required images in the filmstrip and click the Enhance button.
Increase the Quality of Low-Resolution Images
When it comes to image enhancement, I strongly recommend choosing RAW files to achieve the best possible results, especially for further printing. The reason is that this format holds a greater amount of data for processing. However, many editors also work with JPGs, PNGs, and TIFFs and get perfect images in the end.
So, if your images were taken on an old camera and have low resolution, this new Adobe feature can help you fix the problem. With it, boosting image resolution to meet today’s quality standards is a worry-free experience.
But note that the processed file should be less than 65,000 pixels on the long side and the megapixel count should not go above 500. Keep in mind that improved images in DNG format are ten times larger than the source RAW files. With that said, file size is probably the most considerable minus of this technology.
Quickly Prepare Images for Large Prints
If you need to make large prints, your images should have many pixels. However, even modern cameras cannot deliver photos of super high resolution. For example, the majority of smartphones are fitted with a 12-megapixel camera, whereas most cameras enter the 24-megapixel range. This quality is enough for posting online or sharing pics with friends.
To enlarge a picture for printing and create an eye-catching composition to hang on the wall, high resolution is a necessity, as it helps keep edges clean and preserve details. With Adobe Super Resolution, you can make large prints from any image turning a 12MP pic to 48MP — equivalent to a 16” x 24” photo.
AI-Trained Algorithm for Accurate Pixel Upscaling
Many photo enlargement software employ classic upscaling algorithms that cannot boast a high level of accuracy. Outdated image-enhancing technology does not know how to fill in missing pixels, delivering blurry images of low quality. Super Resolution uses AI when fulfilling the task of picture resampling. The developers uploaded millions of low-resolution pics, which were upscaled, to the system and set it to compare these terribly-looking pics with source files of excellent quality.
Gradually, the software learned how to keep even minor detail while interpolating the file. No matter whether you need to enhance portraits, wildlife, architecture, or other photography types, Super Resolution can help you achieve unbelievable results. Another advantage is that pictures edited using this feature lack color artifacts, noise, or waxy-looking areas.
Crop Photos Tightly Without Losing the Quality
To take photos being far away from the subject results in pictures, in which a person occupies only a small part of an image. To focus on a model, you need to crop a photo at post-production reducing its size, thus lowering its resolution. With this tool, cropping a pic preserving its quality is a breeze. Clear images and clean edges even in close-ups are possible using this cutting-edge technology.