Let’s Improve Your Image

You know, probably one of the worst things you can do (socially that is), is post a really bad image.
Dan Smith

Dan Smith

A passion for podcasting to tell the world about the great things Rotary is doing.

You know, probably one of the worst things you can do (socially that is), is post a really bad image. Something small that gets blown up to fit the screen and looks like your deep in the London fog where you can’t see nothin.

We know that bothers a lot of you because we get a lot of complaints, excuse me “suggestions.”

It’s a question of resolution. Each picture is made up of little dots. The higher the resolution the more little dots in a square inch. When you increase the size of a low resolution image, there are only so many dots and it gets fuzzy.

Found a solution that seems to work. It’s https://www.aiseesoft.com/image-upscaler/ You just upload your little picture, choose how big you want to to be and it comes out really good. Maybe better than the original.

Here is one I did for the Charlie Cole podcast. The only image I could find is from Dacdb. it’s 150 x 188 pixels (that’s a measure like inches) and 72 DPI – Dots Per Inch. It already looks fuzzy but if we increase the size – not good, the image next to it is what it looks like when you blow it up.

Finally, on the right, this is what it looks like after using the Image Upscaler.

Any time I use an online service I always check it out as best I can. They say “if the product is free, you’re the product..” So checked the download, no viruses. Checked the company, looks good, no major flags. It looks like they offer some free services to introduce people to their paid services. Right now I am OK with using the service, but don’t just take my word for it. Always best to do your own research.

So the next time you want to use that tiny Dacdb image or anything less that 1200 pixels wide, you might want to do your audience a favor and boost that resolution.

Just saying …

2 Responses

  1. Wow! This upscaler is a great find, Dan! I have some old photos that I scanned of super-8 mm home movies (you know how small those positives are?) The photo resolution is really bad and this website really improved them.

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