Extensis is adding a new product to its arsenal of tools for creative professionals: pxl SmartScale, a Photoshop plug-in for increasing the resolution of digital images.
SmartScale is designed to provide image scaling up to 1600 percent with no discernable loss in printed quality. With it, you can scale and crop images, adjust sharpness, edge detail and edge contrast settings, all within Photoshop (6.0.1 or higher) or Photoshop Elements (2.0 or higher). It’s compatible with Mac OS X (10.2.5 or higher) and Mac OS 9.2.2.
Powered by Celartem Inc.’s scaling (and patent pending) PixelLive technology, SmartScale preserves image clarity, color and brightness data while scaling. With it you can also preview your results on-the-fly, crop images, and control overall sharpness, as well as edge contrast and detail.
The English version of SmartScale is available now for download from the Extensis Web site for US$199.95. French, German and Japanese versions are due later this year.