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Creating hi-res graphics

Jestermask

WinTMBG Professional
#1
I'm not sure if it's possible, but is there any way (using any kind of program) to make a graphic a higher resolution? I'm using a logo for some letterhead and I need to resize it to a larger picture, but when I do it gets all blurry an' stuff. So can it be done? Any help is GREAT. :D

~JM
 

Xie

- geek -
#2
Nope ... not that I'm aware of. You can go from higher -> lower but not vice versa as there isn't enough data in the image file for all the new pixels and thus the pixelation.
 
#3
If you were creating vector graphics with something like Macromedia Fireworks or Adobe Illustrator, you would be able to resize everything without causing pixelation.
 

Jestermask

WinTMBG Professional
#4
So then would it be possible to take an already-made graphic into one of those and resize it? Or would I have to actually create it in the program?

~JM
 
#7
You could try posting the original image here, along with the size you want it to be. Someone might be able to resize it for you with minimal distortion.
 

Xie

- geek -
#8
NetRyder said:
It would have to be created as a vector image from scratch, unfortunately.
NetRyder couldn't you open the image in something like illustrator and trace the image making a vector image that could then be increases in size w/out loss? I'm no artist so I'm just assuming here. I know I did something like this in a class I took but that involved scanning in an image as a vector image using some cool program and then you would be able to open it in illustrator and mess with. :)
 
#9
NetRyder said:
Someone might be able to resize it for you with minimal distortion.
Yeah, can be done through an interpolation process, basically blurring the resulting pixilation. There are a few 3rd party apps that do it for you, but you can only resize so much with limited image data.

I've had good luck gaining image data by printing the image on a decent printer then rescanning it, basically the same deal as interpolation but the scanner does all the work.
 
#10
Xie said:
NetRyder couldn't you open the image in something like illustrator and trace the image making a vector image that could then be increases in size w/out loss? I'm no artist so I'm just assuming here. I know I did something like this in a class I took but that involved scanning in an image as a vector image using some cool program and then you would be able to open it in illustrator and mess with. :)
Sure, that's possible.

But depending on the complexity of the raster image, it might not be all that easy to trace it to create the vector image either.
 

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