Tips and Tricks - Photoshop: Enlarging Photos

It is not recommended to enlarge photos beyond their original size due to pixelation issues. If it is a small image less than 800 × 600 px, your results will be boxy no matter what you do. However working with a higher resolution image can produce a more successful result. When you resize an image in the Image>Image Size menu, Photoshop uses interpolation to create the modified pixels. This process works best at 10% increments. Also check the box for Resample Image and choose Bicubic Smoother (best for enlargement) from the drop-down menu. So the next time you need to resize an image, try doing it a only at 10% increments until you get to your desired size. Please let us know here how it worked for your image.

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