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  • Can anyone enlarge this photo for me?

    In have a jpg of a hotrod I built several years ago and want to blow it up to 2x6 feet, so I can make a banner with it and put it up in my garage..

    As a former sign maker I know a little about file types, etc. 9but I don't know much about Photoshop, etc.) so I found a website where I could convert the jpg into an EPS file, but it didn't work! It converted it, but it was useless as an EPS because it was all pixelated when we blew it up!

    Can anyone do this enlargement (Photoshop, etc.) for me, and what would you charge to do it?

    HELP!!

    Phil in Illinois

  • #2
    unfortunately there is now fancy CSI style enlarge button. Assuming your image is a standard 3" x 5" at 300PPI (optimistically) your output at 2' x 6' is going to be about 20PPI. Even with some Photoshop wizardry the result will look fuzzy at best at any viewing distance under about 20'; in other words, it'll look okay from the driveway, unless you have a really big garage.
    Design is not decoration.

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    • #3
      Did you talk to the guys making the banner for you?
      When you say your image is a jpg, how big is it really? Is it 3x5 @300ppi?
      And are you cropping a smaller section out of that image?

      Don't go to .eps format. That's archaic now.
      But do talk to your banner shop. Depending on what it is, they may be able to enlarge it acceptably. The charge for that work may be minimal.
      But it all depends on the size and resolution of your jpg.
      GIGO rule applies.


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      • kemingMatters
        kemingMatters commented
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        We're not sure on the size of the original image, I was just using those figures as an example. I guessed at them because the OP gave the impression that it was an older image, so I was thinking in terms of what an average digital camera 10 years ago would likely produce.

    • #4
      Hi Phil and welcome to GDF.

      We do not allow requests for free work here. If you would like to hire someone to help you with your file, feel free to post in the Classifieds section.

      We ask all new members to read very important links here and here. These explain the rules, how the forum runs and a few inside jokes. No, you haven't done anything wrong, we ask every new member to read them. Your first few posts will be moderated, so don't panic if they don't show up immediately. Enjoy your stay.
      Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

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      • #5
        Yeah, I caught that, but wanted a starting point. If it is an old point and shoot, I don't imagine there will anything there to enlarge.

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        • kemingMatters
          kemingMatters commented
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          that was what I was thinking as well

      • #6
        Originally posted by rodbuilder View Post
        As a former sign maker I know a little about file types, etc. 9but I don't know much about Photoshop, etc.) so I found a website where I could convert the jpg into an EPS file, but it didn't work! It converted it, but it was useless as an EPS because it was all pixelated when we blew it up!

        Can anyone do this enlargement (Photoshop, etc.) for me, and what would you charge to do it?
        If you enlarged it once and saw pixelization or blurriness, it's a pretty good indication that there's just not enough information in the jpeg. There's no way to magically create detail that isn't there to begin with. All the enlarging software can do is average things out and use whatever algorithms are available within the program to sharpen up edges and blur out jpeg artifacts.

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        • #7
          If only we had those CSI "can you enlarge that?" equipment. They can make a clear image out of a handwritten sign reversed out in car rear view mirror bouncing off the windows across the street in the skyscraper.

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          • #8
            You can never "enlarge a photo" without loss of imagery. You can not get "Blade runner" type detail without the image being big already. You can purchase this resizing ( I forget the filter program ) for windows that can enhance and enlarge the image. That is about it..

            There are ways but the original image will have loss no matter what.

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            • #9
              RodBuilder...
              I am a sign maker, and I do this type of thing all the time for customers. I'll tell the same thing I tell them, send me the file and I'll show you what it will look like. If this is not allowed I apologize but I believe in helping others, as I'm new to this forum I would love to be able to offer any assistance I can. That being said send me the file and I'll let you know what I think can be done with it. No charge to look at it.

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              • #10
                This OP has not been back to the forum since this one post last March.
                Drive by.
                Doubtful you'll be getting any business from this one.

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                • #11
                  yea i really should pay attention to dates... lol

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                  • #12
                    There are many tools to resize an image such as: befunky, picmonkey etc.

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                    • PrintDriver
                      PrintDriver commented
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                      Uh huh.
                      They are talking banner as in something that is measured in feet. Not a website banner measured in pixels. Those things are junk.
                      The OP still hasn't been back to visit.

                  • #13
                    Hi Mix and welcome to GDF.

                    We ask all new members to read very important links here and here. These explain the rules, how the forum runs and a few inside jokes. No, you haven't done anything wrong, we ask every new member to read them. Your first few posts will be moderated, so don't panic if they don't show up immediately. Enjoy your stay.
                    Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

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