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Extensis launch pxl SmartScale for precise scaling of photographic images - Photoshop plug-in resizes digital images up to 1600%.
From digital photographers to graphic designers, creative professionals who manipulate digital images using Adobe Photoshop will benefit from SmartScales easy-to-use scaling interface. While seeing results in a real-time preview, users can scale and crop images, adjust sharpness, edge detail and edge contrast settings without ever leaving the Photoshop environment.
SmartScale is a breakthrough in scaling technology, said Lisa McCormack, SmartScale product manager for Extensis. Until now, creative professionals needed to rescan original negatives or use cumbersome software in order to create satisfactory images. Now with SmartScale users have an intuitive, easy-to-use software that delivers best-in-class results.
Using Celartems patent-pending PixelLive TM technology, SmartScale increases image resolution while preserving the original colour brightness and edge geometry. This information is then applied to the scaling process creating highest quality press-ready results.
About pxl SmartScale
Powered by Celartem, Incs advanced scaling technology, Extensis SmartScale offers an easy, intuitive way to scale images up to 1600% with no discernable loss in printed quality by preserving image clarity, colour and brightness data. SmartScales unique interface allows users to preview their results on-the-fly, crop images, and control overall sharpness as well as edge contrast and detail.
SmartScale will support Macintosh Operating System 9.2.2 and Mac OS X (v 10.2.5 or higher), Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1 or higher, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 or higher, and requires a Macintosh PowerPC G3, G4, or G4 dual processor with 128 MB of system RAM (256 suggested).
SmartScale will also support Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 and XP, Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1 or higher, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 or higher, and requires a Pentium III, 4 or faster processor with 128 MB of system RAM (256 suggested).
Pricing and Availability
The English version of SmartScale is available now for download from the Extensis website. SmartScales price will be 149.99 for full product and a competitive upgrade is available for 99.99.