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The Fix is in for home users - FixerLabs announces the launch of a Home version of SizeFixer, the professional image enlargement program.
FixerLabs, developers of award winning software for digital image enhancement and enlargement, today announced the launch of its first entry level software for image enlargement aimed at casual users. SizeFixer Home offers the same features as the professional version for images enlarged up to A4 size.
”There are a lot more people taking more pictures than ever before – especially with the popularity of the mobile phone with built in camera, “ comments Chris Bradley-Kidd, Marketing Director for FixerLabs, “If you combine this trend with extremely low cost A4 colour printers, there is a huge addressable market for software that intelligently enhances pictures for better printed results.”
FixerLabs’ range of professional digital image enhancement and enlargement software is widely used by thousands of professional photographers and designers across the world.
Watford based, FixerLabs have been a pioneer in the field of image enhancement and have scooped numerous awards including a converted Macworld editors choice award, an 8.5 out of 10 in Photoshop Creative magazine and an in depth and complementary review in the British journal of photography.
SizeFixer Home uses the same core engine as FixerLabs’ professional products, as Chris explains, “The majority of shareware or bundled image manipulation software included with consumer digital cameras and phones often use image resizing technology based on basic interpolation algorithms which produce blocky or distorted pictures.
“This is especially the case with mobile phone cameras which produce good results on a tiny LCD screen but are often disappointing when enlarged or printed out. Instead our software uses an intelligent process which analyses each pixel and the characteristics of the surrounding image to generate smoother curves, straighter lines and consistent colors and tones.” Chris adds.
The only difference between FixerLabs professional range and the new release is that the Home version is limited to A4 size enlargements while the Professional can scale images up to A0 – The size of a large billboard!
FixerLabs software also uses a unique database of camera types and lens configurations to deliver improved image results. The patented LensFIT technology supports over 300 cameras including the latest Canon EOS 5D and Nikon D50. FixerLabs is also the first company to produce image enhancement for specific camera phones namely the Nokia - N70 and N90
FixerLabs founder Tim Atherton developed much of the image enhancement technology for use in the field of radio telescope imaging and similar systems are used to decode images from the Hubble space telescope. SizeFixer Home will initially launch via the web on 1st of February with boxed copies available in leading high street retailers by the end of March.
“We are currently developing Home versions of our other products including NoiseFixer, FocusFixer and ShadowFixer which we plan to launch later in the year.” Chris concludes.