today announced the launch of pxl SmartScale, a new Photoshop plug-in for increasing
the resolution of digital images without compromising quality. Powered by Celartem,
Inc.s advanced scaling technology, PixelLive TM, SmartScale offers easy,
intuitive image scaling up to 1600% with no discernable loss in printed quality.
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
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).