Enlarge an image using Microsoft Publisher... A Honey Bear Playhomes Tip...

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Realizing that when you enlarge most images you loose image quality and make at most a fuzzy image if you ever need to enlarge a small image and turn it into a large one follow these simple steps:

1) Open your Microsoft Publisher as a poster
2) Paste in it the small image you wish enlarged.
3) Drag the corner of the image until it fills the page (or until it looses quality).
4) Then save the page as a PNG image to be cropped later to remove all the added white space. (if you save it as a 300dpi instead of the 150dpi it will most times increase the quality a great deal) Play around with it to make it suit your needs.

You can turn a 280x280px images into an image of 3000x3000 without much image quality loss. I have created some pretty awesome enlarged images this way and know that you all will as well. This is particularly excellent for creating high detail banners that pop instead of fizzle. It seems to work best if the beginning image is a PNG but will work with all formats.

Happy site building
Ed

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Must try that sometime, thanks Ed.
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Great tip Ed, thanks for sharing!
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Just for example...

280x280px


3271x3271 (don't forget to click the magnifying glass in the next window to see the true enlarged image)


And to share an image from my recent yet unshared project I just enlarged an image one minute ago that was a 187KB 433x719 pixel image and turned it into an 8MB 5400x7200 pixel image that I could not upload here due to its size... The enlarged PNG image was not a perfect enlargement as the edges are a little rough but those are easily blurred.

Here it is in the original state: 433x719px


And the image after I re-sized it from 8 MB to under 2MB to fit here. 1227x2106px (don't forget to click the magnifying glass in the next window to see the true enlarged image)


It works on photos to a point but again it all depends on the beginning image if you can enlarge it or not... Once you do it a few times you will find out the limitations.
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good tool to enlarge image, really professional and useful. with these simple steps, we can easily zoom image without losing image quality. thank you