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How to enlarge an image in Photoshop

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How to enlarge an image in Photoshop: You’ve finally found an image to post on your blog – it’s pretty much perfect, if it weren’t for the fact that it’s a little too small for your taste. Have you tried resizing it with Photoshop, but you didn’t like the final result at all, since after the changes the photo is grainy. Well, obviously you are not aware of the fact that in Photoshop there is a function that allows you to enlarge images without losing their quality excessively.

You do not believe me? So let me prove it to you with this tutorial on how to enlarge an image in Photoshop. I assure you that even if, from what I understand, you are not a great expert in the use of photo editing programs, you will have no problem in achieving the desired result (it being understood that miracles cannot be done!).

Strength and courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next lines and, more importantly, implement the “tips” that I will give you, so as not to have problems enlarging a photo on Photoshop. I wish you good reading and, above all, have fun!

How to enlarge an image in Photoshop on a computer

Let’s start with how to enlarge an image with Photoshop through the classic desktop version of the program which, I remind you, is included in the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography planthe cost of which starts from 12.19 euros / month (with free trial for 7 days). More info here.

First, therefore, you have to start Photoshop on your computer and import the photo you want to enlarge into the program. To do this, open the menu Fileat the top left, select the item You open from the latter and select the file to operate on. Otherwise, if you prefer, simply drag the latter into the main Photoshop window – it’s the same.

Next, you need to make sure that the copy of Photoshop installed on your computer has a setting active that allows you to enlarge images without suffering quality loss. If you use Windowsopen the menu Edit and select the items Preferences> Technology Previews from the latter. If you use macOSinstead, open the menu Photoshop (top left, in the menu bar) and then select the items Preferences> Technology Previews from the latter.

Photoshop technology previews

Now, in the opened window, make sure there is a check mark on the box Turn on Maintain Details 2.0 Magnification (otherwise check the box in question) and click on the button OK. By doing so, when you go to enlarge the image, the Photoshop algorithm will reconstruct the details, minimizing the loss of quality.

Now you can finally zoom in on the photo. To do this, open the menu Image Photoshop, select the item Image size from the latter and, in the window that opens, set the new size of the photo you are working on: to do this, change the value in the text field Length and make sure the symbol is selected chain on the left, so that theheight image.

After choosing the new photo size, put the check mark in the box Resample (actually it should already be checked by default), open the drop-down menu next to it and select the item Keep Details 2.0 from the latter (if you do not see the wording in question, evidently you have skipped the steps that I have listed in the previous lines).

Zoom Photoshop CC image

Finally, reduce the noise in the image by moving the cursor located in correspondence with the wording Reduce Noise: I advise you not to exaggerate too much, otherwise the image will seem “fake” and unnatural (never go beyond the 40-50%). When you are ready to do so, then click on the button OK And that’s it.

Mission accomplished! As you can see, the image will be enlarged considerably (based on the size you have decided to set) and there will not be an excessive loss of quality (always within the limits of the possible).

Now you just have to save the output image: then open the menu File Photoshop, select the items Export> Export As from the latter and, in the window that opens, choose the position and the format of the output file. In the end, exports the photo by clicking on the appropriate button.

How to enlarge an image in Photoshop online


Desires zoom an image in Photoshop online? Although there is an online version of Photoshop with which it is possible to do this, in this guide I preferred to tell you about a third-party solution, which is called Photopeaas unlike Photoshop on the web it is free and usable on all major browsers.

Being developed in HTML5, Photopea does not require the installation of additional plugins. Before explaining how it works, I would like to tell you that the service is basically free, but on the page there are advertising banners (not at all invasive) which, if desired, you can remove by subscribing to the Premium subscription, which starts at 9 dollars / month and also offers access to some extra features.

To zoom in on an image with Photopea, link to his main pageclick the (x) which is located at the top right, to eliminate the welcome message of the service and, if necessary, translate its user interface into Italian, by clicking on the item Italian present in the menu More> Language at the top right.

Now, import the photo of your interest by selecting the item You open… from the menu File which is placed at the top left. Next, to zoom in on the image, open the menu Image at the top left and click on the item Image size.

In the window that opens, make sure the icon is selected chain placed between the text fields Length And Height (so that both dimensions are automatically adjusted, keeping the original aspect ratio of the image) and modify the aforementioned values ​​as you prefer.

Then put the check mark on the box Resample (actually it should already be checked), open the menu Interpolation and select the interpolation methods you prefer to use to complete the operation: from the tests I did, the methods that seem to work best are Bilinear And Bicubic Sharper. When you are ready to do so, confirm the operation by clicking on the button OK present in the window Image size And that’s it.

When finished, if you are satisfied with the result, select the item Export as from the menu File (located at the top left), choose the output format in which you want to export the image and, finally, press the button Saveto download it to your PC.

How to enlarge an image in Photoshop on smartphones and tablets

If you want to take action from smartphone or tabletyou can resort to the third-party application, called Photo Resizer, which is useful for the purpose. Basically it is free, but to remove the advertising you have to pay 12.99 euros. It is available for Android (see if there is any alternative store, in case you have a device without Google services) e iOS / iPadOS.

After installing and starting the app, grant it the necessary permissions to work, press the button No, I want to see less relevant advertisements and then tap the button I accept. Subsequently, press the icon of camera to acquire a photo at the moment or on that of the postcard to import one from the gallery.

Then change the parameters Length And Heightsetting the new dimensions that the output image must have, click on the icon of arrow pointing down or on the symbol of sharingin order to save the edited photo or share it with other users.