BenVista - 9/22/2014
BenVista Releases PhotoZoom Pro 6
Today BenVista announced the release of their new photo resizing software PhotoZoom Pro 6. The product, available for OS X and Windows, works both
as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for various host programs such as Photoshop.
The PhotoZoom series is specialized in enlarging (and downsizing) digital images while preserving maximum quality. It is the only software to use BenVista's
in-house developed S-Spline resize technology. With PhotoZoom Pro 6, BenVista says to have further improved the technology, which has been
under development for the past fifteen years.
"In PhotoZoom Pro 6, we have reinforced our S-Spline Max algorithm with improved detection of tiny details and subtle edges. During enlargement, these
are now being reconstructed in a smart way, yielding extremely true-to-nature results. The improvements are particularly spectacular with low resolution
originals, which often contain lots of delicate details," says D.S. Schoolwerth, CEO at BenVista.
Schoolwerth adds, "Moreover, PhotoZoom Pro 6 comes with a new option to enhance the vividness of photos. This comes in very handy when
enlarging originals that look a bit dim or lacklustre. PhotoZoom Pro 6 will not only turn them into perfect enlargements, but can also bring these photos
to life by adding some extra sunshine."
Other improvements are split screen previewing for making live comparisons between different resize methods, improved GPU acceleration for increased
speed, and new presets that were specially designed for various types of photos and graphics. Also, PhotoZoom Pro 6 now supports Raw images both
as a plug-in and stand-alone application.
BenVista - 12/4/2012
BenVista Releases PhotoZoom 5
Today BenVista announced the release of their new photo resizing software PhotoZoom 5. The release includes two versions, PhotoZoom
Pro 5 and PhotoZoom Classic 5, which are available for both Windows and Mac platforms as of now.
The PhotoZoom series is specialized in enlarging and downsizing digital images while preserving their original quality, for which it uses BenVista's
patented, award-winning S-Spline(R) technologies. PhotoZoom 5 also removes noise and JPEG compression artifacts. Besides compatibility with
Windows 8 and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), PhotoZoom 5 introduces various new features and improvements.
Version 5 offers the option to combine cropping and resizing into one process. This makes it easy to for example convert a photo with a 4:3
width-to-height ratio into 16:9 (Full HD), without stretching the picture out of its original proportions. Instead, a specific area with proportions equal to
the output image is selected and resized.
BenVista's most advanced technology for enlarging and downsizing images is S-Spline Max. Although the technology creates excellent results, it also
requires a lot of computing power. To reduce processing time, PhotoZoom Pro 5 now uses both multi-core processors and GPU acceleration.
Says D.S. Schoolwerth, CEO at BenVista, "Quality-wise, S-Spline Max was already the number one image enlargement method in the world. But it was
not the fastest method around, so we are much pleased by the addition of GPU acceleration. It allows PhotoZoom Pro 5 to produce image
enlargements of the same excellent quality as PhotoZoom Pro 4, but it does the job up to five times faster."
PhotoZoom 5 comes with a redesigned interface layout, making it more accessible, flexible, and user-friendly. Another workflow improvement is the
new option to create "resize profiles". These are full compilations of the user's favorite settings which, once created, can be selected with a single click.