Imagener includes two levels of technology in four total enlargement engines that enlarge images beyond what most photo software is capable of. The first level is implemented in Imagener Enhanced and Professional - they are called "Resample Methods":
- Kneson Progressive
- Kneson Progressive++
Each photo enlargement engine is effective on its own. As
mentioned in our resample methods newsletter (click
here) - you should experiment with all enlargement engines depending on the
The most sophisticated level is found only in Imagener Unlimited. Not surprisingly its Resample Method is called:
also find 3 lesser "enlargement engines" in Imagener's drop-down box of Resample Methods:
These methods are simple enlargement
algorithms developed over two decades ago used in software products
like Adobe Photoshop® and Paint Shop Pro®. While these products are
excellent in what they do for digital images, they still have not
improved on how they enlarge photos. The best enlargement algorithm
they can provide is Bicubic enlargement as we discussed on our
sister website Photoenlargement.org.
Kneson Software recognized this shortcoming as far back as 1994 when
we began development on the Imagener line of enlargement technologies.
The "Kneson," "Kneson Progressive," and "Kneson Progressive++"
enlargement engines represent a vast improvement in the intelligence
used to zoom in on digital images. Imagener enlargement engines
analyze pixels well removed from each targeted pixel, then estimate
how colors change
on the overall pattern of the particular image. This fills in
areas with pixels and colors based on more image information
and enlarges photos to allow identification of image
content that was not possible before.