With the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, a new image enlargement algorithm, “Preserve Details 2.0,” came as an improvement over the previous upsampling algorithm that had been in place since 2013. The 2.0 version provides better details when it comes to preparing the images for large-scaled prints and potentially reduces the need for an ultra-high-megapixel medium-format camera for large prints.
In this eight-minute video, photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz of Vibrant Shot Photo shows the difference in quality between the original and the new versions of the Preserve Details function. He demonstrates this on a beauty image he shot, and the results might surprise you.
Image upscaling is a significant and tricky process, and it is good to know the techniques involved in it, especially when sending your images to your clients. Rather than relying on the operators in the print centers, this new algorithm makes it easier to have full control over the print-ready images. While this feature may not be necessary for standard magazine-size prints, it will definitely be useful when it comes to large-scale prints for your wedding, fine art, or even advertising work.
To use this feature, go to the “Image” tab in Photoshop 2018 and select the “Image Size” down below. While entering higher values for the width and height of your image, don’t forget to select “Preserve Details 2.0” under the “Resample” option. Also, remember to keep your resolution at 300 ppi.
Have you ever tried this new feature? Did it work better for your prints? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.