Skip to comments.FReeper Photo Help Needed (Vanity obviously)
Posted on 12/18/2010 3:06:14 PM PST by leapfrog0202
Sorry to post a vanity, but I am looking for some technical help having to do with photos.
A good friend lost her only photos of her son and managed to pull a few off of Classmates.com, but sadly, they are that tiny thumbnail size. (Her ex has custody of the boy, she the girl & he hasn't allowed him to visit in 2 years so the photos mean a lot to her)
I've tried basic stuff to enlarge the photos for her, but of course the larger they get, the blurrier they get. She knows less than I do about stuff like this so I'm appealing to the folks that seem to know something about everything ~ FReepers!
If anyone can help, please let me know. Whether it's a program I can download or whatever, I'm up for it. I just want to help her as she's really missing her son. Thanks.
Adobe Illustrator, maybe? But that might be a long shot.
Unfortunately you can’t make the smaller compressed thumbnails any bigger without the dithering/blurring of the pixels. Is she able to get back on classmates and click on the thumbnails? Sometimes that will take you back to a full size jpg image that can be snagged...then she can make, for example, depending on size of the image, a hard copy for a picture frame or whatever.
Got a link to the thumbnails at Classmatewhatever?
Might be helpful.
You probably don’t want to post actual pictures of the kid for privacy reasons.
Link to the album at classmates.com
Thanks to everyone that has responded. She did sign in and click the thumbnails, but evidently once they’re uploaded there, they are unable to be expanded. All she’s gotten is the same thumbnail.
If we can’t do it, I understand, she’s pretty resigned to not being able to make them larger, but I thought I’d try. I’ve never seen such a wealth of knowledge as I’ve seen on here!
Thanks again everyone.
Here’s something I did once. It’s kind of a round-about solution and the result wasn’t perfect, but it might be an improvement.
First I had a professional glossy print made of the small photo. Then I took that print and scanned it at extremely high resolution, probably something like 1200 dpi. That allowed me to sort of fake in the extra detail I needed to enlarge the photo.
Good idea - thanks.
Unfortunately, a photo like that can’t be blown up without becoming pixelated.
Can you remove the photo for me please? Someone mentioned I should take the photo out and I agree. Thank you.
Thank you. That’s what I thought. :-(
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Sorry, I replied without checking the exact size of the photo. I don’t think what I suggested what work on one that tiny.
Sorry, but nothing can be done.
Unless she’s been banished from the family or something, maybe there is a relative that could get her some pictures or post them to facebook or something?
Have you tried enlarging on a copy machine ?
Unless shes been banished from the family or something, maybe there is a relative that could get her some pictures or post them to facebook or something?
Sadly it’s pretty close to that w/the ex’s family. Thanks again everyone!
Each thumb is only a few pixels high by a few pixels wide and when you try to enlarge it each pixel will be enlarged so that you will have nothing but a bigger view of each pixel.
Even the best software will try to interpolate the pixels and you will just get a photo that looks like the camera lens was smeared with Vaseline.
Exactly what I was thinking. I just tried making it 500% bigger and it is out of focus.
I would even try printing it and then scanning it, just too see what happens.
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