Re: How can I smoother pic?

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Posted by webmaster Guido on November 23, 2001 at 04:21:12:

In Reply to: How can I smoother pic? posted by Jhemp on November 22, 2001 at 23:43:44:

: Hello I have a problem i made a movie bigger and now it's full of pixels! the lines don't look linke lines they look like stairs! what can i do against that??


There are only a certain amount of pixels (picture elements, image points) in an image. When you "blow up" the image, the software will "extrapolate" the extra needed new pixels from their original neigbours. This is done by either simply repeating original pixels to fill in the gaps, or nowadays in most cases by calculating intermediate values (this gives a somewhat smoother image).

Anyway, you can not magnify information that isn't there. Above a certain magnification, your images will always look "ragged", no matter what smoothing techniques you use. If you over-smooth, the image becomes blurry ("soft").

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