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- Jan 29, 2011
The technique is a good one, for reducing noise. As my crops show it can result in less apparent spatial resolution, but you will get detail back that is lost to noise in a single shot.Marsu42 said:I'm nowhere near promoting this technique, but imho in theory upscaling *can* result in more res on select images.privatebydesign said:What additional detail is visible is so because there is less noise, there is no more spatial resolution.
OnOne has pioneered this with their "genuine fractals" PS plugin, which was the most stupid name ever because no one understood what it did. Afaik it's part of their plugin suite now. The idea - to my understanding - is smart extrapolating, i.e. not straight lines but more "natural" patterns, too. When I tried it it worked, and while I'm not a big fan of too much image cooking beats any other upscaling method.
So even if this super-resolution doesn't get you terrapixel shots, it's probably nice to have as an additional method in the tool bag if a shot doesn't have enough metapixies. At least, it seems it cannot make the image worse :->
Apart from the bits where it did!