ON1, the creators of Photo RAW and a range of other photography software packages have just announced that pre-orders are opening for ON1 Resize AI. Whilst pre-orders open at 9AM on the 15th of March 2022 (Eastern Time), the release of the software is expected to be around April 2022 with future updates bringing in into other packages (i.e. Photo RAW 2022).

Whilst ON1 Resize (formally Genuine Fractals) has been around for over 20 years, ON1 Resize AI is the next-generation photo enlargement software which aims to deliver better results and the highest quality photo enlargements using AI technology. Existing (non-AI) methods of photo enlargement or interpolation make up new pixels (and increase resolution) by copying those around them which can leave the enlarged photos with less detail, soft edges and increased amounts of noise. ON1 Resize AI uses machine learning to study the different details that we can see in the world (i.e. animal fur, grass, leaves, skin) and allows the software to upscale photos and textures to increased sizes leaving photographers with ultra-high resolution images.

ON1 reports the key differentiators for ON1 Resize AI to include:

Crisp Details — ON1 Resize AI upscales your photo to the desired size and sharpens the final details incredibly well. Great examples are seen in photos with tiny hairs or feathers.

Creating Large Prints — At its core, making stunning poster-sized prints is where ON1 Resize AI excels. Easily crop to the paper size, AI-resize the photo with the ultimate detail, and then print it directly or save the file to send to a photo lab.

Ultra-Resolution — Crop a portion of your photo and still have amazing quality and detail. It can equate to having a longer lens without the expense or weight.

Breathe New Life into Old Photos — With older files and photos, the size and quality do not compare to what is available today. ON1 Resize AI allows for remastering old images and making them larger, sharper, and cleaner than ever before.

Reduce JPG Artifacts — Whether over-compressed and even small photos, ON1 Resize AI can reduce the JPG compression artifacts while creating new details, leading to an increase in resolution and higher quality upscaled images.

Upscale Video Stills — Use Resize AI on a still frame captured from your video editor to create high-quality prints.

Create Gallery Wraps — ON1 Resize AI's unique gallery wrap feature can add reflected or stretched wings to the edge of your photo so you can make a gallery wrap without losing any image area.

Tiling — Divide the photo into tiles or strips to make it easier to print a mural. You control the size of the tiles and how much they overlap for trimming.

Batch Processing – The powerful batch-processing engine in ON1 Resize AI lets you enlarge a group of photos and control how they are named, what file type they are, where to save them, their metadata, and add watermarks.

Fill the Page — Your camera's size or aspect ratio often doesn't fit your printer. In these cases, recomposing or cropping the photo is necessary to fill the page. Other apps make this more difficult as you need to consider the size of paper and resolution so you can crop and resize simultaneously. ON1 Resize AI combines these functions, making it easy to fill the page in a single step.

Easier Printing — When it comes to preparing your photo to print, knowing the proper resolution for your printer and the correct amount of sharpening for your paper choice can be daunting. ON1 Resize AI's built-in presets make this a breeze. Pick the kind of printer, the type of paper, and the size.

Softproofing— View a simulation of how your image will look when printed based on specific printer and paper profiles.

Works as a Plugin — ON1 Resize AI works as a standalone application and plugin from many popular photography apps like Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One, Affinity Photo, Apple Photos, and Corel Paintshop Pro.

Powerful Workflow Integration — Resize AI goes beyond the average plugins. In CaptureOne and Lightroom you can batch process easily with powerful new resizing options. And in Adobe Photoshop it can handle layered files with masks, alpha channels, text, and adjustment layers in RGB as well as CMYK, Grayscale and LAB. This makes it perfect for not just photographers, but also graphic artists and print agencies.

ON1 Press Release

ON1 Resize AI will be available as an individual plugin and standalone application, and will also be part of the ON1 Professional Plugin Bundle. Resize AI will also be available inside ON1 Photo RAW 2022 in a future update (coming soon after the release of Resaize AI) for free. Anyone who owns the individual product ON1 Resize 2022 will recieve ON1 Resize AI as a free update. The cost for ON1 Resize AI is expected to be $99.99 USD for the individual plugin, and $149.99 USD for the Professional Plugin Bundle (including the five ON1 professional plugins).

Example image (provided by ON1) showing the increase in detail.

If you are interested in finding out more about ON1 Resize AI, you can click on any of the links in this post, or you can click here.

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