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Use a Low Resolution Image with Filters

Add blurry pixels to fool the eye

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Filter Low Rez Images

Trick the eye into seeing what's not there with special effects and filters

You can sometimes trick the eye into believing that a low-resolution image has more data (information) in the file than it really has. This is especially useful when you must enlarge the low-res image. After enlarging, apply some special effects such as watercolor effects, motion blur, or noise filters. For best effect, place the image in the background with some higher-resolution image or text in the foreground.

In the sidebar illustration, after enlarging a low resolution photo of wildflowers (round inset), a painterly "Impressionist" special effect (from Corel Photo-Paint) was applied. Text (not shown) with a feathered shadow was placed in the foreground.

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