One of the features tucked away within Adobe’s Camera Raw 13.2 is an Enhance feature
It claims the ability to double your resolution, but does it work?
Lets take a quick look
How does it work?
Once you have imported your raw file into Camera Raw, right click on your image
I would suggest working with one file at a time, as is seems to be memory hungry
Your new file will be saved as a .dng file, with the original name with -Enhanced added
Open the .dng version of you file, and you will have your new Super Enhanced version
What does it do?
At a glance, it does indeed double your resolution
So on my 5Ds a full sized processed file at 8bit would be 144mg at 8688 x 5792 pixels
Using the enhance feature the file at 8 bit is 575mg at 17376 x 11584 pixels
Twice the height and width, and four times the area
But does it work, well sort of
Its seems to deal well with most things, but struggles with some textures as we will see
All in all, not to bad really, but lets look at this next image
So lets have a closer look
It is a little hard to pick up on the differences online, everything is JPGed, where as the originals are all full sized .PSDs
But i assure you, there is a big and noticeable difference
Perhaps the biggest test will be an actual output, a full sized C-Type or Bromide print
With that in mind, we will look at some real world results in part two of this blog in a week or so