onOne Software, Inc., announces today the immediate availability of its Photoshop® CS3 compatible Genuine Fractals 5 and Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5 Photoshop plug-ins. Featuring improved scaling technology, faster performance, several new features, a new user interface and greater ease of use, Genuine Fractals 5 now enables users to enlarge their digital images over 1000% (10,000% area equivalent) with no loss in image quality.
"Since its original introduction 10 years ago, Genuine Fractals software has defined the category for high-quality image-scaling and ease of use to become the industry standard for image enlargements," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. "Perfect for any photographer who needs to make sharp large format and poster sized prints as well as graphic designers, this complete overhaul of Genuine Fractals makes it easier than ever to produce prints with no loss of sharpness or details from their digital image files."
The new version of onOne Software's flagship product Genuine Fractals features several new improvements and workflow enhancements including:
New User Interface & Photoshop CS3 Compatibility - In addition to being compatible with Photoshop CS3, Genuine Fractals 5 has been rewritten as a Universal Binary to be fully compatible with both PowerPC and Intel-based Macintosh computers. Genuine Fractals 5 also has a brand-new user interface that streamlines the image scaling process.
Improved Scaling Algorithm - The patented scaling algorithm in Genuine Fractals has been overhauled to now allow for over 1000% (10,000% area equivalent) enlargements with no loss in detail.
Multi-processor Support - Genuine Fractals 5 fully supports multi-processor computers such as dual processor and dual core computers as well as AltiVec and SSE acceleration to deliver superior scaling results faster than ever before (up to 5x faster than the previous version).
Document Size Presets -Genuine Fractals 5 allows users to crop and resize images in a single step with over 70 built-in document size presets.
Robust Layer Support - Genuine Fractals 5 supports resizing Photoshop files with multiple layers, including adjustment layers, non-rasterized text layers, smart objects, paths and alpha channels. Genuine Fractals 5 no longer require files to be flattened before scaling
Texture Controls - For the first time ever, users now have access to the key variables in the patented Genuine Fractals scaling algorithm. Users can adjust the amount of detail that is "pulled out" of continuous tone areas as well as control how strongly the algorithm works on edges and areas of high contrast.
Built-In Sharpening Controls - Genuine Fractals 5 gives users the option to add sharpening to a file during the scaling process. Users have control over the amount of sharpening that is applied and they can preview the sharpening results before the one step scaling and sharpening process.
Built-In Film Grain Controls - Genuine Fractals 5 also gives users the option to add simulated film grain after a file has been scaled.Users have control over the amount of film grain that is applied and get a preview of the results; and it can be combined with the new sharpening controls if desired.
Photoshop Action Support - Genuine Fractals 5 lets users record actions for multiple sizes and easily batch process an entire folder of images making it an ideal solution for the video industry to resize individual frames to be resized from standard to high-definition quality.
Additional file format Support - Genuine Fractals 5 supports 8-bit and 16-bit RGB and Grayscale images. Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5 also offers additional support for CMYK and LAB color modes.
New "Show Me How" video tutorials - Built-in tutorials help users understand the controls in Genuine Fractals 5 to get up and running quickly.