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Reshade Giveaway
$89
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Giveaway of the day — Reshade

Increase the size of images maintaining quality and realism.
$89 EXPIRED
User rating: 878 (74%) 301 (26%) 308 comments

Reshade was available as a giveaway on February 9, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$39.99
free today
Removes unwanted programs down to the last byte!

Reshade helps you enlarge images without losing quality. Quickly and easily resize images using the automatic settings or get in full control and manually tweak the results to perfection.

Having the most advanced features of any resizing application Reshade allows accurate, high quality and realistic enlargements at any zoom factor. Go ahead and try it, express yourself!

Main Features

  • Innovative scaling algorithm - allows for over 2000% enlargements with no loss in clarity;
  • Easy to use interface - simple adjustments, with quick preview;
  • Fast access - use keyboard shortcuts to open and save files;
  • Drag and drop - open files directly from your internet or file browser;
  • Multiple file types - support various formats including jpeg, png, bmp;
  • Standard image modes - can use CMYK, RGB and grayscale images.

System Requirements:

Windows (All); 100MB HDD, 128 MB RAM, 500Mhz CPU

Publisher:

Reshade.com

Homepage:

http://reshade.com/product/stand-alone

File Size:

1.38 MB

Price:

$89

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#308

would be great if you could do this offer again-I use the online version but it is limited-thanks-Wayne [ London]

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#307

Sounds like a dream, but might I call BS? Seriously, if you could 'enlarge pictures without losing quality', digital cameras would still be at 640x480, and we'd just resize the pictures bigger to print them, etc...

Reply   |   Comment by Smartzkid  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#306

VectorMagic does a better job than reshade.
http://vectormagic.stanford.edu/

Reply   |   Comment by Solaris  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#305

Works great! I was disappointed, though, to find it would not enlarge a Tiff.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen Johnson  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#304

One of the best ever. Great download.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#303

is there any chance of this product again

Reply   |   Comment by mrsmall  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#302

Yes, it does what it says on the cover and Yes, it is freeware (well, free license ware), but doesn't MS Photo Editor do what this does as well as other image manipulation?
Windows Picture Viewer has a zoom facility as well, as do pretty much all other image manipulating software.
Sorry, but if I had to pay for it, I wouldn't.

Reply   |   Comment by Spill  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#301

I'm using XP and thought Shade would be great from all those
xlnt comments -- but it didn't work good and worse, it was
buggy. I kept getting that annoying pop-up from Microsoft,
"We have to close down." I really hate that.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan Martel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#300

Aw I missed this one
:(

You should definatly have a "re-run" for this one !
It looks like an awsome piece of software.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#299

CAN'T BEALEVE I MISSED THAT

Reply   |   Comment by mrsmall  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#298

I would like to have got this one, but was unable to because we had a tornado here and was off the net for 4 days. any chance of me getting it now? "Reshade"

Thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by Doris  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#297

RESHADE:
Oh dear oh dear, I was unable to create a beautiful, picture-perfect wall-sized poster from a 10K thumbnail snatched off the Internet! Well, not quite. But then, who would imagine I could?
Thanks GAOTD, I think this is actually the first (or maybe the second) programme I've downloaded and used - though today I wish I'd taken up the Pingtronic offer yesterday.
What I like about ReShade is that it does one task very simply and easily, no 'learning curve,' everything you need to know is there in front of you and it really does work. I've been enlarging images under 100K to twice their size and although (of course) there is a lot of smoothing and softening (which can probably be sharpened up) all those horrible 'whirlpools' and splodges that are characteristic of enlarged jpgs are nicely air-brushed away.
Thanks again for an excellent service - I tell my friends and I've put your link on sites I've created.

Reply   |   Comment by Geoffrey Alexander  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#296

Looks nice, but as to wether it'll replace Genuine Fractals or Blow Up in my work flow for me is another question, will try it out for sure though, thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Intrinsic  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#295

Simply fantastic! ***** rated product!

Reply   |   Comment by ozziemozzie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#294

Nice, but contains no docmentation on how to use it. Your just left to guess.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#293

I had a bit of trouble with my pc so I unistalled it and reinstalled it but now it won't let me have the full version.
so now what???

Reply   |   Comment by shayne  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#292

Would like to see this offered again - missed it!

Reply   |   Comment by M Holiday  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#291

This is GREAT Love it

Reply   |   Comment by Kimber Reyes  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#290

Shoot...The first day I don't check GAOTD and I miss this little gem that I really needed. Bummer.

Reply   |   Comment by Jean  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#289

There are many apps (free & professional) that can succesfully SHRINK images....When it comes to enlarging, most fail miserably. I have tried them all!

This little app is easily the most efficient enlarger i've tried EVER!

Anyone that works with graphics as a hobby or as a pro will quickly find the usefulness of this program.

Thank you Reshade & GAOTD ! 10/10

Reply   |   Comment by g_s_m  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#288

Hey, give this programme one more time...plsssss :):):)

Reply   |   Comment by crusher  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#287

I had trouble saving the changed picture, every time I saved what I had done, it would revert back to the original size.

Reply   |   Comment by betty  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#286

I tried downloading this software 3 times & all three times, it just caused every session I had open to start blinking constantly until I did control/alt/delete to stop the internet!
Whats up with that??

Reply   |   Comment by Christina  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#285

From BuBBy: That might work if the image has dimensions of a few hundred pixels (and fits on your screen). How does Gadwin handle it when your enlarged image is 6000×6000 pixels? Best to crop a copy of the original - then resize and save that.

Comment by Larry — February 9th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

I tried it at different levels and it works fine as I can fine tune the resulting output in Gadwin - by the way have you tried it?

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#284

My comments on Reshade are lengthy, so I posted them on BladedThoth's forum:
http://forum.bladedthoth.com/viewtopic.php?t=90

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#283

PhotoZoom Pro 2 is better. If GAOTD can offer PhotoZoom Pro 2 it would be much appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Cliff Richard  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#282

Regarding posts 271 and 280
I have tried quite a few magnifiers (including my own, written in VB6).
Just after I tried 'Magnifying Glass Pro', I came across 'Virtual Magnifying Glass'
http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/
It is perfection.
It is free.
It runs in the Sys Tray, and appears with a single click.
It then replaces your mouse pointer (imagine a large rectangle mouse pointer that magnifies).
When you are done, press the escape key.
You can get at all of the settings by right clicking the icon in the Sys Tray (Don't forget to Escape out of magnifying mode).
You can change the border of the rectangle to a thin line.

I have in the past, thought about all the features that I want in such a program.
I don't need to think about that any more, as this has got them all.
It is now the only magnifier that I use.

Rob

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#281

Regarding Winzip in post 140

Place the zip file into a folder on your hard drive.
Then right click the zip file, and mouse over the Winzip entry in the context menu.
A sub menu appears with the option 'Extract to here'
Click that, and all the files will be extracted into that same folder.

Rob

PS Regarding Font size in other posts, would everyone please leave it at 96 DPI (Normal)

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#280

To BuBBy: Yes, I did get the Magnifying Glass Pro. I'm definitely interested in the programs that let you jump between screen resolutions - do you know any company or program names off the top of your head? I'll start looking into that tonight. Thanks for the suggestion. And a virtual desktop, huh? Interesting. Since I have more time on my hands these days, I've discovered just how much there is available out there, and just how little I know about any of it. Fortunately, some people know what they're talking about. *g*

Thanks, BuBBy.

Dusty

From BuBBy: Anything that I come across, I will follow up in the forums.

Reply   |   Comment by Dusty  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#279

A definite thumbs up from me. This is the most appealing piece of software I have seen offered so fars. Thanks,GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Theodore Hammond  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#278

Two attempts. Couldn't find registration number in readme.txt. Gave up.

From BuBBy: It's written in tiny letters and invisible ink. You need to enlarge the number's font using reshade, first.

If you look really, really closely (it might take three attempts) - you'll notice the instructions. Try following them if you cannot read the tiny numbers. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Sticks  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#277

Thanks to a link from Peano, I just downloaded and installed this gem. I really like what I see and hats off the the software vendor who gave it away to me yesterday (3 or 4 hours ago that is. lol). :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lyle  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#276

Maybe I should add that it's not just the jpg I'm looking at. I do have the programme open and can see the sliders and 2 photos. But I can't see any options. Is it that my monitor is smaller (800x600) than the programme requires?

From BuBBy: Precisely. If you increase your desktop to 1024x768, the problem should be sorted.

Reply   |   Comment by Suzie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#275

This is perfect!! very handy... Thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Sea Audea  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#274

Thx Barry for your comment,i got it (see#268)In addition to your comment I will say that just opening the resized image and zooming at the level previously with visible pixels ,than one can see the difference, which itself shows that image is enlarged.
Thx

Reply   |   Comment by zeqo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#273

I've downloaded it, activated it and all that happens is I get a photo of a parrot and nothing else. I can't see any options or anything. So ????

Reply   |   Comment by Suzie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#272

#240 I noticed a problem with the program under Vista Home Premium at least…
If I select .cur as save type I get Reshade Warning:
“No image handler for type 5 defined”
for .ico the error is for type 0
for .pcx the error is for type 21
for .tif the error is for type 11
for .png no error and save succeded
for .bmp no error and save succeded
for .jpg no error and save succeded
**************************************************
I got the same thing with Vista Ultimate. Is this because it doesn't support these files types?

Reply   |   Comment by stater  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#271

To Thunder-Man: Thanks. Reshade-Max is a handy tool, but it's only doing half of what I need. Am I missing something? The height of the program now fits in my window like it's supposed to, but it looks like Reshade-Max has absolutely no effect on the width of the program. I'm missing about 20% of the screen, between what is cut off on both the left and the right sides. Is there a way to re-size the width of the program as well?



To BuBBy: I am already on 96 DPI (as suggested in #176), and the Maxamize option suggested in #172 does not have any effect on the width of the screen. Nor does the suggestion offered in #178 about the Font sizes. So far, the only option I've found that helped at all was yours - but I can't run the computer at that screen resolution. I have partial sight loss, and I can't function with that size font. Anything else you can think of?

This was the first download I was really excited about since I started coming here to GAOTD, so it's quite a disappointment. I read that the developers are now aware of the problem, and are going to resolve it in future releases. If they offer such a version here, I'd be thrilled. Being on Disability, there's no way I could afford the list price. That's what's so great about this site.

I just read today that you are a volunteer, and not a paid representative of GAOTD. Your dedication to us all is commendable. Thanks so much for your efforts, and your great sense of humor. Maybe someday everyone will learn to read first, and not ask the same silly questions over and over again. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, but don't hold your breath, okay? We need you here. :::grins:::



To the Reshade Team: Thank you so much for coming by and listening to our feedback. Your own suggestions on how to work with the program have been saved, and I will refer to them when I use it in the future. I appreciate the hint screens at the bottom, as well - very helpful. As is the video on your site. But I still think a Help File will not go amiss.

I felt that the sliders weren't quite precise enough for me, I'd have preferred something a little more measured, so when I found a setting I liked I could use it as a base from which to experiment. But overall, I really like your program.

It's a real shame that I can't seem to resolve the issue of the program's interface. I'm missing about 20% of the screen, between what is cut off on both the left and the right sides - I can only reach half of the Zoom and Edge Threshold functions, severely limiting my use of the program.

I'd switch screen resolutions, but I'm partially blind, and can't function with that small a font. Hopefully, when you resolve this issue, you'll offer the product again. I'd love a chance to get to know the program better. I run a photo blog, and would probably use Reshade on a daily basis, but I'm resigned to using it as a last resort, instead. Too bad. It's a good product, and will probably become an even better one in the future.

Thanks again for the offer -

Dusty

From BuBBy: Thanks for your comments Dusty, just wondering if you got the "Magnifying Glass Pro" giveaway from a week or three ago? Also there are free programs that run from your system tray that allow you to jump between preset screen resolutions with just a keypress. Or a virtual desktop that lets you pan around a larger desktop within your monitor. I'll think of something.

Reply   |   Comment by Dusty  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#270

Hello,
For the people who think your saved resized picture is the same as the original, try opening the saved picture in MS Paint. Example: original picture size 1600x1200 resized to a 5952x4464 picture, in the work area you will only see a small portion of the full sized picture, you can then print it(I do not have a piece of paper big enough LOL!), or edit it from there, anyway have fun with the program.
Good Day,
Barry

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#269

re: comment 241

Sorry, Bubby, that comment was a followup to the last paragraph in comment 190. Yes, these are standard .jpeg and .png files, and yes they do load and can be edited in Fastone Imag Viewer. So, I loaded one into Fastone, took a screen shot with Screenshot Captor and loaded the resulting .png file into Reshade and enlarged that. So, I guess it's a game technology issue.

The later Myst games all have in-game cameras that let you take shots within the game itself, which makes life a lot easier for fans.

From BuBBy: There is probably something nonstandard with those game files. Even if you don't go via Screenshot Captor, it may still work just to open, then save in Fastone as Fastone might actually "repair" the problem with the original file.

Reply   |   Comment by JoanRC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#268

Sorry for previous coment, I thought that saved image is the one inside the zoom frame...lol ,when i zoomed the resized,saved, image i saw the difference,(headache gone)
thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by zeqo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#267

When trying to activate, I get this error message:

Activation module failed to connect to giveawayoftheday.com. Software activation is not possible at the moment. Please try again later of check your firewall settings.

I've checked my settings for my firewall and it should work fine. Any help here?

From BuBBy:
1. Check your Internet Explorer connection settings - Make sure IE isn't set to work offline. (try to open http://giveawayoftheday.com using Internet Explorer if it isn't your primary browser).
2. The Giveaway server really is busy give it 10-15 minutes and try again.
3. Still having no luck - Visit the forums and post your question, and help should appear :P

Reply   |   Comment by Mell  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#266

Thanks BuBBy for your immediate reply. It isn't possible for me to get the other computer internet connected during the time frame.

But at least I have the program available on this computer and if I find that I really do need Reshade on the other computer I can always go to their site and purchase it. After all isn't that what it's all about in the end?... using tools for free in hopes that we will look to those companies (that gave them to us for free) if we need to purchase in the future?

From BuBBy: Precisely. And then you get all the new versions and support etc. Also I can guarantee a LOT more people know about the Reshade program than was the case almost 24 hours ago. It's almost better than paying for a half time advertisement at the superbowl. :) (well it's cheaper at least).

Reply   |   Comment by Cinde  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#265

im having hadache allready.i cant get this thing working.This is not the first time that im using GAOTD.For the tenth time uninstalled and reinstalled folloving :unzip,activate, install, Only a client version comes on, no funtionality in every feature, only "zoom" does smth, but even after Saving resized image u see just the orginal , means nothing???Im lost here, Someone can help

From BuBBy: Sounds like the program is working just fine. Check This.
Also if you haven't already - watch this Video

Finally, If you are viewing the enlarged file using something like the original file - in a program like "Windows Print and Fax Viewer" that resizes any image to fit on the screen - they WILL look the same - If you open the resized graphic in a paint program you should find it is quite a bit larger than the original in terms of dimensions (pixels x pixels).

Reply   |   Comment by zeqo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#264

Thanks GAOTD, I downloaded and installed with no problems on my internet connected computer. I'm quite happy with the results of my first trial run.

However, when I tried to install it on my graphics dedicated (non-internet connected) computer I got an error message that said I could not install because I am not connected to the internet.

Can anyone offer help before the time limit expires. I am at 1:03 AM Eastern time in USA. I'll check back in a little while to see if anyone can assist me. Thanks!

From BuBBy: That's the way all the giveaways work - at some stage you need to get a connection to the internet so that either the setup or activation can complete. Checking the central "Giveaway clock" - is the only way to determine if the giveaway is still running or not.

Reply   |   Comment by Cinde  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#263

Nice. Very nice. Bear in mind this isn't going to make a 200 X 200 camera phone pic into something nicely printable at poster size but for what it is, it works nicely.

Reply   |   Comment by susan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#262

I have to agree that not having a help file or tut is a definite negative. Neither the video or FAQ on the Reshade site is of much use.

Other than that, so far as I can tell it seems to be a nice program.

Anyone know if you can save your pictures in any format other than .jpeg?

Thanks GOTD.

From BuBBy: Yes, you can change the save file type - on the save dialog - underneath the FileName box - there is a "Save As Type" box - if you drop that down, the permitted file types can be selected.

Reply   |   Comment by spotatoe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#261

EXCELLENT Software!
After activating, I took a .JPG image that was small. In photoshop CS2 after a rise of 100x100 the picture looked grainy. This software literally allowed no changes to the original image. IMPRESSIVE!

Reply   |   Comment by nuclearwerewolf  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#260

The program is so so. GUI is kind of plain, but easy to use. Now, I love easy to use and I am not a lover of bellows and whistles being all there in the looks, but in this case the looks could really use a going over, more or less an entirely new GUI.

As for the Program itself. It works so so. Not the best I have used, but certainly not the worst either! But for the quality it does, the price tag is WAAAAAYYYYYY toooooo much, seriously!!!!! There are other Stand Alone or Plug-Ins for PS that does almost just as well and they are much much cheaper.

Even my own Uprez program I am working on does as good (and it is only in Alpha stage), in some areas far better, then this one does and mine will be priced wayyyyy below $90.

So, I think you either need to:
A. Get working on designing a better Algorithm for your Uprezzing
B. Bring your price down to a more competitive price line like $59.95 or something (just a price pulled out of thin air).
C. Design a much better GUI, but do not go overboard or crazy on it either, lol.

From BuBBy: well of course it is hard to be an objective critic for your own program, when nobody else can use it to judge the results for themselves, perhaps, once it is complete you may consider running a giveaway promotion here for your program - so users can make their own side-by-side comparison.

Oh, and personally, I actually like the interface (except perhaps the lack of resizing). It is clean, simple and functional. No need to complicate what should be a simple task.

Reply   |   Comment by DigitalDevo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#259

after about 6 minutes of adjusting, this is the best result i get.. compare it your self

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/8884/0000002aoq2.png

At the whole i think this is nice to grab and use, but not worth paying for.. i just cant figure out any reasonable use.. since this isnt even really a magnifier…


They seem to save better than in the preview window, I also used it on people and it did a great job.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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