Friday Tip – Upsizing in Lightroom

I was just looking through a copy of Mikkel Aaland’s Photoshop Lightroom Adventure and I learned a cool tip that made me think of upsizing in a different way. Until now, if I’ve had to upsize a photo I’ve always gone to Photoshop to do it, mainly because I could control the interpolation method used to upsize. However, after reading through his book I learned that Lightroom (File > Export) uses the Lanczos kernal interpolation method (after all, who doesn’t ;) ). Now, after the glazed look falls from your face (yes, I too have no idea what the Lanczos kernal method is), let me explain it this way. Basically, this means that Lightroom’s interpolation method is really good. In fact, one of the engineers behind Lightroom said that when it comes to upsizing, it’s as good as, or better, than Photoshop’s. So next time you upsize, use Lightroom’s File > Export feature instead of going to Photoshop. Have a great weekend!

Author: Matt K

Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.

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