Topic: High Quality Resizing
I have recently been testing IA for upscaling high quality images by 2x.
My chain has involved:
1. Editing and balancing the files as necessary.
2. Performing Wiener m=4 upscale by 200%.
3. Sharpening via the Deconvolution by Circular Blur method,
using a very small radius and one iteration.
Do you think that these are the best options for upscaling HQ images?
Wiener m=6 produces more blurry images.
The other resize methods do not seem to outperform Wiener.
The Fractal plugin creates artifacts.
I choose Deconvolution by Circular Blur due to the artifacts from using
the Sharpen filter.
The details from Wiener resize seem better suited to Deconvolution.
The Wiener resize produces details which are similar to fractal
artifacts, but seem more natural.
Do you have any recommendations or advice?