Yes. AI Gigapixel does an amazing job enlarging but unfortunately the quality of the enlargement is hard to see on a monitor using a posted downsized image.
15in square at 360ppi = 5400px x 5400px.
The only way to evaluate the quality of the enlargement on a screen is to view the image at 100%. That is the only way you can see every pixel unless you have a screen larger than the pixel dimensions of the image.
The only thing that matters is if you are happy with the print, which you obviously are. I am happy you got an excellent result with your enlargement process and subsequent print.
I opened the enlarged image on my desktop and then took a screen shot of part of it.
Unfortunately no not really, for the same reason I posted earlier.
As far as I am aware, each physical pixel on a screen can display the colour (rgb value) of only one pixel from an image file.
When you open an image that is larger than your screen size into any editor you are not looking at every single pixel in the image. You are looking at a downsized version of it. However, if you apply any adjustments to the image (eg. Hue/Saturation adjustment layer without any masking) they are applied to every pixel in the image.
The only way you can view every pixel of a large image in the editor is to view it at 100% magnification and then pan around the image.
The above is another reason why publishing images larger than viewers' screens is redundant because the image will be scaled down to fit on the screen (but that's another issue).
Perhaps set your image to 100% magnification (which means you see only a small portion at a time in the editor) and post a screenshot of it. Or if you are comfortable uploading the full sized image (5400px x 5400px) then anyone interested can download it and view it at 100% in their own editor to properly evaluate the quality of the enlargement.
When an image is downsized, either by the creator or by a viewer's browser, pixels that might show any artifacts from any enlarging process could be thrown away by the downsizing process.
If you have time, perhaps just post a 100% crop of the same section of the before and after images to give viewers an idea of the quality of the enlarging process.
Bailey.....I was afraid you were going to say something like that . I am working on a bunch of pictures from my granddaughter's meet this weekend so don't want to spend any more time on this. I think what you said here is important.
I came across this free online enlargement service for digital photos Image Processing.
Thank you for sharing kdcintx
I had a quick look at it.
Unfortunately I don't like that you have to upload images to their server. They say they keep them for only 7 days but who knows if they are really deleted and during the 7 days they have your image you have no control over who has access to it.
Just something people should be aware of before using any online services that involve uploading potentially sensitive personal information/images.