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  • i_am_lost i_am_lost Feb 9, 2001 1:37 PM Flag

    My review of Genuine Fractals:

    Today's announcement of Silicon Film bundling Genuine Fractals (GF) with EFS-1 is truly good news. It confirms that Silicon Film is living up to the promises made at last year's shareholders meeting. And it solves the resolution "problem" quite nicely.

    From Altamira's PR: "Altamira technology allows users to work with smaller, more agile images, which can be easily transported, stored, or increased in size while maintaining the sharpness of the captured image. For example, a consumer digital 1.3-megapixel camera can typically produce a 3 x 4 inch print, at 300 dpi. Now, with Genuine Fractals 2.0 LE, an 8 x 10 inch print can be generated.

    "Genuine Fractals 2.0 LE is the ultimate digital camera accessory,� said Bob Goldstein, Altamira's president. �The growing number of consumer-level digital camera owners desire the ability to make high-quality enlargements of their favorite images at home. Our new product provides the solution they demand."

    In my opinion, 300 dpi is the printing resolution that people call "photo quality". With this in mind, GF lets EFS-1 users make 8x10's. When you think of how a typical prosumer uses pictures, I believe that 8x10 is a large as they would usually go unless they had a very specific use in mind. In such a case, for example a family portrait for over the fireplace, they wouldn't go digital at all.

    So does GF work at advertised? I have taken some of the samples from the Silicon Film website and worked with them using the GF demo in Photoshop 6.

    See the results at the website below, and let me know what you think!

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