How to Make An Image Larger in Photoshop CS6/CC without Losing Quality

When download some small images online, you might take it for granted to make an image larger in Photoshop without losing quality. It should be a big problem for most of the web designers to add posts for their websites. As for the Photoshop beginner, or even the professional techy, it should be a difficult task to handle a large amount of photos with the requirement. Here you can learn how to use Photoshop to blow-up or enlarge a picture from the following tutorial. We also introduce you other ways to make an image larger without Photoshop.


Part 1: How to make an image larger in Photoshop

Step 1: Add image into Photoshop

When you launch Photoshop on your computer, you can add the image you want to make larger into the program. Then click the "Image" and choose "Image Size" from the dropdown list (Image > Image Size).


Step 2: Make image larger in Photoshop

When the "Image Size" window pops up, you can enter values for Width and Height to change the image size. Before changing, please be sure the "Constrain Proportions" option is checked. You can also change the Resolution by entering a new value. For the Resample option, you can check it to allow the total number of pixels to adjust proportionately when changing the image size or resolution or uncheck it to disallow changing.


Step 3: Select resampling method

It is recommended to select the resampling method, which will create new pixel information in order to enlarge the image in Photoshop. As for the Bicubic Smoother option, Photoshop will interpolate (or create new pixel information) that will produce the best results when enlarging images.

Resample Image

Step 4: Save photos with Photoshop

After that you can click the “OK” button to save photos with Photoshop. As for the method, you have successfully making an image larger in Photoshop. When you have multiple photos, you can follow the process to edit photos for each image.


Part 2: How to make an image larger online without Photoshop

Actually there are lots of online image resizers on Internet so you can make an image larger without using Photoshop. Let's take for example.

Step 1: Enter the on the browser.

Step 2: Click "Upload an image" button to choose the photo from your computer. You can upload an image in JPEG, PNG, GIF or BMP format with max. 100MB and 100MP. (For GIF format is 30MB and 10MP).

Step 3: Resize your image by percentage or resize it to be exactly the size you specified with keeping aspect ratio on the "Resize your image" section.

Step 4: After making the image larger, click the "Resize Image" button to save the larger image. You can check the former image and resized image information after resizing. You can also choose to view or download the larger image from the word link.


Part 3: How to make an image larger with free software without Photoshop

Gimp is a free photo converter to enlarge images with minimum quality loss. Here you can use Gimp to make an image larger.

Step 1: Install and open Gimp and add your image, simply go to “Image” > “Scale Image”.

Step 2: Enter your desired dimensions on the boxes and choose Sinc (Lanczos3) under the Quality section.

Step 3: After finishing, just click "Scale" button to save the larger image on your computer.


Part 4: Best alternative method to make images larger in Photoshop

When there are a large amount of images that you need to enlarge, or you need to batch process the images to a certain size, it is difficult to make image larger in Photoshop. As for the case, WidsMob ImageConvert is the highly recommended program.

1. Batch resize images in 4 different modes, By Width, By Height, Percentage and Free, which even enable you to enlarge small images.

2. Convert images and RAW files into JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, BMP, and more other photo formats.

3. Add captions and images as watermark, also enable to adjust font, style, color, opacity, size, angle, position and more in batch.

4. Apply the photo effects or add watermark, which provides instant preview for the result from the interface for all the image files.

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Step 1: Add images into the program

Click the “Open” button in the middle to add all the images into the program, or drag and drop all the images or folder to the program to enlarge all the images within one click with ease.

Step 2: Choose the enlarge modes

After that you can choose the desired mode to make image larger in batch as Photoshop alternative. Here are the different mode you can choose to enlarge photos By Width, By Height, Percentage and Free.

Add Photo to ImageConvert

Step 3: Make images larger in batch

Enter the pixels you need to enlarge images and check the “Enlarge small image” option. After that you can click the “Start convert” button and choose the output format to make images large in one click.



When you need to make one image large in Photoshop, you can find the detailed process from the article. Of course, you can also get information about how to make image large online or with some freeware. But what should you do in order to make a large amount of images larger with ease. WidsMob ImageConvert should be the best alternative to make images larger in Photoshop. If you have any other query about the topic, you can share more information in the comments.

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