ok. thank you for your information and i will try it.

On 4/12/06, Leeuw van der, Tim <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Steven,
> I'm by no means an expert on image manipulation. If experts recommend to
> do despeckle as last step, then perhaps that might be best.
> My logic was that a noisy image would be harder to scale right because
> the noise could introduce more artifacts. But I could be wrong -- I
> don't have that much experience, and don't have time now to do the
> experiments. (Would first need to search for a suitable photo...).
> However, I thought that if you already have a number of photos at hand
> to experiment with, then it might be a quick experiment for you to first
> reduce noise in the image, then perhaps sharpen it, and then scale it.
> About quality of ImageMagik vs. GIMP, I have no idea. I never made a
> detailed comparison of the two in quality of scaled image.
> I did make a comparison of scaling of ImageMagik and PIL (Python Imaging
> Library) and found them to be comparable for the photos I needed to
> rescale at that point; after which I wrote my script in Python using PIL
> to scale down (without any further enhancements) a full copy of all
> images from my digital camera to fit my screen. But, as I said, they're
> images from a digital camera and not from a scanner. And I didn't care
> if a single image would come out with poor quality; it was a massive
> batch operation.
> At that point I had already given up on writing a GIMP script to perform
> this operation in batch so I didn't compare the quality of GIMP scaling
> with the others.
> Cheers,
> --Tim

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