When a large image is loaded into the main Kaleider window it is usually
scaled to fit within the window. Effects can then be quickly and efficiently
applied and manipulated with that reduced image, making the design process as
real-time and intuitive as possible. The Upscale Window can be used
whenever desired to re-render the scene based upon the resolution of the original
source image, potentially resulting in a much larger version of the same
picture. The position, size and other parameters of the effect are adjusted
as needed to match the rescaled dimensions. The Upscaled image can
be scrolled horizontally and vertically to bring different portions into view.
The Sync Update
button can be pressed to bring the Upscale Window
display up to date with the main Kaleider
window. The Scaled
is calculated based upon rescaling the current image in the main window
at the scale of the original source image, optionally adjusted by a Scaling
. By default, the Scaling Percentage
is set to 100%,
which would rescale at the exact resolution
of the source image. Click the Adjust
button to recalculate the
. The Scaling Percentage
can be adjusted from 10% (a tenth
of the original image scale) to 200% (double the original image scale). Click
to re-render the image at the adjusted Scaling Percentage
It should be mentioned that the resulting image quality will tend to deteriorate if
the Scaling Percentage
is raised much above 100%. To create large, high
quality images it is best to use source images that are as large as possible.
The Upscaled image can be saved by pressing the Save As (As)
button (set the drop-down box to Image, Tile or Area as
appropriate). Click Sp to access the Save With Special Options screen, which provides additional
choices for saving Scaled images. The Copy button stores the
current Image, Tile or Pattern Area (as indicated by the
drop-down box) onto the Clipboard so that it can be pasted into other graphics programs.
The Print button will show the standard Print dialog for your printer.
If the Scale To Page option is set, the printed image will be scaled to fit
the configured paper size. Otherwise, the image would be printed according to
the printer's DPI (which might appear rather small, since a printer's DPI is typically
much higher than a screen's DPI). Press the Quality button to re-render
the upscaled image with enhanced quality. The # button will
Sharpen the image.