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Re: See my algorithm to upscale pixel art

Reply #20 on: December 05, 2012, 06:13:39 pm
This looks really cool! The download links for the older versions (non-dither preserving, etc) seem to be broken though, could you provide a new link to the latest version of the 4x scaler? (assuming this new one hasn't replaced it entirely)
Ok, it's here: https://anonfiles.com/file/f25320e84e03808903c48a30b77c2f6a

Beware that this old version is intended for pixel art with few colors. The new one is more specialized in more complex pixel arts.

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Re: See my algorithm to upscale pixel art

Reply #21 on: December 05, 2012, 06:50:23 pm
Right - figured it would be ideal to have access to both depending on what's needed. :) Thanks!

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Re: See my algorithm to upscale pixel art

Reply #22 on: December 05, 2012, 10:14:01 pm
Original


2x Scaled



More screenshots here:  http://imgur.com/a/XAwx5

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Re: See my algorithm to upscale pixel art

Reply #23 on: September 19, 2013, 11:10:47 pm
Long time no see! I have news!

I made this 3xBRLV4 No Blend standalone app:
https://anonfiles.com/file/ca64833f5adb4bd6bb1a9aa6e8ddb62c

It is the best no blend edition I have ever made.

Original:


3x:

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Re: The chalenge to upscale pixel art

Reply #24 on: September 20, 2013, 08:18:33 am
That looks really great! Thanks for sharing :)
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Re: The chalenge to upscale pixel art

Reply #25 on: September 20, 2013, 08:40:04 am
I agree; nice work.

But why?

Scaled pixel art. How/where is it used?

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Re: The chalenge to upscale pixel art

Reply #26 on: September 20, 2013, 08:48:26 am
Well this dragon becomes t-shirt-ready.

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Re: The chalenge to upscale pixel art

Reply #27 on: September 20, 2013, 09:55:46 am
I agree; nice work.

But why?

Scaled pixel art. How/where is it used?
When I see a nice pixel art work, I have a fetish to see it bigger! :p

But, I know it has some applications, for example:

- use in emulators to upscale retro games to fill high definition displays;
- print in bigger sizes: for cards or t-shirts as the guy above said;
- or just for apreciation.
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Re: The chalenge to upscale pixel art

Reply #28 on: September 20, 2013, 10:06:58 am
- use in emulators to upscale retro games to fill high definition displays;

Looks ugly.

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- print in bigger sizes: for cards or t-shirts as the guy above said;

Again, just use clean scale.

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- or just for apreciation.

Do you suddenly appreciate the pixelart more when you are looking at upscaled, filtered versions which destroy the clusters layed down with intent by the artist? I am not seeing it.

IMO any form of filtering that distorts the shape of clusters a pixel image originally had is not a good way to treat pixel art.

That said, I can appreciate the programming behind this. I just don't think it has any useful application, personally. At least I can't think of any.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: The chalenge to upscale pixel art

Reply #29 on: September 20, 2013, 10:15:49 am
Looks ugly.
Well, so we disagre at 100% here.

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Again, just use clean scale.
I apreciate using clean scale too. But sometimes I like having options other than that.


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Do you suddenly appreciate the pixelart more when you are looking at upscaled, filtered versions which destroy the clusters layed down with intent by the artist? I am not seeing it.

IMO any form of filtering that distorts the shape of clusters a pixel image originally had is not a good way to treat pixel art.

That said, I can appreciate the programming behind this. I just don't think it has any useful application, personally. At least I can't think of any.
Not more or less than the original one. I just like to apreciate it in other "angles/ways/views".

But, I respect your opinion.