Thels Posted March 29 Share Posted March 29 Is there any chance of Super Sampling coming back? It's removed in 5.0 because Adaptive is supposedly better quality. Unfortunately, Adaptive creates a lot of artifacts near the edge of a transparent image when resizing, pixels that look transparent, but are just slightly off 100% transparent. This makes it much harder to work with magic wands from there on, as it doesn't select the almost but not quite transparent pixels when using 0% toleracy. It also causes problems when importing these images into programs that rely on 100% transparency. For example, if importing an image that has been enlarged in Adaptive mode into Tabletop Simulator, you'll get selection outlines around the almost but not quite transparent pixels, because they aren't exactly transparent. Super Sampling was by far the best Algorhythm for the edges of images with transparent backgrounds. I often used other methods to increase the image size, but then used Super Sampling to increase the older image by the same size, and applied its alpha mask because the edges were superior. I still have an older version running on an older PC, and I currently see myself forced to do any resizing on the older PC, because none of the current options come close to how Super Sampling did it. See the example below. The left image is the original image. The right image has been increased to 200% using Adaptive. Then I used the magic wand at 0% tolerancy. The outline of the left image is smooth, while the outline of the right image has these almost transparent artifacts around it. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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