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How Do You Eliminate "Checkerboard" Effect When Resizing Yearbook-Sized Photos?


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I've scanned some of my old Yearbook portraits for a project I'm working on. These are, as you can imagine, those small, black & white yearbook photos that are arranged in rows alongside your fellow classmates whose last names start with the same letter as yours.

Naturally, these photos are rather tiny. So I used PDN to resize them to appear larger. Unfortunately, what I end up getting is a recognizable photograph of a younger me, but there appears to be a "checkerboard" effect whereby the horizontal lines appear purplish-blue against a grey background while the vertical lines are somewhat faded. I'm assuming this is clearly because of the fact that I had to resize said photo by several hundred percent.

Nonetheless, I'm wondering if there's any way to get rid of that checkerboard effect.

Thanks.

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"Checkerboard" is a term usually used for something else around here ... can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing so we can get a better idea of what's going on?

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