New Adobe Super Resolution is great… if you are ready for 400MB image files

Adobe Super Resolution
(Image credit: Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)

We won’t list every app, tool or plug-in that promises to double or quadruple the resolution of your photos. Many use ‘simulations’ that are incredible in the true sense – i.e. difficult to believe. It’s very easy to start with a full-resolution image as the ‘after’ shot and then downsample it to make a ‘before’ shot.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at