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JANUARY 2005

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IN THIS ISSUE
> Digital Camera Enlargement Myths
> Imagener Unlimited Is Released!
> Pre-Release Pricing - 2 DAYS LEFT!
> Get Quantity Discounts
> License Activation Upgrade
> Vote For New Features
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DIGITAL CAMERA ENLARGEMENT MYTHS

Zoom properties of digital cameras and/or zoom lenses are convenience ways for enlarging or reducing an image without the need to get closer or farther away. You'll find zoom capabilities of digital cameras to be especially useful for sports and scenic photography or other situations where your movement is restricted.

Only the least expensive digital cameras lack zoom features or a zoom lens, and even then, most have add-on products you can buy to give your camera zoom capabilities. Some offer only small enlargement ratios, such as 2:1 or 3:1, in which zooming in closer produces an image that is twice or three times as big as one produced when the camera is at its beginning zoom setting. More expensive cameras have longer zoom ranges, from 4:1 to 10:1 and beyond.

In addition, there are two ways to zoom in on a subject with a camera offering zoom functions. One is optical zoom, the camera uses its internal hardware to produce the magnification. This produces the sharpest enlargement during picture taking.

Digital cameras also feature digital zoom, in which the magnification is produced by using crude interpolation techniques. Remember from our October 2004 newsletter that interpolation is a process that computes pixel color values between the pixels that already exist and uses that information to produce the missing pixels in an enlargement. Digital zoom is much less sharp than optical zoom because digital zoom uses the same crude techniques that photo enlargement software uses, bi-cubic interpolation or worse. Indeed, you can get much better results than most digital zooms by using Imagener - simply take the picture at your camera's maximum optical zoom setting, then enlarge the image with Imagener.

Do not confuse optical zoom with digital zoom. Digital zoom can be used to crop a picture on the camera's screen. To improve and make more impressive product descriptions, camera manufacturers sometimes multiply optical zoom by digital zoom, calling it total zoom. It is a meaningless number and a sales tactic (see examples to the right). Concentrate on optical zoom properties when shopping for digital cameras only.

ZOOM CAMERAS

 

 

 

Imagener Unlimited - Amazing Picture Enlargement - Worlds First Raster to Vector Conversion Technology

 

IMAGENER UNLIMITED IS RELEASED!
As of January 25, 2005, Imagener Unlimited is officially released. All current customers need to click on their e-mail links to download and re-install the release version.

Imagener Unlimited is the only raster to vector conversion technology in the world. We know, because we tried to find a product that would convert pixels into vectors for the purpose of enlargement, and we could not find anything after an exhaustive two year search. That's why we built it.

Imagener Unlimited photo enlargement technology is so revolutionary that no other photo enlargement product on the market even comes close. Imagener Unlimited took 4 years to manufacture, and provides astounding visual results.

CD Customers
We will begin shipping Imagener Unlimited CDs on Monday, January 31, 2005. This will take several weeks to complete as we have many (many) orders to ship. You can request to have your CD shipped to you faster by contacting us at support@kneson.com.


GET QUANTITY DISCOUNTS
You've asked for it, and now we have it! All Imagener products are offered with quantity discounts so you can put the revolutionary Imagener technology on multiple computers for less. Click on the Click here to buy now! button for any Imagener product and select your quantity. All products have been upgraded to include multiple activations on the computer you installed on - so if you own Imagener you should download and re-install so that you will never have to ask us to reset your license again.
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PRE-RELEASE PRICING - 2 DAYS LEFT!
Imagener pricing has been changed to its release price of $99.95 (click here for prices). Although the single license price states $99.95, people ordering will see the pre-release price of $84.95 for 2 more days, and the upgrade prices will reflect the 15% discount as well. On Tuesday, February 1, 2005, all discount pricing is gone!

If you have purchased Imagener Enhanced or Professional, there's still time to get your 15% upgrade discount, but you must act before February 1, 2005! Click the Buy Now! button below for the version of Imagener you currently have.
Please allow up to 40 business hours to verify your current version.

Enhanced to Unlimited
After February 1, 2005
$65.00
$80.00

Professional to Unlimited
After February 1, 2005
$35.00
$50.00
Enhanced to Professional
$30.00

 

LICENSE ACTIVATION UPGRADE
Upgrades to your version of Imagener are free. In other words, when we release a new version of Imagener Unlimited, if you are an Imagener Unlimited customer, your investment in Imagener is protected because you can download the new version from the original download link you received when you purchased. Don't lose that e-mail!

NOTE: THERE IS A NEW VERSION OF IMAGENER FOR ALL IMAGENER CUSTOMERS NOW. In this new version, Imagener's license activation will not require you to activate again if you need to re-install. ENHANCED, PROFESSIONAL and especially UNLIMITED have been upgraded.

 

VOTE FOR NEW FEATURES
Let us know what new features you would like to see in the next version. Click here to vote.

   
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