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Old 17 September 2016, 23:59   #1
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Pre-scaling before bilinear filtering for less-blurry image

This is probably already possible by stacking filters. Can anyone explain how because I haven't been able to figure it out.

I've been using a 1024×768-pixel Workbench. Text looks pretty small on my laptop, so I want to scale the image by 1.5× to have it occupy 1536×1152 pixels on-screen. Setting Horiz. size and Vert. size to 1.5× in Filter Settings works, but the result is pretty blurry.

However, if I could pre-scale the image (e.g. pixel-doubling to 2048×1536 then scaling down with filtering to 1536×1152) the result would be significantly sharper. See the attached images.

The blurrier scaled-up-1.5× image was created using a paint package rather than getting a screenshot of the filtered/scaled image in WinUAE. But it looks pretty similar. The other one was also made using a paint package, scaling up 2× then down with bilinear filtering.

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