Blow Up 3 Released!

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Blow Up 3 is here!

In this update to Blow Up we focused on simplicity. Blow Up 3 simply enlarges clearer photos, does it faster, and has surprisingly few controls. Just choose your paper size, set your crop if you want one, and you are done. I won’t give you a long sales pitch here because the photos on our web site speak for themselves. Just click below to explore Blow Up 3!
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Blow Up 3 works great with Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Jimmy is on the marketing team at Alien Skin. He builds our training videos, writes for the blog, governs our social channels, and he is the self-proclaimed king of swag. He's also a professional photographer and a complete fitness nut.


  1. Joe Williams October 31, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I very recently purchased version 2 of blow up. Can I get a free update?

    • Jimmy November 1, 2011 at 10:58 am

      Hi Joe,

      It depends on how recent your purchase has been. Our free upgrade window is 90 days from the release date. But we normally round the dates up to be fair.

      If you purchased within a 90-day window, you most likely have been sent an upgrade license already. I suggest checking your spam/junk folder, the emails are occasionally caught in them. If you can’t find the email, open up a support ticket at and we will track down your missing license.

      Here is a link to an article that explains our refund and upgrade policies in more detail.

  2. Bill Casem November 1, 2011 at 3:08 am

    You just released Blow Up 3, is this a free update for Blow up 2, version: ? If so, please send me info on how to update. Thanks.

    • Jimmy November 1, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Hi Bill,

      Blow Up 3 is a new version of the plug-in, so it is a new product. You would have to purchase an upgrade if you didn’t recently purchase Blow Up 2. If you purchased Blow Up 2 within the last 90-days you should have already received an upgrade license to the new version. If you haven’t please fill out a support ticket at and we will locate your missing codes.

      Here is a link to an article that explains our refund and upgrade policies in more detail.

      I hope this answered your question.

  3. Paul Carlin November 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    bottom line, purchased blow up 2 about 4 months ago, will I see a big difference in quality of image, not just speed in blow up 3, is it worth the upgrade or just marginally different?

    • RobertL November 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      The latest version of Blow Up is faster than the previous versions. Blow Up 3 will also keep your photos crystal clear without any computer artifacts. I recommend downloading the software and giving it a try yourself. Here’s a link to the downloads page:

  4. Tim Dalrymple November 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Just installed and works great in PS but can’t get the program to launch in Lightroom 3.5 64bit

    • RobertL November 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      Hi Tim,

      Re-run the installer and look for Adobe Lightroom in the list of available host programs. If you see it, check only that box and install it again. If you do not see it, please open up a support ticket at and we will address your issue.


  5. Gerald Forrest November 25, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Tried installing unsuccessfully in Lightroom 3.5 many times by selecting Lightroom. Tried a custom install once, but Photoshop was the only selectable choice.

    • RobertL November 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

      Hi Gerald,

      If you have tried installing Blow Up 3 into Lightroom 3.5 multiple times, then open Lightroom 3.5 and open your preferences. Mac = Lightroom > Preferences / PC = Edit > Preferences. Then click on the Presets tab and make sure there is NO check in “Store presets with catalog”. Once you have unchecked that option then click ok and restart Lightroom. You will find Blow Up 3 in your Photos > Edit In menu. If this does not resolve your problem please visit or email to open a support ticket so we can further investigate your issue.

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