Huge installation using Blow Up

Here is a great example of Blow Up used in the real world. Christian Popkes created a dramatic outdoor photo installation at the Schömberg Photo Festival in the Black Forest. Blow Up made the huge prints possible. They are about three meters tall!

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  1. Axel From L January 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Great looking blow-Ups, I love it.

  2. Mark tomalty January 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Looks very impressive.
    Some background info on the images would be useful
    i.e., what was the capture format etc

  3. Mary T January 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Very Cool Indeed!!! Love it.

  4. Graham Hilling January 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Very impressive but I suspect the original files were also pretty large! Definitely interested in what they were taken with.

  5. Jason Keefer December 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I agree! Very nice enlargements, but were these shot medium format digital or a cell phone? I joke about the cell phone, but knowing the medium of capture is paramount.


    • Jimmy December 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Hi Jason,

      It was a medium format camera. I checked with Christian about these shots. He used a 39MP Hasselblad which produces an image of 5412 x 7212 pixels. The images still underwent significant enlargement to get to the size shown in the article.

  6. Chris Light July 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I cannot figure out where my installation is. It is listed under alein3 however I dont know how to use it, any suggestions I have Corel5 win

    • Robert July 22, 2013 at 11:33 am


      If you are using Corel, it would force you to do a custom install, since we do not support Corel products. I would suggest you start by uninstalling Blow Up 3. You can do that by following the instructions in our Windows uninstall article.

      Once you remove it, download and install it again, but this time follow the instructions in our Corel installation article.

      You will need to perform a custom install, which is linked in the article, but I’m providing it here just in case.
      Custom install article

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