How to Upscale Short or Long Edge, or Set Final Megapixels, To Some Value

Is there some way to make Photo AI or Gigapixel upscale the shortest (or longest) edge to some value, or a way to create an image with a final number of megapixels? If not, can it be added in the near future?

I’m trying to bulk process several hundred images from an ice skating event that still required cropping despite using the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 lens on APS-C 7DMkII. Some are portrait and some are landscape, most are cropped to 2x3 or 3x4. If I set “width” to something like 3000, the landscape is ignored because it is larger. If I set height to a similar value, portrait is ignored for the same reason.

Since the software does not downscale, I can probably run Gigapixel twice and upscale edges separately, but I’m not sure if PhotoAI can do that as a bulk process, without running other image manipulation events.

So, it would be great if there was a “short” or “long” edge scale option so that we say “I’d like the short edge to be 3000” and the software just figures out what the short edge is. It would also be nice if we could just upscale or downscale to a final megapixel count. Some of my images are cropped from 20+ down to less than 10 and I’d like to upscale to something closer to the original 20 without going over that.

In the older version of Gigapixel V1, 2 or 3, it can resize base on the long edge but since V4 the feature has been removed.
In the older version, it allowed to input both width & height dimension at the same time, the software will keep the aspect ratio of the image and resize it base on the long side.

I have contacted Customer services, in 2019 April. At that time, the Development Team told me that “they will re-implementing in some fashion in the future, but is currently not scheduled”.

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This feature needs to be brought back. I’m constantly scaling images that are both orientations and it’s ridiculous that i can’t scale both at the same time using the long-edge option. As it stands, if i want a 4000px long edge, i need to do portrait and landscape separately? Why are we regressing here?

I’m afraid there isn’t a way to set a ‘long’ or ‘short’ edge to this value, only the Width or Height;

I’ll let our team know about this!

We released a longest side/shortest side feature in the autopilot preferences for v1.5.4.

Please reach out if you have any questions about this.

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