So if your reading this, your a Graphic Designer or a Photographer or just one of those people that use Photoshop or Aperture to make your images/designs even better!
In my line of work, I've been asked to do some crazy things with other people's designs or images. I think the most outrageous one is making a image that is 200 pixels (both width and height) into 2000 pixels with out losing resolution. I've done a lot of research on search engines to be able to accomplish this. And I finally came to it…
Perfect Resize 7 (Formerly known as Genuine Fractals) from OnOne. They have accomplished the big nightmare that us Graphic/Web Designers go through and they did it well. You can get it in a Plug In for your Photo editing programs like Photoshop or get it as a standalone App. They have other plug ins which you can find here. Unfortunately it's not that cheap ranging from $159.95 for the Standard Edition and $299.95 for the Professional Edition.
This the original image I worked with in one of my projects. (500 pixels width; 362 pixels height)