Originally Posted by reefrunner69
10% increments using bicubic smoother, there are better programs for upsizing, like Q-image and Genuine fractals.
Absolutely agreed; bicubic is great for enlarging, but only to an extent. You can't enlarge something tiny to huge and expect it to look 'good'.
The one thing I wanted to add to this, is that photoshop's crop tool has the ability to restrain it's size. Meaning you can crop TO 800x600, 1024x768, whatever size you want, and then you don't have to resize after you edit. Check in the 'tool bar' for the crop tool, along the top of the screen by default for two fields, width and height and enter your preferred crop size.
(This also prevents pixel destruction from resizing if by chance you don't crop it to the best size beforehand.)
love photoshop and am so
glad I get paid to use it.