Blow Up 3 Released!

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, as well as Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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10 Responses to Blow Up 3 Released!

  1. Joe Williams says:

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

  2. Bill Casem says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

    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?

  4. Tim Dalrymple says:

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

    • RobertL says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

      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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