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The act of adding pixels to make the image larger (without adding extra information (this is an important point)) is a basic function of any image processor. There are any number of applications that can do this, however NO image processors can add information to your image, at least not automatically. They can use the information that is already there to ...


You can print a 461 by 491 image at whatever size you want, but it isn't going to have any more detail than it has right now. You can't invent detail, you can create new pixels that will make a smooth shading to make it seem less pixely, but it will then just seem more blurry. Unfortunately, at that low of resolution, you really are not going to be able to ...


Short answer: Oh, boy... Long answer: The way exists, of course. However, the quality most probably will be very low because the difference in dimensions are too big. I assume that "print it in a regular image size" from your question talks about an image somewhere around 6 MPixels, which is rather conservative. Perhaps other would say 8 Mpixels. Anyway ...


It's not the size; it's the shape. Specifically, it's the aspect ratio. That's the relative "squareness" of a photo format. For various historical reasons, there are a lot of different ones, and, as you've noticed, they don't line up. See What historic reasons are there for common aspect ratios? if you're interested in exactly why we ended up in this ...


In order to print all the way to the edge of the page, you need to turn on "Borderless Printing" or some similar feature. It is not an option at all on many printers, though it has become more common in recent years, particularly in printers targeted at printing photos. It may also only be available on certain paper types or sizes as @user28116 was nice ...

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