Enhance Size of Image to fit in 2 feet of space

The image attached is small.  I would like it to be much bigger so that it fits an entire 2' x 2' area without looking pixelated.  Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You will need to get the original source file to do that.  There is not enough content in that small image to expand it to 2' x 2' without pixelation.  I'm assuming that the original is an Adobe Illustrator file or similar vector file that can be scaled up to the size you want.  If all you have is a small PNG or JPG, it just isn't going to happen without a lot of manual editing to smooth it.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Another factor to consider is that the image you propose to fit into a 2' x 2' space isn't SQUARE to start with!
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
At 153 x 202 pixels, each pixel would be 0.119 inches high which is about 1/8th of an inch.  If you stand back about 20 feet it might not look too bad.
Hello frugalmule

I see that you have two separate user profiles here.  I remembered the logo question asked by the rtod2 profile 4 years ago:


You supplied a 168 x 168 pixel PNG of a comical mule and asked how to render it as Black and White and add the words "Frugal Mule" or initials to it for use on a business card.

I took the image and added "frugal mule" to the image (can't recall what font face), and another expert suggested how to make it Greyscale.  You must have finally arrived at a suitable image size of 153 x 202 pixels, but otherwise the image is the same.

You have asked quite a few questions over the years about how to blow up quite small images for use on banners, signs, etc, without losing image quality, and you received much the same advice on those occasions.  in one of your questions you had the misconception that "there were image enhancers that could fill in missing pixels", but Dave Baldwin clarified that misunderstanding:

In my opinion the only realistic way to do so with acceptable results in this case would be to locate the same original mule image in a much larger vector based image format that can be enlarged without degrading the image, and then add the "frugal mule" text as vector shapes using an image editor that can do this.

I recently read a question where an expert posted a link back to another 4 year old question about converting a raster image (eg. JPG) to a vector one.  In that question, the expert named GrandSlamFX suggested a program or website named Vector magic (http://vectormagic.com/home).

Basically what it tries to do is find the edges of shapes within an image and convert them to editable vector shapes.  Your logo MIGHT be capable of separation in this way.  If so, you should then be able to enlarge it for banner or sign printing, but as Paul Sauvé pointed out, your image isn't square and wouldn't fit into a 2 foot x 2 foot square without cropping.

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