how to increase the quality of an image

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I Am Looking for a way to increase the quallity of an image so its not so blurry as i zoom in 
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I'm afraid there is no shortcut to quality. If it's blurry at 100%, it's going to be blurry. If you're zooming in further than that, you'll see increasing blur, but it is because you're trying to view the image at more than full size. Photoshop offers Shake Reduction that can sometimes help sharpen an image that suffered from a bit of camera shake, but you have to be very, very careful with it or you'll make it look worse. There are many other more standard ways of sharpening an image in Photoshop, but you need to have a good quality image to start with, and that's up to you and your camera equipment.  Or the image you buy. Sharpening is a major course by itself—sharpening what type of image for what output, just for starters.

If you are looking to zoom in past 100% because you started with a very small image, there are also many ways to upscale an image, but it comes with degradation of quality, increasing as the amount you scale by increases. So a little increase might work fine if the image was in good shape to begin with, but a lot won't be good. The program has to make pixels where there weren't any, and how is it supposed to decide that? Which is why there are many different methods for upscaling.

You haven't given us any specifics of what you are starting with and what you want to wind up with that we can be more specific about what might help you out. If you don't have enough quality to start with, though, almost anything you do will fall short, but sometimes a compromise in quality is good enough for a given situation.