Questions about different ways of storing data in a file. Different file formats can usually be recognized by their extension.

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Is eps the right format for photos with transparency?

I have just started with a company who make a 72pp catalogue of products. There are hundreds of linked eps files used for the product photographs (electrical trade products so typically white and ...
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Is it possible to turn a Sketch file into an actual (eg.) website?

Is it possible to turn a Sketch file into an actual (eg.) website? ( I am really new to all of this so excuse me if this is a stupid question :) ) Thanks in advance!
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What is the correct file format for a logo?

I had my logo professionally made and when finished they gave me a series of files of different types. One of those was to be able to enlarge the logo without distortion or pixelation. I think it was ....
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What file formats should I send to my client for his logo? [duplicate]

I've been reading different articles and such and have come to the conclusion that I should send him: -ai file -eps file -jpg file -pdf file -png file Should I include anything else or is that ...
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Do SVG images look better scaled down than a high resolution png, jpg or gif?

I know that if you want to scale-up an image, then a SVG is a wise choice. However, my situation is that I have icons that I want users to be able to upload via a CMS. SVGs are just that bit ...
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Rounded corners for digital portfolio

I'm creating my architecture portfolio, which will be printed but also distributed digitally. I'd like my pages to have rounded corners (to be similar to those of a writing journal, for example) - ...
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A logo made in sketch App..how to send it to a client? [duplicate]

This is my first logo project done with sketch application. Client loved the logo. The project is completed. Its the time to send the logo design to the client. I want to know in what format should I ...
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Image for yearbook cover too big to upload

I'm using a new yearbook design software this year which is all web-based. I'm trying to upload a vector image for the cover but it's too big. I saved it as a jpg and tif with a transparent ...
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Is Inkscape suitable for design (logo, branding) on the West?

I'm novice designer from Russia, already make a fistful of projects (logo, branding, etc). All my work I do in Inkscape, really love it - but in Russia nobody hear about *.svg, customers want *.ai, ...
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Large formats watercolour paintings: best techniques to convert them to digital files?

What is the best way to get my watercolour paintings into a digital format for printing, and what would be the best quality? Currently, I'm cutting them out and placing them on a green backing and ...
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Photoshop exports image but not layer mask (no transparency)

I have a photo of a person. I used quick selection to select person and then a layer mask (which is linked) to get transparent background. Looks fine in export window (background is checkerboard), ...
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AI vs EPS vs SVG

What's the technical difference? I'm interested in switching from Illustrator to Inkscape and would prefer to work exclusively with SVG, but is this going to be a problem for my team if they stay on ...
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Full list of file extensions that AdobePhotoshop CC can work with

I need a complete space or comma separated list of file extensions like *.jpg *.png to do simple automation task for adobe photoshop cc. just one string data should the best. The task that i try to ...
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What vectorial file format is usually used for working well with both CorelDraw and Illustrator?

I am creating some templates and upload them to my website for people to used them in whatever software they have. The file needs to be vectorial and open the dimensions correctly in every program (...
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File format for printing question

Novice here..I know very little about file types, and am so overwhelmed. I have an Ai file of a simple text logo that I need to send to a client where they will then insert it on their bills/invoices,...
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Transparent web icons on dark backgrounds have white outline and look low quality [duplicate]

I usually make my images transparent using an internet online tool like LunaPic (Images like member ranks, buttons etc.) The thing is that on light backgrounds they are looking fine but on dark ones ...
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What is the easiest way to reduce the file size of a TIFF without losing too much of the image's quality?

I have a few high res TIFF files I'd like to reduce in size as they are currently around 20 MB, but need to get them down to no more than 10 MB so I can upload them to a website. Is there a way I can ...
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RMOS Consultancy logo design Problem? [closed]

Problem with logo design: doesn't scale down well I need some advice/opinions on the attached logo and what my designer should have done to make it scaleable. It looks fine at high resolution and ...
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I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for Android resolution with high quality

I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for an Android resolution with high quality. How can I convert? When I convert the medium size of icons from Inkscape's 48*48 size that image ...
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Is there a script to export illustrator image as multiple file types, colours, sizes?

I have 6 different logos to each be individually saved as Black >> CMYK / RGB >> JPG / TIFF / EPS Colour >> CMYK / RGB >> JPG / TIFF / EPS White >> CMYK / RGB >> JPG / TIFF / EPS Is there a script ...
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How can I protect my job from a client publishing it elsewhere?

I am designing a brochure of 1,872 pages for a client. This client is asking me provide him with a copy of the job. I am 100% sure if I provide a copy this job is gone. He will print it elsewhere. ...
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Difficulties installing a font, 0Kb [closed]

A client sent me a .zip file of fonts to use in a design (Mac to Mac), but after unzipping the folder, the font files are listed as Exec files with 0Kb. I cannot install the font into FontBook. This ...
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Data loss when e-mailing files: is it relevant, and how to prevent it?

Only recently I came across the possibility that e-mailing files may change and damage those files. Especially when mailing *.jpgs to web-based mail servers like Gmail or Outlook.com: I wouldn't be ...
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PNG file for PDF

Is it best to save an Adobe Illustrator file as a PNG, then opening the PNG and saving it as a JPEG, before converting it to a PDF file? I've noticed PNG files look blurry and pixelated when converted ...
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Export a single layer as a new document in InDesign

If I have 5 layers, can I export one of those layers as a new file, with a new name, in a new location? I currently am using "save as" to rename and relocate each layer into 5 new documents.
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Program to export SVG to print and animation?

I would like to create animated SVG diagrams for use on Web, as well as conventional print. At present I draw my conventional pictures on CorelDraw 12. When it comes to SVG I have no experience, but ...
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How to get files from Adobe Draw CC on Ipad into Adobe Illustrator CC on PC as vector file

As the title says. I have designed a sticker on Adobe Draw CC and I need to upload it to a website as CMYK, 300 DPI, and a specific size in inches. In order to save the file I need to transfer it to ...
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Saving Ai files as editable pdf?

Sounds simple, but it's giving me a headache, I'm able to save the file and open it in Adobe acrobat pro dc, and edit the text but my client is asking for the logo symbol, to still be editable for ...
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Rountrip from Illustrator->PowerPoint->Illustrator

I have a fair amount of experience working with Illustrator from taking some graphic design classes in high school. I've recently started working in a biomedical research lab that makes all of their ...
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Corel draw exporting tiff

I have a corel draw file that im trying to export to TIFF with 150 dpi, but the TIFF files doesnt stay with the size I want. the size after the exporting changes.
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Industry standard file format deliverables for logos? [duplicate]

During an academic discussion regarding file formats I received from a most excellent designer, I thought I was correct in writing (based on my experience with hired work): ...the industry ...
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When resaving JPEGs, the file size increases, but the quality is not changed – why?

I was experimenting with JPEG quality loss upon resaving and noticed that not only (even after four resaves) did the quality not degrade (down to pixel level), but the file sizes actually increased by ...
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How to convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file? Sketch exports TIFFs, PNG and JPEG but they are all flattened. Anyone else have to do this? Any ...
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What image type and resolution is ideal for a logo inside of a Android Mobile Application?

I have a png of a logo I am trying to import into my Android Application. However, it is looking extremely pixelated when I import it into my mobile app. The image is 538px by 113 px with a resolution ...
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Handle a transparent layer in Targa file

I need to create some Targa file in order to load them in OpenGL (I can only use .tga ..). I created my images on Photoshop, I set a transparent background but when I save my file it's totaly opaque. ...
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Saving an 8-bit grayscale image as a 2-bit image

Assuming there's an 8-bit grayscale image; what's the simplest method to save it as a "2-bit per pixel" image? Is it a binary image or something else (like a colormap image)? In the case of binary, ...
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How does this image interleave from grayscale to color?

I came across this image (re-uploaded below) that seems to load with interleaving on. There is also another pass between the blue/yellow pass that is a lower resolution full-color version of the ...
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.dds File Loses Color When Viewed in Layers

I have three .dss photo files from a video game that are textures. A lot of the separate maps (diffuse/specular/normal) are on different layers of these photos so I need some layers individually to ...
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File format standard for Printing Photo Books/Albums

Is there a standard for Printing Photo Books and File Formats? Is it supported by all type of printers. Is it open or proprietary? Is there a Wiki page about this? "Printer" here means commercial ...
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File Dimension Problems - Saving as JPEG and TIFF vs PDF

I have just submitted my first design to a print shop; an advert for a magazine measuring 3.333" x 4.583" at 300 dpi. This was a simple design created in Photoshop, layering a logo over an image. When ...
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What is application/vnd.adobe.photoshop file format? [closed]

I am working on a file in Photoshop but I do not know which kind of format the file is. It is the first time I see 'application/vnd.adobe.photoshop' under File->File Info...->Descripton The ...
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Flattened PSD documents

When working on several Photoshop PSD documents that have the same document dimensions (size and resolution) in the same RGB colour space, why do they end up with different file sizes when flattened ...
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Is Alembic worth paying attention to?

About a decade ago, COLLADA hit the scene, and it was supposed to solve all of our 3D graphics interchange problems. Maybe it does that for some people, but my experience is that everyone interprets ...
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Website header graphics size and format

I am making some graphics for a website header. I will be drawing them in Adobe Illustrator. How large should I make them so that they do not end up blurry and how should I save them? Any ...
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How do I convert a Keynote file to a high resolution PSD?

I mocked up several marketing materials for my team in Keynote, and I'd like to convert them into high res files (preferably PSDs or JPGs) to upload to a printing site (like Vistaprint). I've tried to ...
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How to open an Illustrator CS6 document in Illustrator CS5?

When I open an Adobe Illustrator CS6 document with the previous version, CS5, I get the error: Created with a newer version of Illustrator and can't use the file. Is there a way around this?
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How to convert a WOFF2 webfont into a TTF desktop font?

Googling leads me to everythingfonts . com which is down, at least for the last two days but it may have been down for a while. Googling "woff2 to ttf" -everythingfonts has very few results ...
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What advantages/disadvantages do specific font formats have for print production?

Fonts can be purchased or downloaded in several formats: TrueType OpenType Postscript Type 1 Postscript Type 3 Multiple Masters I realize that OpenType and TrueType are universal formats which ...
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What logotype files should i give to a FASHION client? & what thickness of logo elements is minimal?

I made a Logotype for my client, who is designing a casual leather fashion. I know that a similar question was asked allready, but I have to add something more, because this logotype goes not only ...
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What is the best format to share editable graphics for the web

What would be a good format to share editable graphics for the web with a community of professionals that uses different editing software? Most users will need to translate and adjust only. The type ...