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Facebook: Ways to preserve image quality of uploaded images?

After uploading an image, Facebook converts it to a new image. Their conversion process introduces artifacts and mottling to the magenta-ish parts of the image. Original image: Facebook's ...
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Techniques to dramatically scale an image

I have been given an impossible task: Take a picture image (jpg) at 1422 x 1067 px with 100 dpi and scale it to 86400 x 29376 px (that's equivalent to 34ft x 100ft or 30.5 meters x 10.36 meters) ...
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Reduce file size without losing quality

I would like to save files in Photoshop but keep them as small as possible. I use Save for Web (and Devices) and save as a JPEG. Here are the settings I used: I really do not want to lower the ...
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1answer
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How do I ensure a colour is flat (and not dithered) when exporting it from Flash?

What settings/methods are best for creating an animated gif with sharp image quality? Here's what I'm working with: http://demo.jessewhite.me/envelope/index.html This graphic is for a high-end ...
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Email signature hell--How to include a logo image and have it stay sharp?

I found a couple useful threads on this forum with respect to the issues posed by (displaying) images in email signatures-- here, for example-- and I've searched all over the web, but still have not ...
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Google Play - 'Feature Graphic' Design

I recently got my application in the google play store, but I have an issue with how the 'Feature Graphic' is being displayed. Here is the original (@ 72 DPI (Screen RES) - Saved for Web - PNG8): ...
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Background images get distorted or random lines appear

The question might not seem to be clear but i could not get a better name for the behavior of the background that happens. There is a background image that i am setting to my layout, there are various ...
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How to reduce the file size of an image while keeping the same dimensions

My goal is to create a Kindle Cover and upload it following Amazon recommendations. The Cover Should Be: MAXIMUM: Width:1563px; Height:2500px; JPEG up to 127KB MINIMUM: Width:625px; ...
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Is there any negative adverse effect to optimizing images for retina screens, if the images aren't exactly double size?

For example: Say I have an image that is going to be displayed at 1000px wide. I want to optimize my site for retina displays, but the largest resolution image I have to put here is only 1900pixel ...
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2answers
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How can I increase the size of a .jpeg without losing quality?

Is it possible to make a .jpeg photo larger without losing "quality"? I have a photo that is 450px x 750px and would like to make it 3 times bigger for web not print? I've been told that Illustrator ...
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1answer
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Best image dimensions for downloadable wallpaper, for PC, HD, mobile and tablet?

Let's say I wanna make a website that would allow a user to download a wallpaper in sizes for PC, HD, mobile and tablet. What are the top used / best image dimensions I should host?
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Will changing image resolution from 300 to 72 without resampling reduce the quality?

This is a rather stupid question so I apologise in advance but I just wanted to be 100% sure! I have a set of photos at 300 ppi that are 800 pixels by 800 pixels and need to convert them in Photoshop ...
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Reduce image size in photoshop without compromising text readability

I found a similar thread that gave some great pointers, but still doesn't solve my issue. My boss asked me to create a corporate presentation, and I had the unfortunate idea of doing it all in ...
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1answer
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How to determine what quality a JPG was saved as?

When saving JPG images with Pixelmator or Photoshop, I select a quality from the scale 1–100 that gives optimum file-size. Later on, I sometimes take these images and crop them a little more (not ...
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1answer
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How to make PNG-quality animations in GIF format?

I've noticed more and more sites using animated GIFs that have PNG quality. You'd think they're the latter if you didn't check the image info. The lines are crisp, the colors look great, there's none ...
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How can I reduce the file size of a JPEG keeping the same image width and height?

I have a 700Kb JPEG file (white cardboard texture) that I'm using as a background on a website. A file this large takes too long to load for snappy page hits. I don't need the full resolution, a ...
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1answer
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How do I determine what the image file format and resolution should be when scanning?

I understand the title to my question is very vague, but bare with me, I think I can make it a bit more precise in the question body. Recently my mother was asking for help with digitizing a large ...
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1answer
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Is there a standard file size recommendation to optimize web images?

I remember, during college (2008), my web design professor made a point to keep all images' file size at/below 40K (didn't matter what the dimensions). I have made an effort to do so ever since, ...
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3answers
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MacBook retina Photoshop save for web

I am, like so many other graphic designers, very excited about the new MacBook 15" with retina display. But there is one thing that I really am concerned about. With 4 times the pixels as on ordinary ...
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1answer
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Tools or methods for optimizing favicon appearance?

I often must create a favicon for a fairly complex image, that when it gets down to 16x16, looks weird or blurry. I have been trying with one image, reduced with bicubic-sharp in Photoshop and ...
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2answers
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Measuring minimum resolution in Photoshop/GIMP

I am following Apple's iTunes connect guide (as of today 13th November 2013) for designing an image. At page 239 of their guide I am confused on the following: Background artwork must be at least ...
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After Effects - How to avoid annoying gradations if I render a mp4? [migrated]

I created a light in After Effects. My preview works as expected: But if I render my composition as a mp4 file, I get these strange gradations errors: I've tried every option in the comp ...
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What is the purpose of the resolution property of images (when creating/editing)?

I want to check something I don't quite understand with the size/quality properties of an image. OK, as much as I understand, the size of an image you create in Photoshop, for example, will determine ...
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3answers
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Losing Details when reducing to smaller image

I am designing icons and elements from an android game using Photoshop CS4. If I am designing a character (512x512) and reduce its size to fit the game screen, lots of details, shades and effects are ...
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4answers
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What is the best way to create light-weight PNG images?

I want to create light weight PNG images with good quality. Can anyone suggest the best way...Note: Need to use these PNG images in android app designing.
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1answer
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Resize an image without quality loss

this is a newbie question. I'm not a designer but I would learn something. Look this image: Well, I would recreate this image (without the pattern background, it doesn't matter). The point is that ...
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4answers
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Where would I find a high quality version of a wooden floor like this?

It is to be used for background on a website. I like it exactly the way it is except that the image quality is not good enough. Looking for quality that will look good on a Retina screen. Must be able ...
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3answers
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Photoshop saves PNGs with less quality

I have a 2000x1500 image created with Photoshop CS6 Extended. When I save images in different formats for re-use in other programs, e.g. PNG, the image quality will suffer. I have nice basic gradiants ...
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1answer
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Why do applications need to make changes for Retina displays?

From what I understand, Retina displays are simply a screen with a high PPI (higher than that of your eye at "optimum viewing distance"). Why, then, do applications need to fix their interface to ...
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1answer
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Transform/resize image for label printer using Gimp

Starting from an image like this one, how do I resize and transform it into something a label printer can use? That means a black and white bmp about 1/3 of this size. The best result I have so far ...
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2answers
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How to ensure high print quality / fidelity when sending artwork to a print house?

I'm a web guy trying to be a print guy. Help. I'm pretty OK with Illustrator, but setting up a vector to get printed - they rarely ever look as crisp and clear as I expect them too. I followed the ...
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1answer
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Quality of .gif output from Photoshop

I'm trying to output a .gif from Photoshop (CS6) and have run into some difficulty with the quality it is producing. Ideally, each image should resemble the .jpg stills which are crisp and clear, but ...
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1answer
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How Can I set up the preview Quality for objects I move in transformation mode in PS CC

My question is easy. I remember a function in an older version of Photoshop where I could say Photoshop to preview things I move around in lower quality to improve performance. Where can I activate ...
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1answer
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How do I make a good quality drawing look like a low quality screenshot from 90's TV in PS? [duplicate]

Yeah hi, I was wondering how I could get my images to look like they were shown on 90's TV or were recorded to a VHS and ripped into a digital file. Examples shown below. I'd like to utalize ...
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1answer
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Sketch - Export layers and keep the layer size?

So, I have my layers and when I go to File > Add Slices For Selection to slice the images and then export. They are coming out with the wrong size, if you take the star, it has a width of 40px on ...
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1answer
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Can I set DPI per image/page as opposed to document-wide in InDesign?

I am making a book with some of my photography. I have not been blessed with the best camera in the world so my images range between 1100px squared to 2000px squared. The print size per image will be ...
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2answers
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Photoshop 3D object looks high quality only when moving it

I am working on some textures for 3D .obj files in photoshop cs6 extended. The objects look pretty pixelated and low quality, but when I move the object mesh, or scene, or camera, it instantly renders ...
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1answer
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Photo distorts terribly on Facebook [duplicate]

I've designed a logo which looks high res in photoshop. But really distorts in Facebook. I understand that Facebook converts the image, but compared to similar logos, it looks bad. Any ways around ...
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Width and height pixels reduction with specific height and width

I am trying to reduce the pixels of an image for the web, but it looks very bad (for exam). 3200X1200 pixels is the original size of the image, but I would like to convert it to 530x411 for my web ...
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2answers
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Tools for creating high quality diagrams

I'm working on a technical paper in which there a lot of architecture diagrams, and I'm presently using pencil/dia tools to draw these images. The problem with these images is, the text is not sharp ...
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Save for Web in Photoshop with custom DPI

I am writing user documentation using DITA which allows me to easily generate deliverables in PDF, CHM and web formats. The images need to be saved with a DPI of 110 so that they are displayed ...
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Unlocking index without losing quality? Photoshop

So i am trying to edit an icon pack that has an index lock on it. I know to unlock it you go to image > mode > rgb color. However doing this drastically reduces the image quality. Apologies ...
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Is a 8-Bit IPS display necessary for web designing?

I'm doing web design (not print or photography) and I'm wondering if I should spend extra money on a display that provides more accurate colors. I'm already set on buying IPS since they're easier on ...
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pixels to data - relationship

What exactly is the correlation between the amount of pixels in an image and the correlating space it will take up on one's hard drive? I know that the more pixels / more storage but is there an ...
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Saving Images in png format in Photoshop makes it blurry when used in websites

When I save PNG images for the web in Photoshop, its getting blurred on edges. I want to use these PNGs in mobile websites: Any solution to this?
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How to export to pdf from indesign retaining existing image compression?

I have a document with images. I need the best quality/size ratio. Now I use the "save for web" feature from photoshop because it allows exactly that. When I place my images in indesign it looks ...
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Resizing/shrinking .JPG files without losing quality?

Im using Gimp to resize images. When using a high res image normally 4500 x 2994 i usually need to shrink this image to 325 x 130 pixels. As you can imagine i loose the shiny, glossy and high res ...
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Expression Design: Why is my image blurry?

I'm trying to create a web icon using expression design. Its 45x45 pixels in size, and I've set the PPI to 96, exporting to .PNG with Antialias & Transparency. It doesn't look crisp when I look ...
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Is there a way to make an image larger without losing quality?

What's the best way to take the attached 'CobraJet' 72 dpi image and prepare it for inclusion in a printed poster? 1) I tried finding similar fonts 2) I tried blowing image up and blurring it 3) I ...
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How to create a high quality gif with GIMP?

I'm trying to animate a few images as simple gif. The images contain one human, a red balloon and a green background. The background seems to be dominating. The face is made of only a few colors, and ...