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There's ways to add security features on your PDF that will prevent people from printing, editing or extracting elements from the file. There's also watermarks that can be added. BUT there's also ways to bypass all this, so it's not 100% reliable. I could also easily imagine it must have taken you a lot of work to do this work, and your client could easily ...


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Any time a format isn't available in the Save As dialog, it means that format is invalid for the document in the state it's in. There's no such thing (as Lese and cwedge point out), as a 32-bit (or 16-bit) jpeg, nor a duotone, Lab or 1-bit bitmap jpeg. Photoshop versions prior to CS5 would simply not show jpeg as an available option for 16-bit images, which ...


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Vector graphics are graphics in which the image is represented in a mathematical fashion. What this allows one to do is to zoom in an image to infinite precision. They are ideal for situations in which an image might be used at various resolutions and dimensions. Raster graphics are of a fixed dimension, somewhat like a grid pattern with specified values at ...


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.ai Contains: Native Illustrator content (unflattened) - used when file is reopened in Illustrator PDF 1.4 content (unflattened) - used when file is opened or placed anywhere else* *In the Illustrator Options dialog that appears when you save a native .ai file, a checkbox called Create PDF Compatible File, marked on by default, determines whether the ...


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An .SVG file IS a source file. It isn't layers in the Photoshop/Gimp sense but it absolutely can be picked apart. Use an SVG editor - that would be Illustrator or Inkscape. Alternatively, if you want to get real crazy you can open the .SVG in any text editor and look for the values you want to change which for colors would be in Hex format #nnnnnn


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Unanswered Question #1: What is in your current contract? What is written down and signed currently? What has he promised in writing? What have you promised in writing? "Starting work without a contract is like putting on a condom after taking a home pregnancy test" F*ck You, Pay Me by Mike Monteiro FYPM is a WONDERFUL talk about the importance of ...


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SVG is scalable, if you have a vector-graphic that is a clear advantage. For pixel-graphics PNG is better. A downside is, that the Internet Explorer supports SVG only with the coming version 9 (before with plugin). Mobile browsers may also have limited support for SVG. EDIT: As ClemDesm points out, older IE-versions don't support fully transparent PNG, ...


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The simple answer here is use both. The fact that you've named SVG as an option, means we can rule out photo graphics as an intended use case - because SVGs are only good for line-art graphics such as logos, icons and clip-art-like illustrations. If you are considering this choice for photo graphics, there is no choice; PNG will probably always be better. ...


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I have just run a test and the only difference appears to be on mobile browsers. I created a 990 x 900px image of the Twitter icon (that icon seems far too detailed a design for good scaling, so good for this test). I saved this as SVG, JPG, GIF, Transparent GIF (just the bird shape, no background colour, instead adding this with CSS), PNG, transparent ...


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@Pearsonartphoto already puts it nicely. In an effort to find the shortest possible definition that is still correct: Vector graphics are a collection of geometrical elements (primitives like circles, squares, triangles... as well as polygons and curves) that you can enlarge to any size. Raster (Pixel) graphics is a collection of coloured dots. You can't ...


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(that's Illustrator on the left, Photoshop on the right) Raster images are just grids of pixels, like what comes out of a digital camera or a scanner. The file doesn't know what those pixels mean. Web images and digital paintings are most often raster. Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, Corel Photopaint and Pixelmator are primarily raster (some have a few ...


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If you're using a version of Photoshop earlier than CS6 and your document is 16-bit, or if it is in a color mode such as Lab or multichannel that isn't supported in jpeg format, then jpeg won't be offered as an option on save. Image > Mode > RGB Color Image > Mode > 8 Bits/Channel Then Save As. One of the much-welcomed features in CS6 (or ...


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Agreeing with the solution proposed by @go-meek, but perhaps the best way to avoid the issue would be printing the brochure yourself. Tell him that you can only give a printed proof, digital files after receiving the payment. It is fair, he can see the brochure and make annotations in it, you keep the files. Doesn't need to be the highest resolution either, ...


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I would say PNG simply for the fact it seems to be a more accepted format than SVG.


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It's not technically possible to have a file that is secured for printing while having the ability to read it. That is because rendering for screen and print is the same thing. Despite this, PDF files have a flag to disable printing; this is more of an annoyance than an actual block. The best thing you can do is rasterize the graphics to a low-enough ...


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There's a great deal of opinion and frankly false information circulating on this topic. It's pretty safe to say that EPS, being Postscript based, is an obsolescent format just as Postscript is obsolescent. It served the community well back in the day, but it's long been overtaken by PDF and AI. EPS has almost no place in a modern graphics workflow and is ...


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My first, second and third answers to this question would be "Find a different printer, because the one you have is incompetent." There is no grande format equipment made that requires jpeg as input. Typical spec, this one from the Fuji website: Formats All popular desktop formats including PostScript 3, EPS, TIFF, PDF, both RGB and CMYK color ...


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(Note: please read the OP's own answer before this one, since my answer is a comment on the OP's investigation) This is a known issue of Android Chrome. On some of their builds they disabled anti aliasing causing the vector shapes to be rendered with crisp edges. The reason for this was to reduce the overload created by anti aliasing calculations. Due to ...


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An answer from a different perspective: In our design shop, when we create a logo with text, the original is saved as an AI with live fonts. When the logo is approved by the client, the letters are turned to outlines (so the logo can't be screwed up in another application by having a font missing) and we save that as the EPS version. We always know to ...


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A PHP script on the server (which is what the URL causes to be run) returns a response to the browser which contains the header Content-Type: image/jpeg so the browser knows that what is returned is a JPEG image and displays it accordingly. The browser uses the response headers to determine what to do with content. Client operating systems may behave ...


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The tricky thing about favicons is that they are tiny (well, while the classic favicon was 16x16 px, you can now use 24x24 px. Still quite small). Because of this, and just as it happens when working with small icons in general, you need to create a version of it pixel by pixel. Scaling just doesn't do. Check this related question: Tools or methods for ...


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Designing a graphics for a header is not just designing the image, but knowing how the header will look overall. If you provide only the image, there is a chance the other person making the website put just a tini little version, or a deformed one for example. So the first step is to prepare a canvas simulating diferent screen devices, let's say: 1920 ...


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In our graphic design shop with an emphasis on print production, eps is still very alive and well and we follow the same workflow: .ai files are the "native" file format and can only be opened by Illustrator. We keep fonts as fonts in .ai files. This is the master larger file for any project, often with multiple hidden layers containing development artwork ...


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Definitely use PNG for a website. SVG is simply not sufficiently widely supported and it has few (if any) significant benefits over PNG for a flattened export. That said, keep all of your working copies in SVG.


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NOTES: Inkscape would be an example of a Vector Graphics editor, while GIMP/Photoshop/Paint.NET/etc are suited to editing raster images. Ever notice that as you zoom into an image, the quality gets lower? That's a raster image. A raster image is like the one your digital camera takes. They are usually in the formats JPG (lossy), GIF (lossless), PNG (my ...


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For saving the file always use native file formats like EPS for Illustrator. That's for your file back up. For print it is important that you use a CMYK color mode. Now-a-days PDF, TIFF and EPS are used for printing. PDF is increasingly used now among designers. TIFF is used with ease since color management is possible but ask your printer if they accept ...


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To add to DA01's excellent answer and to provide additional context, OpenType comes in two flavors: TrueType and PostScript. So way back in the day, when Adobe created PostScript, they defined curves in a certain way mathematically. PostScript became wildly popular because it could accurately take things on screen and print them onto paper and it could ...


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On linux you can go to https://github.com/google/woff2 and compile that, then you'll have two utilities, one for compressing fonts to woff2 format and the other to decompress woff2 fonts to ttf.


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As long as you are using shapes and the pen tool in Illustrator it really doesn't matter. Letters that are converted to paths are fine too. Not sure about the other tools. Since you are creating vector graphics with those tools (when using Illustrator) they can be enlarged infinitely without loss of quality. Save your files in EPS, AI, PDF or SVG. Those ...


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Try exporting the Sketch file as a PDF. Then open the PDF file in Illustrator. From Illustrator export the document as a PSD. Sketch File Formats



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