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An image consisting of mapped pixels, where each are given a value (colour). Bitmaps gives the "lego effect" when zoomed in. This is opposed to vector graphics, which do not deteriorate when zoomed.

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How can I make this bitmap looking image in photoshop?

I'm trying to duplicate this. Thought it would be a low-resolution bitmap effect but somehow I can't achieve those patterns. Any ideas?
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Will I lose colours saving a 16-bit picture as 8-bit?

Let's say that I have a 16-bit photo and want to edit it using Photoshop. 8-bit graphics can display 256 colours per channel and 16-bit graphics can display 65,536 colours per channel, a significant ...
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How to convert a vector TTF font to a bitmap FON file?

I've been at this for nearly two days now, so it's time to ask for help. Following the instructions on this Stack Overflow answer, How to convert TTF to FNT with Fontforge, I've tried saving my font ...
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How to do a "Turing Pattern" dither/halftone effect?

I've been searching for a way to do a halftone like this: As you can see this is not a simple halftone effect, with circles or anything. It uses the Turing Pattern as the filler element, but it also ...
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How to make custom halftone effect with more than one pattern?

I've only ever seen this done on one project, I can't remember the name or where I saw it but I did take a screenshot because I loved the idea. I want to put a halftone/bitmap effect on an image, but ...
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How to achieve a pixelated view for low resolution graphics in Inkscape?

Is there a way to rasterize the Inkscape editor view for low res to emulate bitmap graphics? E.g. an 8px text on a 32x32px page is shown perfectly vector-y ;-) If a "pixelate" filter effect ...
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Rasterize images for print manually

I'm trying to experiment with a thing. I have a laser printer that have both PCL and PS capabilities, however the image rendition is kinda poor, the print is very noisy. I've seen some better printers ...
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When performing Path > Trace Bitmap in Inkscape, and doing multiple passes, is there a place where I can access to the list of passes?

My apologies if the terms are not the best, I just started using Inkscape yesterday. I am using this software to transform any image into SVGs with shades of grey. On the picture down below I did 9 ...
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why do printers always suggest bitmap for black and white images?

If I have two virtually similar files: 1200DPI Bitmap TIFF, placed in InDesign with 100%K 1200DPI CMYK TIFF, same art as #1, lineart thresholded and now at 100%K And both are on white backgrounds (...
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Create pdf or eps (mostly vector) graphic with wacom tablet

I would like to add some graphics to a Latex presentation using a wacom graphics tablet. I would like to use vector graphics, so the pdf output will stay small and look good in every resolution (if I ...
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Bitmap Overlay has a weird grid-like pattern when zoomed out

I did a bitmap of a cloud texture in photoshop so i could bring it over to illustrator to overlay it on a poster. the texture on the poster seemed fine in illustrator but once i exported it as a jpeg/...
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Turn off Anti-Aliasing in Illustrator in SVG file with embedded image

I placed in Illustrator file a raster image (image with sharp edges as a layer from PSD) and save it as SVG. When I open it in Chrome or Firefox the image looks compressed with anti-aliased edges. In ...
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Color gradation mismatch in bitmap brushes Ai

I'm experiencing a color difference between an original psd file and the brush created with that same file. File is a Grayscale + 2 pantone file where only pantone have information. Grayscale is only ...
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Simulate bitmap mode in photoshop for e-ink photo preparation

I need to prepare some photos for an e-ink display. The display is 1-bit. Each pixel is either 100% black or 100% white - there is no gray. I know that I can change the mode of my photos in Photoshop ...
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Different bitmap/raster shape gradient like this example?

does anyone know how to achieve this, a gradient that is created from the different raster/bit map shapes? i am trying to recreate this in illustrator
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bitmap format for CMYK

I would like to perform automated rasterization effects on my graphic, then send the result to a printer. ImageMagick supports the effects I require, and supports CMYK. However, I would need to be ...
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Font identification from an early-2000's game

I'm looking for a font from the game Uplink (2001) but can't seem to identify it online. It looks almost like someone has taken Helvetica and shrunk it down to the bare minimum, then zoomed in (so I'm ...
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A filter to map lightness to hue of a pixel

Is there a filter to map the lightness of source pixels to the hue value of a pixel? I'm looking for some sort of effect similar to the "Colorama effect" in After Effects?
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Keeping quality of bitmap illustrations for web/print

I draw illustrations by hand on paper, scan in and then wish to use as artwork or edit further. One way I've done so way to trace hand drawn work using the pen tool in Illustrator, creating vector ...
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Determine the enlargement factor of an image automatically to scale it back down

This might be hard to explain. If I have an image that was obviously enlarged (i.e. pixels are visible), can I revert the enlargement process to get the original picture back? For example this ...
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Photoshop: converting to a one-colour image w/ transparent background

I have the following image with a transparent background: I would like to convert it to just a single colour, but for it to fade to transparent rather than to different tints of the same colour. A ...
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How to create simple svg

I've been using inkscape to create SVGs. But I've come across a problem. I've created a simple plus sign (as simple as you can imagine). It is currently in PNG format with a transparent background. I'...
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Is the circle rendering method I used a good design?

I made an algorithm that generates circles (it is also generalized to ellipses). Right away, circles of size 1 to 16 render like this: Here is how 256×256 and 256×128 ellipses render: The way this ...
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Affinity Designer: How to save embedded image?

In Affinity Designer 1.6, how do I save an embedded image to disk? Of course I want the original resolution of the image, and - if possible - the original EXIF data.
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Razor Sharp, Pixel Perfect Text Export from Illustrator or Photoshop?

I'm trying to create Windows 95 / 98 pixel perfect text styles to mockup a retro UI. In the past (roughly 8 years ago) I remember being able to export BMPs from Illustrator in Greyscale and get pixel ...
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Outline-like artifacts in Inkscape bitmap trace?

This seems quite similar to How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace? but I thought asking again would be helpful since it seems that at least the preview does not have the ...
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How can I save a bmp (bitmap) image file at 16bpp on a Mac?

I need to save an image as Windows Bitmap BMP A1R5G5B5 16bpp. Source files are 32bpp image files (PNG and/or Windows Bitmap). Preview saves BMP images at 32bpp. XnConvert saves BMP images at 24bpp. ...
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Why Photoshop changes edges/borders colours when scaling/distorting up/down?

I'm annoyed with this behaviour since forever, so its time to ask: why Photoshop change edges colours when there's clearly absolutely no reason to do so? Here is an example: I'm dealing with the logo ...
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Why is my inverted black layer coming out grey instead of white, when using CMYK colourspace?

I have an RGB vector file with lots of layers, one of which is a bitmap containing a mixture of pure black pixels and 100% transparent pixels. This layer has a live invert filter, which changes the ...
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GIMP Bitmap File Format

What is the difference between a windows saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 3.x format" and a gimp saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 95/NT4 and newer format"? I have need to generate the former through ...
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Inkscape trace bitmap removing all white from image (background is alpha)

So, I recently took on the challenge of learning how to use Inkscape. I wanted to trace bitmap an image of the Australian flag, but the white parts if the flag is removed. I tried the Trace Bitmap ...
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Best way to generate an svg from this png

Attempting to get a high quality image from the TensorBoard projector my last hope lies in producing a svg from a screenshot. My attempts to create an svg in inkscape ended up relatively blurry and I ...
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Complex bitmap to vector

I am new to graphic design, and I am wondering how it's possible to convert a complex hand drawing to vector by tracing or any other method. Let's say I have an image like this: and I want to convert ...
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Some kind of dithered halftone? Pointillist-style bitmap effect?

I am unsure how to reproduce this effect on a photographic image. Any ideas?
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Any command line tool to convert "black-and-white" images to "bit mapped"("two-tone") images

On Windows, IrfanView can create a bi-level version of Gray Level Images conveniently. Is there any command line tool available on Linux?
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How Do I Export A Halftone From Illustrator For Web? [closed]

I created a small email invitational and for the picture treatment I used bitmap halftones I created in Photoshop, saved out as PNGs, and brought into Illustrator to create the invite. For some ...
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Inkscape - Scanned Text To Vector Image

Im trying to make a clipping mask from the text in the included image, Ive tried tracing to bitmap but cant get the threshold quite right. Is there something Im missing?
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Exporting Illustrator file to TIFF with specified size in pixels

I made an Illustrator file with dimensions in centimeters. How do I export it to a lossless bitmap format (TIFF, ideally) with a specified size in pixels? The "Export as" option only lets me choose ...
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What is the use of color mode 'bitmap' in Photoshop?

I am looking to design in color mode 'bitmap'. I don't understand the use of the color mode bitmap. When and how can I use it?
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When putting an image on the web that has only a few colours, what are the drawbacks of using the .bmp format?

Say I have an image that is 500px square, and uses only about 10 colours, including some large single-colour blocks. Both .jpg and .png are lossy and cause fuzz, and .svg can be quite awkward to work ...
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Inkscape: Zoom into pixels

Inkscape v0.92 When I zoom I would like to see the individual pixels instead of the zoom anti-aliasing. This occurs not only for paths but also for bitmaps. I realize there is now a 'Display: Use ...
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Remove Background in Inkscape

I have two versions of a black and white image and would like to remove the background in both. I used Trace Bitmap in Inkscape with the settings below - the white background was no problem, but in ...
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Illustrator: Removing white borders from boxes after Create Object Map

I'm trying to create an 8bit cave image in Illustrator for a fun little 404 page but am having trouble on export. The file in Illustrator looks like this screenshot: However, when I export the image ...
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Noise effect / Gaussian Blur in Bitmap

I need to make the same curve as the picture from scratch in PS, using Gaussian Blur > Dissolve > Bitmap (50% Threshold). The other way I made the vector curve to Shadow > Dissolve > Bitmap. However, ...
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Converting bitmap to vector [duplicate]

I have a small (32x32) grey rectangle that I converted into bitmap: I want to convert the black areas into vector polygons. Is this possible somehow?
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Shadow Effect On Photoshop

I'm working on press project that needs to trace almost exact with the picture attached and will save it as Bitmap later. From what I know, there are 3 layers: gradient background, metal texture, ...
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How would you name this font? [closed]

Bold text is for edits, which are important. Breaking news: ttf Unicode version released at https://typedesign.netlify.com/customfont.html I made a bitmap font resembling my handwriting (I improved ...
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How can I merge 2 bitmap layers in Sketch App?

Is there a way (or a workaround) to merge 2 bitmap layers in Sketch? I often use cutouts of print screens to start sketching out new interfaces and I would like to merge these into 1 bitmap afterI'm ...
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Why is my 1-bit, 8x8 bitmap saving larger than 8 bytes in photoshop?

I want my 8x8 to come out as raw binary; it should be 8 bytes, or 64 bits. However, it is coming out much larger than that; saving as a PNG gave me 154 bytes; saving as a BMP gave me 64 bytes (8 times ...
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Throwing out redundant bitmap information when saving as PDF

I am designing something in Illustrator and I use a part of a bitmap (JPG) image. I only need it to cover a specific shape so I use a clipping mask and end up using just about 20% of said image. Now ...
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