Questions tagged [bitmap]

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 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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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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Photoshop - Can't fill in pixels with pencil tool

I'm using the pencil tool with a 1 px brush. I'm trying to fill in some pixels, but in the pictures below there are certain pixels I cannot fill in. If I use the pencil tool on them, nothing happens. ...
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Converting bitmap to vector

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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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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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Here are already such questions, like: Convert a line drawing from raster to vector What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector? Converting B&W to ...
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Vectorizing pixels in bitmap images for infinite resizing. Possible?

Just putting this out there for discussion, and because I can't currently think of why it wouldn't work... Imagine you converted every pixel of a bitmap image into a vector square. Could you then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create Bitmap Only Font from Bitmap Sources (possibly using FontForge)

I have found other threads/questions related to bitmaps and fonts but I think my usage case is atypical. This is for a very casual group project designing a font together. A group of non-artists has ...
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Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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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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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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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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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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Disable each step from being show on screen when using user-defined actions

I have created a few actions to add border and guide marks on images. Depending on the border required, a different action button is used. Part of these actions are canvas size changes, image flips, ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I save a logo as a bitmap?

I need to save a logo as a bitmap, 256 colors or less and no larger than 64K. I have no idea what these requirements mean.
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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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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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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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Strange type behaviours, some rounded letters seem larger

I have a weird thing happening with this font. It's Avenir. I've used it in the past with no issues, but this one seems to pop up once in awhile. The issue if not obvious is that some letters appear ...
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How can this bitmap-style text effect be achieved?

I'd like to replicate it but I'm not sure what kind of bitmap would be necessary. An alternating, vertical line maybe? But then I still don't know how to get the areas of solid.
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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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How to create high quality 32x32 pixels BMP?

I know it oxymoron but I have a pretty unique situation. We have LED panels with 32x32 resolution. To display an image on these LED panels, I have to run BMP format file through a special program to ...
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Controlling the BMP color table in GIMP

I'm making graphics for a game. The tool that imports the graphics into the game is very particular about the exact color table (bytes 54-309 of the BMP file): if the colors are in the wrong order, ...
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Laser cutting vector image - bitmap created two lines when I need one on border of counties

I'm working on a custom design of the outline of some counties in kentucky and it's engraving each county with individual borders instead of as a single line. I know I could manually trace between the ...
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How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?

I'm using (or trying to use) Photoshop CC (14.2.1 x64) to produce small bitmaps for a .Net Micro Framework device. Memory is at a premium so I need to produce the screen assets in 16 bit RGB 565 ...
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How to generate a single path for a SVG using Illustrator?

This is the same question as here, because that solution no longer seems to work. I am using live trace on a Bitmap, and the results are good. When I go to save the document as SVG and click on "view ...
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How can I make the CLONE STAMP tool act the same when in bitmap mode compared to grayscale?

When I use the clone stamp tool, I get my selection and then I proceed to hover my brush over the image and get a little preview of what it's going to look like if I decide to press down. This only ...
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Bitmap or smooth edge for vintage graphic? [closed]

I am working on a high resolution vintage graphic retouching. The original image is bitmap mode, I try to make it smooth for large size printing. But after it I am confusing if the smooth edge is ...
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How to export to compressed BMP RLE using CorelDRAW/Photoshop?

I have a problem when exporting to BMP file with RLE compression using CorelDRAW X6 & Adobe Photoshop CS6. CorelDRAW have option exporting to BMP RLE but the output file will not be compressed. ...
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How can I remove remaining background in a traced bitmap in Inkscape? [closed]

I am trying to create a png file from a jpg file.. which is having white as a background. So I traced the bitmap in Inkscape and I did some colouring. But when I export as png file: I am ...
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What Are Some Things That Are Really Easy In Illustrator But Really Hard In Photoshop [closed]

While I can think of several tasks that are easy in Photoshop but difficult or impossible in Illustrator, I have a hard time thinking of things I can do in Illustrator that I can't do (almost) just as ...
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Is there a way to convert a gradient made in Photoshop into a vector mesh?

I am not good at using a gradient mesh in illustrator or core draw (any vector program), it makes sense to create a non linear complex gradient in Photoshop. However when using tools like live trace I ...