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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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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How do I fix this photo (poor quality, saturation, color) in GIMP?

I have a photo with poor quality and lighting that needs to go in a print newsletter. There is some lighting issues, and a blue-ish color in part of the image. I'd like to fix the image using GIMP. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Photoshop Bitmap to Greyscale and Back Concerns

Hello Graphic Designers, Thank you for this helpful board. I have this weird color related print related question. My situation is, I am doing some layout changes of a bitmap black and white comic ...
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Problems with Inkscape's trace bitmap when converting with multiple colors

I want to apologize ahead of time, for potentially failing to explaining the problem more accurately: So I'm attempting to smooth/clean up a design I'm making for a greeting card on Inkscape. I ...
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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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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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Use GIMP to extract out the logo from background

I would like to extract out the icon in the following screen (mixed with gray background) to Anyone know how I can do that using GIMP? Thanks.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Best format to import in photoshop

I need to make a program for a client. The program gets data from the web, template the data in an image and save the image. The text in the produced image needs to be editable in photoshop. What ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Gimp: how to remove background noise/artifacts and enhance handwritten text

I have a lots of scanned handwritten lecture notes (PDFormat) and I want to improve their readability (I have uploaded an example). In particular I'd like to remove the "squares" on the back. I would ...
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Turn transform selection box to selection in Photoshop - Selecting Shadow problem

In a PSD i'm working with there's an image on one layer, and a shadow on another layer. Selecting the shadow doesn't select all of the gradient. So when I select both layers and click Control-T both ...
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Editing a bitmap image

I have these two icons: Image without a tick sign Image with a tick sign I want to add a tick sign on the top image which is without a tick sign. I am a developer extremely novice in graphic design....
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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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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 ...