Questions tagged [file-conversion]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
14 votes
5 answers
33k views

How to convert a normal photo into an equirectangular image?

I have a regular panorama image. How do I convert it into an equirectangular picture (normal → equirectangular)? Most results I find on Google are a conversion in the opposite direction (...
user avatar
12 votes
11 answers
174k views

How to convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file? Sketch exports TIFFs, PNG and JPEG but they are all flattened. Anyone else have to do this? Any ...
user avatar
  • 121
10 votes
4 answers
12k views

Convert PNG pixel arts to SVG without tracing

For a personal project, I designed some icons as PNG files and would like to export them as SVGs. I know the next question: I don't want a raster, I need vectors. I found this question but since it's ...
user avatar
  • 203
8 votes
1 answer
3k views

Importing markdown content in InDesign?

Okay, I have a markdown file (.md) that has all my book's content. I want to style and arrange this content in InDesign. Then I want to export this styled content to a PDF for reading. The way I was ...
user avatar
7 votes
2 answers
8k views

Avoiding PNG --> JPG image conversion for Twitter profile image

I've got a logo I'm attempting to use as a profile image for a Twitter account and unfortunately each time I upload my PNG file, it's clearly getting converted to JPG which is introducing compression ...
user avatar
  • 171
7 votes
1 answer
35k views

How do I combine PNGs into a PDF without losing quality?

I have a few hundred high-res PNGs I'd like to combine into a 200+ page PDF using only lossless compression on the images that are becoming the pages of the PDF. But when using Adobe Acrobat's '...
user avatar
7 votes
2 answers
28k views

How to keep the text in vector in Photoshop without rasterizing it or flattening the layers when exporting to PDF?

After many tests in all kind of PDF presets, I couldn't figure out how to keep the text layers as vector and still have the quality of InDesign without using it. Everything I tried was rasterizing ...
user avatar
  • 13.5k
6 votes
3 answers
11k views

Photoshop PSD to PDF: Best Program/Settings

So I purchased a CV template, which came as a multi layered PSD file, which I edited in Photoshop and now want to convert/save as PDF. Photoshop has this option, but I am not sure what are the best ...
user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
1k views

What file format should I export in to allow my .ai files to be opened in CorelDraw?

My client's printer guy works in CorelDraw. I work in Illustrator. He needs to open the file in CorelDraw for printing. In what format should I export the files so he can open those in Corel with no ...
user avatar
  • 144
5 votes
1 answer
504 views

Converting OFL licensed Fonts to WOFF

I would like to convert a font which uses the Open Font License to WOFF for use on a web site. My understanding is that this conversion probably contravenes the license. However, I have also read ...
user avatar
  • 161
4 votes
3 answers
99k views

How can I digitize my vector to a DST for embroidery (for free)?

I'm not sure if this question is a good fit for you guys, but I don't know who else to turn to. I can delete, if not appropriate. I'm trying to get a couple of shirts embroidered with my company ...
user avatar
  • 6,594
4 votes
1 answer
267 views

Resize before convert or convert before resize?

Is it better to resize an image before converting it from png to jpg, or to convert it before resizing it? Same for cropping instead of resizing (but I guess that cropping before or after makes no ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
5k views

Convert 8bit sRGB to 4bit grayscale with ImageMagick

I want to print an 8bit sRGB PNG image on an Epson TM-T88v receipt printer. The printer needs a 4bit grayscale PNG file to print it correctly. As I'm using PHP with ImageMagick, I'm not sure which ...
user avatar
  • 155
4 votes
1 answer
292 views

Is there a way to flatten AI or EPS imports from Freepik.com in Inkscape?

I have a subscription in Freepik.com which let me download quality vector files in EPS format (sometimes also in AI format). Each file author in Freepik converts to AI/EPS in Adobe Illustrator with ...
user avatar
  • 173
4 votes
1 answer
506 views

Problems converting PDF with transparency to EPS

I'm having a problem converting PDF files to EPS. I have to do it with three PDF files, each of which has a single-page image. Such image was composed by figures and images on PowerPoint. I did it ...
user avatar
  • 143
3 votes
3 answers
788 views

Converting a floorplan image to SVG paths (in Inkscape, or alternative)

So, I have this image of a floorplan And I want to use Inkscape to convert the lines to SVG paths. If I just import, Inkscape will just embed an image: <g inkscape:label="Layer 1" ...
user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
11k views

Convert batch EPS to SVG using ImageMagick?

Is there an easy way to convert a batch of EPS files to SVG format, using ImageMagick or something else? I have thousands of vector files in EPS format and I need to convert them to SVG.
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
2k views

Export Adobe Photoshop color table (.ACT) file as csv file

How do I export Adobe Photoshop color table (.ACT) files as csv files?
user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
1k views

Convert Borland CHR Font Format

Is there any way to convert a file in Borland's CHR font format to any other format? Or does anyone know how I can programmatically parse this format in order to create an output myself (I'm a ...
user avatar
  • 131
2 votes
1 answer
679 views

Is it possible to convert a png with a complicated gradient to svg without using taking up too much time in 3d programs

Is it possible to convert a png with a complicated gradient to svg without using taking up too much time in 3d programs. I tried using online programs, but all of the colours wouldn't appear and when ...
user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
753 views

Quality Loss when convert SVG to WMF

I created a simple symbol in InkScape and I want to convert it to WMF. But there is a loss of quality in the conversion. I attached the link to download 2 files. The original SVG and the WMF output. ...
user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
36k views

How to convert Sketch format file into vector file for Illustrator?

I'm trying to open a Sketch format file in Illustrator but Illustrator doesn't support it... How can I convert it to a vector format that Illustrator supports? I only have Windows so cannot install ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
3 answers
2k views

Create a PDF from illustrator without being able to see the individual objects

I have created a product catalogue using Illustrator and would like to distribute this catalogue as a PDF. I have saved each page from illustrator as an individual PDF and then merged the pages into ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
1 answer
819 views

Illustrator (.ai) to Photoshop (.psd) conversion

I happen to have an Illustrator file which I want to convert to a psd. However my Problem is, that even though I have separate layers in Illustrator it wont let me choose to "write layers" so what ...
user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
264 views

Exporting Indesign to PDF to Powerpoint

Anyone know the best practice to export a Indesign file into Powerpoint? I have tried multiple plug in converters and am still finding the best way is to export to PDF, then PDF to Powerpoint. ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
3 answers
5k views

How to convert photoshop CC shapes to paths to be opened in illustrator

I'm trying to export some icons designed using shapes, effects, and masks to illustrator, but the problem is that the output is getting messed up. I believe this is happening because SVG only ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

The AI File is not redering correctly in CorelDraw

I usually do my graphical work on Adobe Illustrator. The printers in my area work on CorelDraw, so I have to convert my Ai file to CDR for final Delivery. Here's the logo I created in Adobe ...
user avatar
  • 23
2 votes
1 answer
879 views

Compatible Photoshop format for GIMP

I am using GIMP on my Ubuntu, and need to open a file some one else made with Photoshop. What file format preserves the layers, colors and preferably the text/fonts when exporting from Photoshop and ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
43 views

Typical page size for jpeg converted to pdf in Acrobat

I'm trying to use Adobe Acrobat to convert several images taken with my phone to a pdf document for ease of sharing. I have selected the "Smaller File Size" option from Acrobat's Combine ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
110 views

What does "mfgpctt" mean in version number of font

I noticed in the metadata of many fonts that they have a strange version record. In at least a few fonts from different families, I found the string "mfgpctt v4.4", with the numbers sometimes being ...
user avatar
  • 21
1 vote
2 answers
3k views

What's the best free tool to convert PNG to SVG?

I've made 144 different PNG images. Now I want to convert (trace) them to SVG. What's the best free tool to make this? IMPORTANT: The images consist of only black and transparent parts. Their sizes ...
user avatar
  • 171
1 vote
2 answers
1k views

Generate one cubemap PNG from six individual PNGs

I hope this is the right community to ask. With which free tools could I create a cubemap PNG from six individual PNGs, each being the texture of a cube's side? The cubemap would have to have a ...
user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
2 answers
249 views

What is the most efficient (size-wise) lossless format to store 2 bit color depth indexed image, preferably in Gimp?

Using Gimp, I reduced an image to 4-colors indexed mode. I actually need only 3 colors: black, blue and white/background, but due to the 2^n constraint I went for black, white and 2 shades of blue. I ...
user avatar
  • 143
1 vote
2 answers
63 views

Using images from print-ready PDF in Illustrator

I need to update a stand-up banner, which I have in PDF. Can I use images from that PDF in Illustrator? If so, can somebody suggest a proper way to do this? I really didn't imagine that's could be ...
user avatar
  • 183
1 vote
1 answer
35 views

Does .jfif image deteriorate in quality if converted to .jpg?

.jfif seems to be the image format of choice of some social media platforms. If you download a .jfif image, and convert it to .jpeg, is any quality lost from the file format conversion?
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

How do I convert my .svg to a woff icon font?

I have tried all conversion websites and softwares but I cannot seem to get my .svg to convert to a .woff file (or any font file ex. eot .ttf ) so I can add it as an icon to my website. I know very ...
user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
2 answers
2k views

Converting .png to .ico leaves black border

I'm trying to convert a .png (with transparant bg) to a .ico file to use as a favicon. Whenever I put it in any converter online (tried multiple) it leaves a black border around the object, which I ...
user avatar
  • 2,696
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

How to work with this peculiar kind of JPEG? (Invalid JPEG marker type)

Today I was reading an article online and while looking at the photo accompanying it I noticed some chromatic aberration that I found interesting (wanted to figure out if it was a camera artifact or ...
user avatar
  • 1,111
1 vote
2 answers
1k views

Inkscape does not export the layer's blend mode exclusion to PDF

I followed the instructions here to fill some objects (including text) with a negative of their background: If I export this as png everything is fine. However when exporting as PDF it just shows ...
user avatar
  • 221
1 vote
4 answers
3k views

Make Illustrator Infographics Fully editable in PowerPoint

I create complex infographics in Illustrator that include both shape and text elements. From time to time my clients need a fully editable version that they can manipulate using only Microsoft office ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
11k views

How to convert Procreate brushes to Photoshop?

I have a brush file with the extension .BRUSHSET. I realized it belonged to Procreate software. Is there a way to convert it to a brush for Photoshop?
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

How to convert .MXF files to h264 files [closed]

In Premiere Pro CC 2017 I get a lot of red frames and errors playing back a .MXF file. So converting to h264 seems to be a good way avoiding these errors. Now the internet is full of 'free' programs ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
402 views

Prevent white border effect when converting an image to grayscale with ImageMagick

For printing images on a Epson TM-T88v receipt printer, I had to convert a PNG file to a 4-bit grayscale PNG by using ImageMagick. Using the following command I'm getting pretty good results except ...
user avatar
  • 155
1 vote
1 answer
7k views

PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
0 answers
486 views

How to convert .AFBRUSHES files to .ABR files?

I have brush files with the extension '.AFBRUSHES' And I realized they belong to Affinity. Is there a way to convert them to .ABR files, or another way I can use them as brushes in Photoshop? I tried ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

GIMP - GAP Extract Videorange Only Gets First Frame

What I am trying to do: I am trying to use Gimp (2.8) to convert an mp4 video to a gif. What I've done & The Problem: I downloaded and installed GAP (I pasted the resources I used below). ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
75 views

Image for yearbook cover too big to upload

I'm using a new yearbook design software this year which is all web-based. I'm trying to upload a vector image for the cover but it's too big. I saved it as a jpg and tif with a transparent ...
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
2 answers
856 views

Is there any easy way to convert shapes in Powerpoint to adobe illustrator so they are editable?

I have 40 figures which I generated largely in powerpoint (text boxes, lines, etc all from the program in addition to copy pasted images). Is there any way to convert these files to an illustrator ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
5k views

Convert a vector logo into a Monochrome Bitmap in illustrator

I have designed a logo in illustrator CC 2014 and it's dimensions are 128px x 32px which I want to convert into a Monochrome Bitmap picture. I have tried the solution from this forum. Still blurred ...
user avatar
  • 386
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

How to convert .ASE or .ACO color swatch files to .PNG — ONLINE?

Can't find this anywhere, tried the popular online converters. How do I easily convert .ase or .aco to .png online?
user avatar