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Questions tagged [file-format]

Questions about different ways of storing data in a file. Different file formats can usually be recognized by their extension.

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Sketch mangling Illustrator vector file: how to fix?

I purchased the vector file above and when I open it in Illustrator, it looks just as expected. However, when I open it in Sketch, it looks completely different (see below). I get the same result if ...
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File Sizes Go Up When I Remove Background

I have these .jpg pics and I removed their background. But after I saved them to .png their file sizes skyrocketed. Like a 198kb file becomes 3.82mb after I save it to .png. Why is that?
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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 ...
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What format for high resolution textile designs?

I've completed several prints for a designer on Illustrator and sent them to her in press quality PDF format. She asked me to convert them to PNG or JPG, but I found this makes the artwork lose a lot ...
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Placed Image in Illustrator is Blurry when exported as PDF [duplicate]

I am doing some work for a client designing stickers but their logo was originally created by someone else in Photoshop (I can't understand why a logo would ever be made in a raster format). So there ...
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How to convert a .ai file to a .svg file?

I don't have a copy of illustrator and cannot work with a .ai file I received. I've tried inkscape and it won't work as the uniconverter is for 32 bit machine and it doesn't appear to read the .ai ...
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Acrobat is creating files starting with “magick-” What are these?

I just noticed today that in every folder where I have PDFs, there are also a random number of files that begin with the word "magick-" which is followed by a string of around 17 numbers, letters and ...
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How can I effectively cooperate with other graphic designers?

Cooperation with graphic designers from other similar companies is very important in my job. We send each other a lot of files that we have to edit and then send further. The problem is, each one ...
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After using Asset Export, Adobe Illustrator doesn't recognise the file as SVG

When I export files with the Asset Export panel in Adobe Illustrator as SVGs, when I come to open them the next time I turn my computer on, I'm getting a dialogue box with different image options (...
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“Reading arithmetic coded JPEG files is not implemented”

I am unable to open this JPEG image in Photoshop after I download it. The error message that I get: Could not complete your request because reading arithmetic coded JPEG files is not implemented. ...
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How was this Path embedded in a JPG image?

If one downloads this image to their computer and opens it in Photoshop, they will notice something very interesting in the Paths panel: Several paths are included in this file, one for the laptop's ...
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From .ai extension to .ard/.amd/.dxn/.igs using Alphacam. How?

I have a file with .ai extension but need to open it in Alphacam program, which works with extensions like .ard .amd .dxn. igs? How can I solve this? Do I need to convert the file types, if so, what ...
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Which format to deliver graphic work for a client that will print himself?

I am making some illustrations to deliver to a client that is going to print on items like notebooks and cups. I'm working in Illustrator, but don't know which is the best format to deliver the work. ...
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How to choose company logo resolution? [duplicate]

I am currently finishing logo in Photoshop. Logo will be used in Instagram header(or whatever it's called) and also will be printed on all kinds of different stuff of various sizes. I need an ...
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Export a PSD Photoshop file to a format editable in GIMP

I know a "general export" Photoshop PSD file => GIMP, preserving all features won't be possible (for example I can imagine that Adjustment layers from Photoshop won't be available in Gimp), but is ...
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Whats the best format for saving a project that isn't yet complete

I'm halfway through a project where I'm doing some destructive editing and: I want to keep the original Raw (CR2) image. I haven't finished, so I want to come back later and pick up where I left off. ...
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Illustrator CS6 “.ai” replaced by “.pdf” when Save As PDF

I have a strange issue, happening for a few hours(don't know how I did that): I'm in "myflie.ai" -> Save As PDF(any Preset)->File is saved -> "myfile.ai" is replaced by "myfile.pdf" in Illustrator ...
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Exporting Illustrator image for CMYK printing using jpg

I'm wondering if I need to convert fonts to outline when exporting to a jpg? I assume not, but it's been a while since I've had anything printed. I want to have the best quality but still have it be ...
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How can I open old SPX files?

The file format Open-SPX is a 3d image format developed by interzart around 2000, and released open source with the GPL. I've got some images in that format, which I want to import into a more modern ...
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How to convert a logo to grayscale in Photoshop?

I have a logo that has color gradients and I need to convert it to grayscale in Photoshop or in Illustrator and get a good result. I tried to convert my logo in Illustrator but the result is ...
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PDF too large when saved from AI file

I have an Illustrator file and I can save as PDF, but need to reduce the size of the resulting PDF. What's the best way to achieve that?
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Printing magazine as PSD instead of PDF?

I have produced a multi-page magazine (32-40 pages long). For years I have been publishing it at a local printing business near me. They prefer a high quality PDF file to produce the magazine. It has ...
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Photoshop: how to export and quickly open as AI file?

I have a design in a Photoshop layer that one I want to open as an AI file. Is there any quick way to export to an AI file?
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The right format for textile printing [closed]

What is he right type of file for printing on textile?. Depending on the design, i normally i save my artwork as PDS or AI file. I came across someone that does it always as bitmap, which is new to ...
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How to save as Webp file in Photoshop

I was working on application design in Photoshop and here we need a webp file. How do I save or export from Photoshop as webp?
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Batch processing/Renaming Jpeg to RAW automatic name matching

This is an awfully specific problem, but it seems possible so I thought I'd see if there was the IT God above all IT Gods in here :) So.... I run an In Person Sales business where we showcase ...
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InDesign: how to save PDF file

I need to save a PDF from InDesign, but can't seem to have the option when I go to "Save as", any ideas? I've done it with Photoshop/Illustrator, but have never used InDesign before.
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.fit.jpg format

I have some high quality photos that I'd like to put theme on my web site but I have to reduce the size of these photos without loosing quality. there were lots of same photos on web with the size of ...
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Using vector artwork for print [duplicate]

The logo I've created is all type. The type has been created in Adobe illustrator. I realise that it is vectorised already, but just need to clarify if the vector image is suitable for print outs ...
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How to convert PSD file to CDR with all layers and vectors?

I have a huge problem. I made a design for a packaging with Adobe Photoshop. Now the printer wants to have the design in CDR and not in PSD. I have already converted the PSD to AI and then opened ...
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Export .ai logo for InDesign? Type rendering pixelated [duplicate]

I have a logo in Illustrator that I inherited, I'm just trying to put it into an InDesign file but for some foresaken reason the text always comes out pixelated. (See attached screenshot) I've tried "...
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Opening and editing Adobe Illustrator (.ai file) in older Adobe CS4 or CS5 version?

I'm doing some design work where I've been sent an .ai file that opens up in my (older) version of Adobe Illustrator (CS4 or CS5) as a blank box. I've tried opening it using different programmes but ...
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How to resize icons from the noun project without losing quality

Just joined the noun project and they have some great icons! The only problem is that anytime I try to resize the icons to make them smaller (eg 64x64) they seem to get a bit fuzzy. Doesn't matter if ...
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How to export 3DS Max file to .obj with multiple objects?

I have a 3DS Max model of an inhaler which is made up of two parts, the actuator and the cap. When I export the file as a .obj file the cap and the actuator are classed as 1 part. How do I export ...
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What exactly is a presentation or pitch deck?

I have seen these terms in different places, so when a client is requesting a presentation or pitch deck to be delivered, does that mean a Powerpoint file specifically, or it can also imply a PDF?
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Convert SVG to AI?

I have an SVG file that I would like to convert to an AI file. Can I just open the SVG in Adobe Illustrator and then save it as an AI file?
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Pros and cons to .AI vs. .EPS file formats in 2017?

I've heard "EPS is a dying format" so many times my brain completes the sentence every time I hear "EPS"...yet whenever I research the issue, I can only find posts about why it's a dying format in ...
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What pixel dimensions should a logo on business card be?

What should the dimensions of a logo on a business card be? I'm grabbing a free logo and the card company is asking how many pixels I want the logo to be when I download the logo and I don't really ...
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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 ...
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Inserting vectors into a PSD

I want to insert some vector designs to a brochure. I have downloaded some vector designs from a site. But I am not sure how to insert it in to my file. How can I insert vector symbols in to a PSD ...
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MacOS Icons: Combining three different designs into one ICNS file

I created three different versions of one Mac icon in Sketch ranging from least detailed (small version) for 16x16 to most detailed (large version) at 512x512. The plugin I use in Sketch exports an ...
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What type of vector format is appropriate for a graphic designer to give me when the work is completed?

I contracted a graphic designer to create a business logo vector for me. They were supposed to give me one with a white background and one with a transparent background. What I ended up getting is a ....
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Will an EPS saved in Illustrator CC open in any Illustrator version?

If I save a EPS vector file in Illustrator CC version will it open up in any Illustrator version (e.g. CS4, CS5, CS6)? Or do I need to save separate EPS files for each version of Illustrator?
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SVG or SVGZ, what should I use? [duplicate]

I tried compressed plain SVG (.svgz), the files are smaller and it looks the same than the regular .svg. Is there any downside? Can I use always .svgz?
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Font files provided as exec files [closed]

I just received a zip with fonts from a client, but unfortunately they are all exec files (whatever that is) and i can't open them. What should I do to open them? Thanks
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InDesign: TIFF vs PSD for placing links with transparent background

When working on photos with transparent background in Photoshop, which file type would you recommend is best to use to import to InDesign, TIFF or PSD? Why and when choose one over the other in ...
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Export artwork from InDesign to MS-Word with print-quality

Please help with advice, what is the best file format to export 1 page from InDesign and place it in MS-Word with high-quality (for print)? That's should be 2-pages flier, where one of them should be ...
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Creating a logo in Adobe Illustrator

I am new to Illustrator and need some help. I am creating a logo that can be used for an outdoor business sign. This same logo will also be used on FB, Website, letterhead, business card etc... I ...
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How can I convert a word file to Adobe illustrator or HPGL file?

How can I save or convert a star image that I have taken from word shapes into Adobe Illustrator or an HPGL file? I need to upload it to an engraving machine and these are the only two files types ...
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What file type should hd wallpapers be saved as?

What file type should hd wallpapers be saved as? For example, a 2560 x 1440 or larger wallpaper should be saved in what file type in order to optimize quality vs file size?