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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Enlarging a Tiff File

I have no experience with Tiff files so I am hopeful you will forgive me. I am interested in trying to enlarge a print to canvas. The current Tiff file is 8205 x 5426px (27.4" X 18.3" @ 300 ...
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Can .jpg have transparency?

I have read everywhere that .jpg can't have transparency and you can't save it as transparent. But I have a .jpg picture with transparency. Link to the picture Can anyone explain how the picture I ...
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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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What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images?

Some clients send screenshots of images instead of the image file. Is there a reliable way to communicate that it would be easier for them, and for us, if they simply sent the image file instead? I ...
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What are PNG~ files?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I keep getting files with the ~ symbol beside them. I have the actual PNG version of an image but right under is the same file, labeled PNG~. Should I ...
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What version of Adobe Illustrator do I need to downsave my files to (for customers) in order for all versions to be compatible?

I am busy designing illustrations in Adobe Illustrator for a customer, and they have kindly asked me to save my illustrator files so it is compatible with all versions, and they don't run into any ...
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Indesign Catalog with data merge

i'm working on a tools catalog made in CorelDRAW but i want to move it in Indesign. The catalog is separated by multiple categories from mechanical tools to wood and plastic products, electrical and ...
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Photoshop CC 2020: How can I save as EXR using Exr-IO?

I just downloaded and installed Exr-IO. I can easily open an EXR with it, but I can't figure out how to save as EXR. Apologies if this is a really simple question, but I've been googling for about an ...
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Photoshop PDF not appearing in Save As - too large document?

I've got a banner that is 43,000px x 8,500px @96dpi done in Photoshop but the PDF option does not come up in the Save As. Only if I reduce it to 30,000px across will the Save As PDF option come up. Is ...
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Intermittently can't copy pie graph from Illustrator to InDesign

I've created a pie graph in Illustrator using the pie graph tool. I've selected the pie graph with the black arrow tool, and pressed CMD + C on the keyboard, and selected a blank page in my open ...
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Round artboard corners in Illustrator

How can I round the corners of the artboard to follow the rounded rectangle that I have covering it? (the end goal is export it as a PDF)
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How do i properly make .tif in CMYK for printing?

I created a banner that my boss wants to print out. The printing company needs the image in CMYK and as for format, I wanted to use .tif . I have never used that one before or prepared banner for ...
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Everytime I copy and paste a vector from adobe illustrator to adobe animate my animate layer then gets changed to a random name repetitively?

So what happens is that I copy and paste the vector image from my adobe illustrator file to adobe animate, them the layer in adobe animate then changes its name to the same name every single time, ...
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Illustrator - points are turned into squares?

I have created the plot below using R and exported the figure as a PDF-file. I would like to add additional elements to the plot, and I typically use Illustrator 2020 for such jobs. However, when I ...
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Adobe Illustrator 8: trying to resize an image

I forgot how to resize an image... I did look this up in the Help section, but was not able to find what I needed.
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Can I convert a jpg to vector, resize, then back to jpg?

From what I've read I can convert a jpg to a vector file using Illustrator. but I need to know if I can do the reverse. I have pictures (jpgs) that I eventually want to convert to a cross stitch ...
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Do I make my half raster half vector logo in AI or PS?

I always make my logos in AI because I want it to be the best quality possible and all proper vector layers. However I have a client who wishes for an image to be used in their logo. So my base and my ...
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PPM wrong color display

I get weird results when displaying a PPM: (this is actually an upscaled PNG) And here's what the file looks like: The dimensions are fine (10 rows, 8 columns), just the colors are wrong (or am I ...
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File format for a portfolio for a job application

I am a college student and aspiring graphic designer. Currently I'm trying to apply for some simple low-level graphic design positions at my college and local businesses. Of course, along with a ...
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Illustrator: how to avoid extra white space after export

I am new to Illustrator and need to export artwork to JPG format, but getting some white space around the artwork when exporting.
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Adobe Illustrator: “This file cannot be opened because it has no pages”

I cannot open one of my .ai file. When I try, Adobe Illustrator throws an error: This file cannot be opened because it has no pages. I can open the file in Preview. I can open the file GIMP. The ...
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Missing icons of whole Adobe products [closed]

This problem is quite unusual cause doesnt concern graphic design problems. I've recently migrated my Adobe softs from C disk to D and all icons of each product just missed and become default It'd ...
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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 ...
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open layout | file size: 530x230 bleed included scale 1:1 / 1:10* - What is meant by that?

I've received a description for a logo I have to export and don't understand what they mean. I tried to google it, but without success. The description is written as follows: "Demands are as follows (...
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How to change font color for a text logo that is a PNG file

I have a client that sent me their logo as a .png file. However the text color needs to be changed. Is there a way to convert to an illustrator file and change the color? I tried image trace then ...
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How to extract brush names from ABR format

I recently received a set of ABR brushes (link may not work for everyone) that I would like to use in Corel Painter 2019. The Corel Painter import works insofar as that the brushes show up, but no ...
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png file cannot be opened [closed]

I am working as a software developer, where users can upload images for further processing. Someone uploaded this png File: https://www.dropbox.com/s/aonvttrobrrkpcb/Error_Image.png?dl=0 and it ...
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How to print a large Photoshop file (.psb)?

I want to print a large document, a PSB file of 3.21 Go. But I want that document to be 270x305 cm and 300 dpi. The problem is that my printer want a file in the EPS format and that Photoshop don't ...
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is there any option in illustrator to convert in curves by type automatically when export in vector format?

when i have designed in illustrator finally i need to send it a printing press in a vector format. i manually convert design's type in outline by (Shift+ctrl+o). Is there any option to convert design'...
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Convert Resume from Photoshop to ??? to improve PDF quality

I've made a huge mistake. I found a cool template for a resume that I liked and spent hours making it what I wanted in photoshop only to find out that saving as PDF makes all the text look blurry. I'...
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Made packaging design in Photoshop but now need it in Corel Draw

The printer we're working with says that a Photoshop file can't be printed and need a CDR file. The resolution of my PSD file is 300dpi, but he says it's blurry. What should I do ?
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Most suitable image format for email footers, considering : image quality, text legibility, file size, compatibility?

I want to put an image in my email footer which will contain company logo, some text, some awards ive won etc.. I want to place this in as a graphic, so it renders the same on all devices, rather ...
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How to remove all color from SVG image in Illustrator?

I have this PNG image and I need to erase "all" colors, including the white light on front, vest and belly, seeing only the outlines' image, because once that's done, I'm gonna convert it to SVG. This ...
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What are the best open image format that supports layers?

I've commissioned images from an artist, which all images have been delivered in PSD and PNG formats. As a Linux user, PSD files don't open well on software like GIMP and ImageMagick due to the ...
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Printing logos on flex/vinyl banners

I am creating an artwork that will be produced as flex/vinyl banners. My client wants to include a bunch of logos. All those logos (size: medium/high) are downloaded from the web. Is it alright to use ...
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Placing a link to PSD in Illustrator

When I place a PSD file from Photoshop to CC Illustrator the image gets embedded automatically. I want it as a link not embedded image. How can I do this?
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Downloading IOS Toolkits for Adobe XD using windows

I'm trying to download the IOS toolkit for use in Adobe XD using a Windows Laptop. It'd downloaded as a .dog file and I have tried opening in 7zip but not sure which folder or file to choose from to ...
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Illustrator to SVG: different shades for different browsers

I have just approached the world of design and so consequently I have many doubts about certain subjects, one of them is related to nuances. As you can see from the images below, my "project" created ...
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Exporting GIMP image to pdf with specific page size

I need to use GIMP to generate a particular .pdf with a specific page size, namely, A1. For this question, I did a minimal working example with A4 page size, since I believe the specific format ...
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Tried to open AIT file, but blank empty canvas showed up instead. Help?

I'm trying to open an AIT file through both the "open" and "file >> new with template" options, but only a blank empty canvas shows up. I also tried creating a new file and then placing the ait file ...
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Vistaprint says it accepts PSD files, but won't accept mine

On the Vistaprint website it says that PSD format is recommended, but it won't allow me to select my PSD file. It says CS3 Image. I'm currently using PS CC 2019. "We support a variety of file formats ...
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JPEG with transparent background

My client wants me to supply images for web as JPEG with transparent background. Is this possible?
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Is any quality lost when saving a flat RGB PSD as PNG?

Sometimes when I have a PSD I'm working on, and I flatten it and do an incremental save, I save as PNG instead of PSD because (1) the file can be opened even without Photoshop on another machine, (2) ...
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Any way to automatically find and save any .ai file as .svg?

For reasons, I would like all my .ai files saved as .svg too. I have hundreds, if not thousands, saved in different folders. Is there a way that I can script this using Illustrator? Why? Amazon ...
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SVG files indentation sensitive?

Are SVG files to be formatted in a certain way? Like do indentation and line breaks etc. matter to SVG files?
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Why is CMYK & PNG not possible?

I needed to convert an image to PNG format so I have a transparent background. Unfortunately, CMYK isn't supported by the PNG format. I just wanted an image with a clear background so I can have that ...
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Differences and similarities between .ttf and .ttc fonts

What is the difference between .ttf and .ttc files? I also appreciate the images to understand better. Thank you very much to everyone.
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Affinity Publisher vs InDesign?

I'm hearing alot of things about Affinity Publisher lately. First client today explicitly mentioning they would rather have their stuff done in AP instead of ID. Asking from a long-term, well ...
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Which file format produces the highest image quality for slideshows?

I'm working on a project, where I have to create images on PhotoShop. We're going to place my images on a slideshow. So far, I'm making sure to save my custom images as vector images and setting my ...
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Bleed lines in Pixelmator

I designed a label for printing in Pixelmator. If the printers don’t have Pixelmator they can’t see my layers... How do I save it that someone using AI can open it?

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