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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PNG files transparency background problem

I'm trying to use PNG files for creating and I have the next problem: As you can see, when I import or paste the IMG, the background of PNG 'is not actually a background'. Is like background has the ...
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Image size/resolution for photographic portfolio

I am a developer and I don't know much about web portfolios but: I'm looking for standard format/size/resolution/quality/compression/file-size for a photographic portfolio website. For instance, is ...
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Photoshop: Why do file format options in the Save As menu differ from one file to another?

These days it often happens that I have a PSD I'm working on and I want to save it out to some other format, BUT... Photoshop will not allow me to save it in the desired file format. Example: I want ...
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Inkscape doesn't show linked images

Given this small svg file: <svg height="400" width="400" viewport="0 0 400 400" class="svgScreenshot1" version="1.1" id="svg20" xmlns=&...
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FontForge not showing glyph in metrics or preview

This is my first attempt to design a font. I'm using Affinity Designer (latest version) on an ipad, and Adobe Illustrator 2020, and FontForge (latest version) on a Macbook Pro. I exported the glyphs: ...
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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?
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How to set up Inkscape's preferences to export only to PDF or SVG

Is there a setting (or hidden preference) to tell Inkscape's to show only a couple specific file formats in the "Save as"/"Export" menu (out of the 20+ choices available) and ...
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Saving work flow for print, web, original scan files in GIMP

How does everyone deal with work flow and xcf files - like if you need to make 3 versions of same image i.e. : save image for web save image for print save image as original scan Do you touch up the ...
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Trouble getting smooth, readable text from PDF to video with limited resources

I'm trying to create a video of a musical score, similar to this, and I want to make it look as good as it can given my limited knowledge and software resources. The musical score (my own composition)...
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Why does my Eps file look like an image?

Why my eps (eps 10) file in Adobe AI is not working and it behaves like an image? I can't change anything. When I look at the layer panel it seems like an image.I deleted the layer of the link file. ...
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Placing image on .AI file with colors matching

I have a black-and-white image on a white background, which I want to place on an Illustrator file with a non-white background color, and I want the image to blend with that background. What I tried: ...
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PDF not generated, no SVG pages found?

I am trying to participate in a contest of novels on a website. They asked me to provide a picture: a pdf file for my information another pdf file for my novel but when I do it does not go through ...
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What file type will an animated illustration come in?

I am an iOS mobile app developer, and I am looking to hire someone to create an animated illustration similar to this image hosted on Dribble. My question is, what file type(s) will the graphic ...
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What should have in a Scalable logo?

I'm just having different ideas about the logo size. Some places say it must be 800×800 px and 72 dpi. What's the artboard size I choose first? What are resolutions I should use? What is the best DPI ...
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Logo file gets chopped when uploaded to the web

I have made up a logo in Adobe XD that looks like this: (Don't mind the line at the top of the screenshot) But when I try to upload it to google drive, it looks like this: I never had this problem ...
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Is it unprofessional to provide svg files instead of eps?

I do most of my work for the web and often use svg files, when I need vector graphics. I designed a logo as part of a project for a client, and the client now asks for an eps file with transparent ...
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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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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 formats that support 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 issues ...
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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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