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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Illustrator: white space around logo when exporting as JPG

I've created a logo in Illustrator, and before I export it, the spacing looks fine. See below: But then, once I export it, it doesn't keep the spacing around the letters I want (the right side of the ...
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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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How to export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?

Having trouble getting Inkscape to export PDFs cleanly and there don't seem to be many helpful resources out there. In particular, transparencies are difficult - sometimes the transparency will ...
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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 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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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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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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Do SVG images look better scaled down than a high resolution png, jpg or gif?

I know that if you want to scale-up an image, then a SVG is a wise choice. However, my situation is that I have icons that I want users to be able to upload via a CMS. SVGs are just that bit ...
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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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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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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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AI vs EPS vs SVG

What's the technical difference? I'm interested in switching from Illustrator to Inkscape and would prefer to work exclusively with SVG, but is this going to be a problem for my team if they stay on ...
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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 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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How to convert an .ai file to a .svg file?

I don't have a copy of Illustrator and cannot work with an .ai file I received. I've tried Inkscape and it won't work as the uniconverter is for 32-bit machines and it doesn't appear to read the .ai ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When saving, I'm not getting all the Photoshop image formats as options

So I've edited a photo in Photoshop and I try to save it as a JPEG, only it doesn’t give me all the options for formats; no PNG or anything. Why is this? Anyone have any suggestions or know any ...
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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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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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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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Photoshop CS4 - File saving error “File in use” [closed]

I'm using Photoshop CS4 on a Mac. I'm constantly getting this error when I try to save a PSD: Could not save "file-name.psd" because the file is already in use or was left open. I have to end up ...
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How can I edit an .SVG file?

Wikipedia has an extensive set of anatomy SVGs, but I can't highlight different organs or parts dynamically, because there are no source files with layers I can manipulate in Photoshop or GIMP. How ...
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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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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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From Corel Draw To InDesign

We have received a finished catalog design in CDR format for print from our partner company. We want to use the same items with a similar design to our catalog. But the issue is that we use ...
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How To Save SVG With Transparent Background from InDesign

I have an SVG open in InDesign. There are some dark gray letters on a white background. I am trying to make the background transparent and save the result as SVG. How can I do this?
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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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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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Best compability file project export for .PSD file

What is the best fully compatibility to export (.PSD) file project from Photoshop for software interchange purposes? I mean, for example, I can edit the resulted export freely without loosing any ...
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How to batch export multiple open files on Photoshop?

Is there a way to batch export to PNG (or JPG, whatever) all files that are currently open on Photoshop? My case: I have 6 versions of a logo, and I need to have them in PNG with different sizes as ...
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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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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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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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“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 to view webfont files (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a mac?

Does anyone know how to view webfont file formats (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a Mac? I've been sent some files and would like to view them so I can make sure all the formats are correct.
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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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