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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What are the differences between vector graphics and raster graphics?

I understand from prior knowledge that there are two different image format / composition options available for creating images; raster and vector. I would like to understand more about them, such as ...
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Industry standard file format deliverables for logos? [duplicate]

During an academic discussion regarding file formats I received from a most excellent designer, I thought I was correct in writing (based on my experience with hired work): ...the industry standard ...
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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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How can I protect my job from a client publishing it elsewhere?

I am designing a brochure of 1,872 pages for a client. This client is asking me provide him with a copy of the job. I am 100% sure if I provide a copy this job is gone. He will print it elsewhere. ...
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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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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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Working with psb in a psd

EDIT: A Big update on this topic is presented with PS CC 14.2! Now you can have linked smart objects, it works like in InDesign. Just go to 'File → Place Linked' and choose your PSB file. This is the ...
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When resaving JPEGs, the file size increases, but the quality is not changed – why?

I was experimenting with JPEG quality loss upon resaving and noticed that not only (even after four resaves) did the quality not degrade (down to pixel level), but the file sizes actually increased by ...
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How do I create a cursor (.cur) image file in Photoshop CS4?

I'm using Photoshop CS4 and I need to create a .cur image. The actual process of doing so is simple enough but I cannot find the necessary Photoshop CS4 plug-in to do so. Can anybody help me either ...
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PNG file for PDF

Is it best to save an Adobe Illustrator file as a PNG, then opening the PNG and saving it as a JPEG, before converting it to a PDF file? I've noticed PNG files look blurry and pixelated when converted ...
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What's the difference between saving a vector as .AI and saving as .EPS

Is there any benefit to saving as an .ai file? I know that .eps files can be opened in many programs, but .ai files, I think, would only be opened in Illustrator. Should I bother saving in an .ai ...
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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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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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How to group ico files

A while ago I noticed some .ico files actually came in "packs" that contained the same image in different sizes. I now need to create one of those packs (I have 10 different sizes). Do I need a ...
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Is there any way to convert 'AI' and 'EPS' to corel draw format (.cdr)?

Is there any way to convert 'AI' and 'EPS' to corel draw format (.cdr)? My client want to rework from their existing AI and EPS to corel draw.
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How to export MagicaVoxel to vector?

MagicaVoxel is “a free lightweight 8-bit voxel editor and interactive path tracing renderer”. It exports to .vox, .slab, .xraw, .qb, .cbj, .ply, .mc, .2d, .iso I’m not that familiar with these ...
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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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Retain Blending Mode after saving to .svg? (Illustrator)

I'm a little new to illustrator. I designed a little logo in illustrator that comprises of several layers. Now because I have some of this layers interact with each other different using the blend ...
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How do you package a final logo design for a client? [duplicate]

I mean once the logo is already approved, what is the most professional way to send them the logo — and what formats do you include?
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Photo distorts terribly on Facebook [duplicate]

I've designed a logo which looks high res in photoshop. But really distorts in Facebook. I understand that Facebook converts the image, but compared to similar logos, it looks bad. Any ways around ...
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Is Alembic worth paying attention to?

About a decade ago, COLLADA hit the scene, and it was supposed to solve all of our 3D graphics interchange problems. Maybe it does that for some people, but my experience is that everyone interprets ...
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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 ...