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Questions about image file formats, a standardized means of organizing and storing digital images. Image files are composed of either pixel or vector (geometric) data. Common image format include JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS, SVG and many more. Ask anything about file formats that's relevant to graphic design.

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Making Visually Lossless JPGs

After the feedback you have given me (sorry for all the trouble, by the way), I decided to export the frames from my videos as JPGs. However, since the give some quality loss, how do I make ones that ...
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Preserving All Frames [closed]

I want to extract all frames from my videos (because again, manually selecting the ones I want would take too much time) so I can select the best ones to capture its art style and the characters from ...
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8bit Image to 24bit Image

I make a gif file, which would be 8bit, right? Now I want to extract the frames as 24bit images and/or convert the extracted images to 24bit. How do I do that?
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How can I stop GIMP from adding background color to my text when I convert file types?

When I add a text to my image in GIMP, it shows up with a transparent background (which I want). However when I convert the default GIMP file from xcf to a jpg, the text suddenly has a white ...
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Lossless HEIC images

I googled whether HEIC images are lossless or lossy, and whereas some articles and forum threads insist HEIC images are lossy, other insist that HEIC supports both lossy and lossless compression, &...
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Lossless (raster) image formats that support multiple images per file

What are image formats that can store multiple image in a single file? (I don't mean image formats such as GIF or APNG, which can store multiple images as animation frames. I mean file formats that ...
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Where do I find the all in image adjustment GUI in photoshop?

I am struggling to find the actual way you're supposed to open this window/gui. I imported an image upon creating a new document on photoshop, but it only opened for one image (see picture). Is there ...
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Are JPG and WEBP Appropriate Image formats for Offset Printing in 2023?

I teach an introductory graphic design course (PS, Illustrator, InDesign) for Media Arts students. I try hard to re-evaluate the material and grading criteria regularly so that I'm focusing on aspects ...
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Reflowable EPUB file using Indesign warps images and changes sizes

I've let myself get beyond furious while working on converting a novel into an epub through InDesign. I've searched similar threads across the web, but none have been particularly helpful.   I'm using ...
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How to detect whether webp image is lossless or lossy?

When I see a JPG file, I know for sure this file is lossy. When I see a PNG file, I know for sure it is lossless. But WebP is a different thing, it supports both lossless and lossy "modes", ...
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Removing links - Pintrest & Adobe Spark

I know Spark is an online tool so I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, so I apologize in advance if I'm in the wrong place. I'm sure there's a way I create a mood board on AdobeSpark ...
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Remove raster image(s) from SVG

I am a web developer.. I am not versed in the expertise of graphic design or managing SVG's excluding what you can do with them with web development. I am working on a clients site and the SVG logo ...
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How to embed sliced PSD image with hyperlinks into Drupal CMS?

Is it possible to slice an image in Photoshop, add hyperlinks to certain image areas and embed it into a Drupal CMS page? I am new to this, but looks like it's possible to add a source of HTML code in ...
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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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Convert a pen signature like a marker or fountain pen using the tools on line

Starting from this old question, How to convert a signature from JPG to vector strokes?, or other similar, without to have installed anything on my notebook, is there the possibility to trasform my ...
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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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Do any image file formats efficiently compress video-game-style "tilemaps"?

I'm working on an art asset for a webpage that's made up of a few 8x8-pixel "tiles", repeated and arranged in different configurations. Sort of like a level in a video game: Ideally, I'd ...
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Automation for Batch-Converting Images for Ecomm - must have square canvas - Ug

First time here and hope this is a good place to ask. Looking for a quick way/automation to convert multiple print quality images (30-70MB) to 1000x1000 pixels at 300 dpi and under 3 MB for use in web ...
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Saving .tiff files in Photoshop the tumbnail show a split image

I work in PS the stacked astrophotography images that coming in Raw 32 bit .tiff and then saved in 16bit when working in PS after the first streching on the stacked image. When I finish working on ...
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Recommended format for exporting edited images in Inkscsape which are used in LaTeX

I am using Inkscape to edit some images, which will later be used in Latex. The format of the imported images is JPEG. The exported format is PNG. I found that the quality of the exported image from ...
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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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An alternative to MedCapture for the correct size of the images [closed]

I'm using an app Siverapp for the evaluation of the competences and learning of school pupils of every order and degree. This app use to insert an image the software MedCapture to capture the images ...
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Made transparent background for a signature: tools gratis on line without sign in/registration [duplicate]

We suppose that I put my signature on a piece of white paper with my first and last name on it. After I execute a scan of this signature in .pdf, or .png or .tiff, etc. (as file image). What are the ...
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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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PNG files opening in indexed mode when dragged into Photoshop [closed]

When I drag a PNG file into Photoshop it comes in the indexed mode, and not in RGB mode. Why does this happen and how can I solve it?
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Images allowing you to copy text

I was wondering, given the sheer amount of images with text in front, posted on Facebook, some of which may make you want to select and translate via machine translation of copy and paste, has anyone ...
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jpg vs jpeg images?

jpeg files dont open or display like jpg files, are they the same? I noticed that when I rename jpeg top jpg it is able to open, I am not sure if it is the cross platform from Mac to PC or if it has ...
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GIMP Bitmap File Format

What is the difference between a windows saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 3.x format" and a gimp saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 95/NT4 and newer format"? I have need to generate the former through ...
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Hero image size and optimize [duplicate]

Size: What size would be good for Hero image in pixels length and weight for both laptop and desktop? Desktop images are more rectangular and the mobile device square images, this needs to be ...
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SVG Pros & Cons for Graphic Designers! [closed]

What Are the Pros & Cons of Using SVG for Web Graphics? Q: SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) are becoming a popular choice for web graphics. What are the main pros & cons of using them today ...
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New: Photoshop - Export As - Why no Progressive JPG Option

Photoshop - Export As - Why no Progressive JPG Option Why does the latest version of Photoshop not have the JPG Progressive option as a choice when using the Export As option and only in the Legacy ...
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Adobe Illustrator export the PNG as edited size?

I want to export the created file as a png on Adobe Illustrator cs6. I exported the file as png but also it had been as a png file, it wasn't as I wanted size. How to set the png size as I wanted. ...
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Which image format to use for IMPORTED images while creating web design assets

Very basic questions, but I still do not have a clear understanding on it. Let's say that I need to create web assets (banners, social media posts, etc.) and I need to import product pictures and ...
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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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how can i make an image quality compare between 2 different formats?

I'm writing about the new Alliance for Open Media (AOM) AV1 codec. I'm looking to compare it to the older JPG on the same image to show the quality difference. While looking I couldn't find any ...
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Adobe Illustrator: how to save at 600 dpi for print

I am learning AI now and one of the requirements for a project is it must be submitted as 600dpi in order to be printed. Can I accomplish this with Adobe Illustrator? If so how can it be saved as ...
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Understand resolution inconsistency between Windows 7 and PDF readers

I'm trying to understand how to deal with what I think is a rather confusing inconcistency between the system resolution PPI of Windows and what is the PDF reader settings, in this case I'll speak ...
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Photoshop: how to save cut out to JPG [duplicate]

I did cut out pictures white background and I expect to save it to jpg file without background. I do export and save to jpg. Unfortunately I still have background in new file. How to fix it? I would ...
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Is SVG conversion to PDF lossless and deterministic?

Assuming an SVG is converted to PDF vector paths. Deterministic: Will program A (e.g. Inkscape) produce the same PDF for a given SVG as program B (e.g. Ghostscript)? Lossless: In the same program, ...
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How can we downsize the image in photoshop in JPEG format without affecting its resolution?

I have been trying it out, I need a fixed size small image but of high resolution, so that pixels are not seen while zoomed in. I tried to change the resolution of the image by image > image size > ...
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Vector file showing up with embedded image

So I recently did some logo design work for a friend of a friend and just sent him a collection of image files, with each design available as a basic JPG, a transparent PNG, and an AI vector file. I ...
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From jpg to png with similar size

I have a jpg that it has 414 KB. For different reasons I need it to be png. I tried to export it to png and then it is 2.1 MB. Is there a way to export from jpg to png with similar size and similar ...
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Portfolio images size and format for my website

I am busy designing portfolio boards for my new website. I am creating them in Ai, size 370x300px. I am putting the JPG or PNG images of the business cards, letterheads, ads etc onto the artboard then ...
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How to Batch Export All Directory Contents to PNG-8, Overwriting Existing Files?

Based on some preliminary manual testing, I've found that exporting as png-8 as one might expect provides significant file size reduction. One of my test images went from 58.8 kb to 10.7 kb. With a ...
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How to save an .AI & .TIFF file with transparency

A client asked me to send the following files .ai, .eps, .pdf, .psd, .tif ( created in Adobe Illustrator) with transparent background. After searching through this site, I found out that I can save ...
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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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How to convert a normal photo into an equirectangular image?

I have a regular panorama image. How do I convert it into an equirectangular picture (normal → equirectangular)? Most results I find on Google are a conversion in the opposite direction (...
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File size increases with resolution when exporting to PNG

Whenever I am trying to increase the resolution of the logo I am exporting from Illustrator the file size gets increased automatically, I would like to know if I could increase the resolution while ...
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Right image resolution for large format printing [duplicate]

I have a question regarding the large format printing and the image sent to the printer. This is not a duplicaten, I've checken the other possible questions and did not find the response there. I'm ...
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What's the term for an image that's been traced and made transparent?

What's the name of an image (TIFF) that's been traced, isolated from its background and saved with a transparent background? Layered? Traced?
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