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Questions tagged [image-format]

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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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 layer form. Why does this happen and how can I solve it?
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Unusual WebP requirements

Is it possible to create WebP images that use 8 bits for greyscale instead of 24 bits for true color, as well as 8 bits for alpha?
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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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Best way to export NEF files to JPG for best Facebook quality in GIMP?

Hey I'm looking for compression and exporting recommendations! Unfortunately, I took an awesome picture of a drone in flight while my Nikon was set to save NEF / RAW files.... So I have this great ...
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How to export design with editable text in photoshop?

I have a requirement where we upload a poster template on our website and the customer should be able to edit the existing text on the poster something like canva.com please suggest if we can export ...
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Saving SVG with transparent background in Inkscape

How can I save an SVG file in Inkscape with a transparent background? I've tried setting File > Document properties > Background color > Set the alpha channel to 0, but the resulting file ...
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Image format for downloading in stages

After speaking with my project manager about our mobile site, she said she had read somewhere that there is an image format that allows an image to download in stages so it's quality gets better as ...
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What is the difference between PNG and PNG8?

I was wondering what is the difference between PNG and PNG8? Is there any difference between PNG and PNG8 in image quality? Why would I want to use PNG8 over PNG and vice versa? Lets say I draw an ...
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How do I convert a vector image to a .jpg without pixelation?

Is it possible to convert a file that was vectorized in Adobe Illustrator to a Photoshop .jpg file without pixelating the image when enlarging
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Should I generate report graphics as PDF or SVG for 70% web, 30% print users? Or PNG?

As a database guy, I hope my design-n00B question isn't noise! I have some moderately complex data for which I want to generate (2-D) graphic representations on demand and also at intervals. I ...
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How to draw high-resolution images on client-side?

Any libraries, API, or tips are welcome. I am trying to draw Landsat 8 images using Canvas utility of Javascript on my browser. The grayscale reflectance values for Landsat 8 bands are from minimum -...
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Why is image size becoming larger after cropping it in PS?

I am using photoshop to crop Youtube preview images like this one, which is a .jpg file, the url being "http://img.youtube.com/vi/g-LvhmaHEWA/0.jpg" Originally it is 480*360 and about 25k on disk, ...
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GIMP: exporting as .png does not produce an image with the specified dimensions in “Scale image” or “Print size”

Let us say that I have a 600x600 pixels picture and I want to create a .png file with it that is 6x6 cm in size. What I do is to set the following in "Image->Scale image": I can check in "Image->...
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Better way to save photos in InDesign so that they print in higher quality when turned into PDF's?

I create my newsletter in InDesign, and then save it as a PDF. I typically print a few copies from Adobe Reader, but no matter how high quality I set the printer at, my photos always look horrible and ...
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how to calculate the rate of loss of colors?

JPEG is said to be a lossy quality image format so most people prefer PNG. When JPEGs are edited it seems the quality does degrade(it's demonstrated well in the documentation of GIMP). How can we ...
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How to properly create and save for web animated slides with text on image background

Following on from this question PNG vs. GIF vs. JPEG vs. SVG - When best to use? regarding mr. @ChuckLeButt 's answer. I have a situation trying to create and save for web a few picture slides ...
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What are the relevant ratios for converting to square ratio

I'm building an application that collects images and convert them to a square ratio images for usage as avatars in social networks. I want to understand what is the range of image ratios that I can ...
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Crop image background out? [closed]

I just started using photoshop today, and this is my first question in Graphic Design, so pardon me if this is a simple question. I have bee researching for about two hours now, on how to crop out the ...
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what size should i use to print a shoppin bag? [closed]

I need to design a shopping bag. What sizes should I use for printing? It's a vertical bag. I know the sizes may vary according to shape. What font sizes that should be used? What file format should ...
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What image dimensions to choose for mobile and desktop in 2015?

I am working on a portfolio website for a friend showcasing the work in a gallery with photoswipe.com. Just got the original photos delivered. They are between 70 and 100 mb and range from 2551x5124 ...
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How can I make a png's Alpha contain undetectable colours?

Okay, I'll try to make a long story short. I use PS elements 8 (yeah I know that barely counts a PS). I make textures for a video game mod, and I came across a problem. To help explain I quickly put ...
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Reduce BMP file size without losing quality

The input file format is BMP. The required output format is BMP. I do not want a reduction of size or quality, but I want to reduce the file size. How is it possible?
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Illustrator image size info

I try compression to used images. How can i see images size (like 15MB, 20MB) to in my Illustrator file. Links window not show embeded images size.
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Why do people use JPG images?

I see JPG images everywhere. But why? PNG files have opacity, while JPGs do not. I've tried exporting some images to PNG and JPG to compare size, and they both either match up or the PNG is smaller(...
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How can I optimize my graph images for my website?

The graphs are terribly detailed and include text for identification. These graphs are created in Visio by engineers then passed to me for website article creation. I normally take the graph file, ...
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Importing transparent background PNG in CMYK

So I have Illustrator document in CMYK mode intended for print. I need to import PNG image (because I need to place object extracted from the background). And here I step on the unknown area because I ...