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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
1 answer
4k views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
216 views

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 ...
1 vote
2 answers
1k views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
52 views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
443 views

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 ...
32 votes
5 answers
12k views

Why are raster images still used when vector images have so many advantages?

I have read some posts and see many advantages of using vector images when compared to raster images: They can be zoomed or scaled at any ratio. File-size efficiency. Because vector image only ...
3 votes
5 answers
44k views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
24 views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
308 views

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", ...
15 votes
4 answers
31k views

What formats supporting animation are suitable for the web?

What formats supporting animation are suitable for the web and what are the pros and cons of each.
37 votes
6 answers
40k views

Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?

I have an image that I’m using on a website. I would like to use an SVG so that it can be any size and still look crisp. This dropbox contains the SVG file as well as the original Illustrator file. ...
4 votes
2 answers
3k views

Delivering a graphic design to a customer

I work as a photographer but recently I've been working on stretching my skills and took on a project to create a graphic design for a non-profit. The designs are complete and the organization was ...
1 vote
3 answers
31k views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
295 views

What can I do to extract images from a video and what software can I use to edit them?

What can I do to extract image frames from a video? Why is this so complicated? I want to extract the images of a video frame by frame cause I want to edit each one of them like how I edit an image in ...
0 votes
1 answer
67 views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
119 views

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 ...
0 votes
2 answers
4k views

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?
9 votes
4 answers
2k views

What are some common open (royalty-free) image formats?

Which common image formats are open or royalty-free?
24 votes
8 answers
5k views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
223 views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
58 views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
833 views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
51 views

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 ...
15 votes
5 answers
35k views

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 (...
9 votes
4 answers
18k views

Can I create a PNG from InDesign?

I usually have to export my InDesign file into an eps, then convert it to PNG in illustrator. Does anyone know an easier way?
1 vote
1 answer
145 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
10 votes
3 answers
8k views

Is it possible to convert PostScript to SVG? (Inkscape)

Is it possible to convert a PostScript file to SVG? Based on an answer in Tex.SE, I tried to use inkscape: inkscape test.ps --export-inkscape-svg=test.svg This indeed produced an SVG file, but ...
3 votes
2 answers
2k views

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, ...
0 votes
2 answers
33k views

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 ...
0 votes
2 answers
68 views

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 ...
-1 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
2k views

How do I determine what the image file format and resolution should be when scanning?

I was recently asked for help with digitizing a large set of photographs - tens of thousands of the things, that need to be digitized so they can be sent to book publishers and possibly other types of ...
3 votes
5 answers
62k views

Illustrator: Converting a letterhead design to Word

I created this letterhead for a client in Illustrator and it got approved. It now needs to get converted to a Word document for internal usage. What's the best way to make this conversion?
-1 votes
1 answer
34 views

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 ...
3 votes
2 answers
17k views

Saving an 8-bit grayscale image as a 2-bit image

Assuming there's an 8-bit grayscale image; what's the simplest method to save it as a "2-bit per pixel" image? Is it a binary image or something else (like a colormap image)? In the case of binary, ...
2 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
27 votes
9 answers
118k views

Facebook: Ways to preserve image quality of uploaded images?

After uploading an image, Facebook converts it to a new image. Their conversion process introduces artifacts and mottling to the magenta-ish parts of the image. Original image: Facebook's ...
-3 votes
1 answer
734 views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
85 views

Image processing automation - filter square images

How does Photoshop treat a perfectly square image? Are they considered a Portrait or Landscape? I need to automate some image processing and I need to filter out perfectly square (aspect ratio 1:1) ...
17 votes
3 answers
8k views

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(...
6 votes
4 answers
3k views

PNG vs GIF for 1 bit transparency

Is there any reason for using GIF instead of PNG when the image requires only 1 bit transparency (either on or off) and of course no animation is required? thanks
2 votes
2 answers
144 views

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 ...
2 votes
2 answers
2k views

Recommended format for a large stop motion animation on website?

I have a stop motion animation of about 35 seconds in duration (~150 frames). The resolution is quite large at around 900px x 450px. What is the best format to play this looping on my website? I ...
3 votes
1 answer
200 views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
225 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

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. ...
1 vote
1 answer
44 views

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 ...