Questions tagged [image-quality]

Questions about the amount of detail and information contained in an image.

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Exporting illustrator file and uploading to instagram blurry

I am having a dilemma with quality exporting from illustrator to instagram. I don't know whether this is something I'm doing in illustrator or instagram. I create an artboard the same as an instagram ...
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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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Image size/resolution for photographic portfolio

I am a developer and I don't know much about web portfolios but: I'm looking for standard format/size/resolution/quality/compression/file-size for a photographic portfolio website. For instance, is ...
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Why does my image appear low-quality on the internet? [duplicate]

I've created the following image in Photoshop (500x500 res). Each layer in the image is made with the shape tool. The image I've created looks great on my personal device and in Photoshop. However, I ...
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How do I keep the file size of a GIF in check for an animated Google Ad?

I designed 5 Google ad banners on photoshop ( first time creating animated gifs for Google Ad) and I wasn't aware of the requirements. The size of the banners were very big between 200 and 1500kb. I ...
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InDesign export particularly low quality image in an AI file

I am creating a daily journal. I encountered problem when exporting interative pdf. The blue and orange dots are pngs. When I place the ai files into indesign and export as interactive PDF, the dots ...
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Creating an optimal quality PNG from PDF for desktop/laptop/mobile screens using ImageMagick - eliminating blur

I use LaTeX to create a PDF which I then crop using PDFCrop. From there I go to PNG using ImageMagick. I then insert the PNG into a software program which displays it on my screen - laptop, desktop, ...
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InDesign export to interactive PDF makes some, but not all, images pixelated

This is a similar question to one asked before, although not recently. I'm exporting a long, narrow ID document (5.5" x 32") to Interactive PDF. There's one image at the top of the document ...
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Does the way we bring images to PS change the resolution?

I noticed sharpness of image is different depends on how we bring it to photoshop. For e.g. via import, drag and drop, placed, open or load to PS. Is it just me or it is how it supposed to be?
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Sketch: I can't change the export quality

Since I've installed the latest Sketch update (76), I can't change the quality of my JPEG exports. I mean I can change the percentage quality slider but it doesn't do anything, the JPEG has always the ...
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Instagram blurrying my designed posts

I have some graphic design stuff to post on Instagram but no matter what I try, the image comes out blurry. I'd started with a file size of 1080x1080px when making in (currently using InDesign). I ...
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How to choose the right setting of new photoshop document for a given purpose

I'm using Photoshop CC, and it's working just fine. I use it mostly for background images, for posters on social media and more and more for drawing these times. I also print some work from time to ...
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Insert PDF into Word results in pixelation/blurriness on Windows, but not MacOS?

When I try to place pdf files (created by Adobe Illustrator or elsewhere) into a Microsoft Word document, then on my Macbook Pro Laptop, I can simply drag and drop the file into a word document. This ...
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Displaying older images on web for Retina/high pixel density screens?

I appreciate this topic may be old news to many of you, but after years of putting it off I recently got a new Mac and find myself out of the loop on a number of changes. Looking at my old website on ...
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Enhance line quality

I have the image in pic (black and white image) and I would like to increase the quality of the lines, which appear blurred. I tried to use the erode filter in gimp. The quality has improved a bit but ...
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How to remove dithering from image, which was in GIF format before?

I tried to look in the internet, but every question and topic was about improving quality of animated GIF, however it is not in my case. What I have is static image with 256 colors, it is saved in PNG ...
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PDFs suddenly loose quality after cropping in Adobe Illustrator and get pixelated

I routinely placed and cropped PDFs within Illustrator, without any issue. From today, when I crop a placed PDF, it gets kind of pixelated after cropping (example below). This never happened before. ...
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How to colorize an translucent picture in Photoshop?

I've got a scanned picture of a sticker album which contains an translucent room where the sticker should be sticked. I've tried (using the Equalize, Curves, Levels, Vibrance and Contrast Tools from ...
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Why is my image so color noisy [closed]

I just tried for hours to solve this problem maybe you can help me. Has anyone an idea how this colored noise/grain could come to state? We received a 3d render from our work college and then ...
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How to extract and edit an Image from a mirror?

I’m attempting to get an image from a driver side mirror within a picture extracted from a video. I have several pictures to try this with but I have no experience in editing pictures. I’ve have in ...
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Pixelated artwork made in Illustrator

I've made a quick sun graphic for a portfolio in illustrator that is pixelated when I zoom in and when I import it into InDesign. I can't seem to make the geometry a vector or find any answers as to ...
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how to enhance images captured from an old film recorder

I have 4 frames from an historical source showing an animation of a statistical algorithm (multidimensional scaling), ca. 1962. They were captured by a film recorder connected to a CRT display. A ...
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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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File Size Vs. Image Size

I want to reduce the size an image in order to get it to fit on a online program I'm using for an experiment. However, the issue with this is that it reduces the file size, which I need to stay the ...
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Best Image Compression process for jpg web images?

Let's say I have a 1 mb JPG image file that I need to make a minor edit to and re-save. For the editing, I can use photshop or gimp. For compression, I can use photoshop, gimp, and any of those online ...
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PNG 234 KB used in In Design file export blurry to PDF

In Design beginner here. I am creating a print flyer and the PNG image within my file exports blurry to a PDF, while all else is hi-res. The PNG image is 234 KB. The document is letter style (W: 51p0, ...
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How to blacken line of a drawing without loosing quality?

I have to make black pen-drawn lines of a scanned picture totally black without loosing line's smooth and quality (unfortunately, printing image original in grayscale leads to loose of quality of ...
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What algorithm do the NoHalo and LoHalo resize methods use in GIMP?

The GIMP resize tool used to have only None, Linear, Cubic/Bicubic, and Lanczos, which are reasonably well documented algorithms that one can do research on, if one is so inclined. I can't find any ...
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Recomendations of Word-to-PDF with high quality and keeping hyperlinks?

I want to save a Word (2016) as a PDF but keeping the native high quality of images and text hyperlinks. Currently I am able to do only one of those at once: I can retain hyperlinks if I use the ...
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Keeping image-quality when saving Word as PDF

I would like to keep SVG images inserted in a Word (2016) document without lowering their native quality (first image) when saved as PDF. Default save-to-PDF from word messes up the images' quality (...
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Images resize when exporting them to SVG from Illustrator

lately I have been encountering a frustrating problem about keeping quality of images from Illustrator (v14.0.0) to Microsoft Word (2016). I created a mixture between PNG images, vectors and texts in ...
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My logo goes blurry when I try and upload it to instagram [duplicate]

I've made a logo in photoshop, it's high quality. When I then export and try to upload as my instagram profile picture, it becomes blurry. Is anyone able to help.
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Determine the enlargement factor of an image automatically to scale it back down

This might be hard to explain. If I have an image that was obviously enlarged (i.e. pixels are visible), can I revert the enlargement process to get the original picture back? For example this ...
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Tricks to make a small image to take up a large space on a webpage

I need to create profile webpages for many people (100++ pages) and most of their profile photos (about 400x400) are small in dimension. But I have a large image space (1280x720) that I need to fill ...
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Image/video quality loss after importing Adobe Premiere Pro

Hi, i am new to premiere pro cc 2019. I have imported image file, it looks good in the project structure (circled). While drag it into timeline it shows a checked line like pixel images (shown in ...
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What quality of canvas should i use to print?

I'm very new at graphic art, actually this is my first canvas so i didn't really check the size and quality of my canvas before starting my drawing. And honestly i would'nt know how, these numbers are ...
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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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How to create “lo-fi” images such as these?

I only own Photoshop, so if anyone could let me know how to use Photoshop to create edits like this, it will be much help. https://m.imgur.com/a/pkXmNCi?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&...
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On the concept of pixel

Short Background I'm a complete newbie trying to understand raster images. An image file contains data points (DPs) with rgb values. Those values switch on/off computers' pixels. On the one hand ...
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Illustrator Import/Insert acting weird

What could be happening here when I import/insert this EPS file? Original EPS file: EPS file when imported: Illustrator CC 2020 MacOS Thank you!
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Optimizing images: Resize or optimize first?

I want to optimize images for web. I have a tool for resizing images (Photoshop) and a tool for optimizing images (ImageOptim). What would be the best order that results in a minimal image file size ...
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Is Photoshop in use for print posters with high quality of text objects?

When creating a poster in Photoshop with 300 dpi settings and export to high res PDF, text do not look crisp enough (after rasterizing text objects). Will it look good after print? Or should text ...
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Instagram compresses logo profile picture [duplicate]

I've tried exporting this logo as JPEG 640px with a size <1.6mb but it still looks compressed.
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Image is pixelating when scaled down only on older monitors

I'm having a weird issue that when some images are scaled down they start pixelating only on older monitors. (I'm guessing newer ones are Retina). I would expect this behavior when scaling up but down ...
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Equalize resolution between two images

I have two images with different size and resolution. I need to do a cognitive experiment so is mandatory that different images are as much equal as possible. Is there any method to reduce the quality ...
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Why is my logo looking weird in PDF when it looks fine InDesign?

I have a brochure created in InDesign, the logo I am using on it is an AI vector. It looks normal in InDesign, but when I export to PDF it looks distorted. At 400% in PDF, it looks normal but when I ...
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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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Facebook post image poor quality

I'm having trouble setting up a proper/sharp looking social media post designs for facebook. I have 5 or 6 different designs, all are the same size, I export them all the same way (Save for web -> ...
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How do I open a Photoshop file in InDesign?

I would like to know how I can open a Photoshop file in InDesign. I have been learning about all the features of InDesign, but now I want to start working on a document. I have made several copies of ...
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Pixelated/Blurry Banner image

I'm having an issue with a banner image I'm trying to create for my website. When I upload the image to my website, the icons I added to the banner in Photoshop look blurry. Any advice on how I can ...
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