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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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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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Techniques to dramatically scale an image

I have been given an impossible task: Take a picture image (jpg) at 1422 x 1067 px with 100 dpi and scale it to 86400 x 29376 px (that's equivalent to 34ft x 100ft or 30.5 meters x 10.36 meters) ...
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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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What are GIFVs?

I heard about GIFVs from Imgur, but what exactly are they? How do I make some? Are GIFV files lossless? I tried looking onto it from the site but I got an error. http://blog.imgur.com/2014/10/09/...
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The image gets blurred after zoom or scale action in GIMP. How to get clear image?

Since I am a beginner, I don’t have much knowledge of designing tools. I am trying to resize the image using GIMP but it gets blurred. Please tell me how to get clear image after resize?
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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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Can a bmp image be 16bit depth?

I'm trying to create a watchface for my wristband and the only form of image I'm supposed to play with is a bmp image, 16bit depth, 300 KB size or lower. It seems impossible to combine these 3, Please ...
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From Raster to Vector

How do I convert a raster image (like JPG and PNG) into a vector one and back again without losing quality? Is it possible to resize a vector image without quality loss, and it is true for raster ones ...
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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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What is the best way of restoring the level of brightness on an image?

I am trying to fix some really bad scanner work in some gaming cards that were done years ago. I would like to know which is the best way to adjust the brightness, levels, colors, etc, to be able to ...
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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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Using VSDC to make a GIF and I want to adjust the scale and resolution

Using VSDC to make a GIF and I want to adjust the scale and resolution. I found that I could not adjust the scale and dimension of the images. So I faked it. Using trial and error, I adjusted the size ...
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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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Invision's Craft doesn't place high definition images in Sketch

I'm using Sketch and Invision's "Craft" plugin. If I want to place an image as a fill inside a rectangle I use Craft (which takes the images from Unsplash). My issue is that these images are being ...
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InDesign links don't look good

I've moved to a new computer (mac to mac) and from a pervious version of InDesign. The file I've opened from the previous version opens fine. But, even if the links are all in the same directory, they ...
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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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How can I convert a QR code from JPG to SVG with perfect clean squares?

I have a QR code in jpg format with low quality and I need to convert it to SVG with perfect squares. I tried Trace Bitmap with Inkscape using Edge detection and all the other options, but I can't ...
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Why two images of similar size (width and height) have different dimensions in the viewer

I have image1 and image2. Image1 is screenshot from the display 3800x1900 with a device scale factor 2.25. The second image2 is a screenshot from the display 1800x900 with a device scale factor 1. ...
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How do i recreate this low quality camera, really zoomed in photograph:

How can i recreate this effect on my images? I assume, i need some kind of chromatic aberration and making the resolution worse. i came up with something like this: but it's nowhere near what i ...
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how to Increase Image quality

before our designer gave image [.webp ] with below details : We felt image clarity is bad, so we told to give higher dimension images because we thought it will improve clarity. designer gave new ...
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How to resize QR code from vector graphic without grayish zones?

I'm trying to resize a vector graphic QR code in Gimp but it always creates an additional color in it gray. I want it to be pure black and white with perfect corners like in the original image on the ...
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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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What size should portfolio thumbnails be? (Wordpress)

I'm doing my portfolio (graphic design) on Wordpress and I was wondering if you know what the dimensions (in inches or pixels) that I should use for the image of the thumbnail for my portfolio. Is ...
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Does reducing image pixel resolution affect image file size?

Let's say I have a JPG file 500x500px. I want to display it at 100x100px on my website. Is there a point of reducing the file image resolution to 100x100px from a file size perspective, rather than ...
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I'm trying to find out if this image is AI or not. What are some indications it is or isn't?

Image in question I am working on a book, and I've considered using AI art as I've used it a lot for my D&D campaign to display certain aspects, though I decided to use a real artist, but now I am ...
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How to make PNG-quality animations in GIF format?

I've noticed more and more sites using animated GIFs that have PNG quality. You'd think they're the latter if you didn't check the image info. The lines are crisp, the colors look great, there's none ...
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Software that preserves original raster image information during multiple resizing?

I am in the process of transitioning from Powerpoint to image processing software to create professional-quality images for academic publications. I was trying to organize several images into a graph/...
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Combining Images in GIMP loses resolution

I am relatively new to GIMP. My apologies in advance if my query is too naïve. I have to create a web advert of 300x250px and max 50kb. I have three images that I want to add to this advert: A png ...
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Trying to Print Multiple Trading Cards at Once via Photoshop

The reason I'm trying to print directly from Photoshop is to keep the image quality. Converting to JPG was my first idea, copy pasting the cards to a word doc or something to get a full page but that ...
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Photoshop: Free Transforming vs Resizing vs Re-sampling an image

Can anyone tell me what am I actually doing when I free transform an image in Photoshop? Do I re-size an image or do I re-sample an image by doing so? I know there is difference between those two ...
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How can I get those exact distinct (chinese) look of the eyes?

I have a low resolution image of a person and I was able to manage to increase the resolution of the image by manually improving all the features. But I'm now stuck on how to get that exact look on ...
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How to smoothen (curve fitting) this image text in Gimp?

I have this image text which I was able to obtain from a low resolution jpg and then cleaned it out to this point, but now as can be seen in the pic it does not look smooth. I can't find the words I ...
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How to reduce enormous GIMP (XCF) file size for simple photo correction

Thank you in advance for your help. I am a fairly new GIMP user with no Photoshop experience, so bear with me. A batch of 600 images was ruined by something inside the camera that caused a smudge to ...
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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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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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Image on browser at 100% is pixelated, create image 200% and scale half size is sharp

How can I host an image at 100% size on the web and keep a sharp image? Is the web browser down sampling my images? If I create an image at 100% size (example 1000px wide), and display it naturally ...
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How do I make an image look pixelated, like old school arcade graphics?

I want to take some stock art (can be of any dimension) and make it look pixelated, kind of like old Mario Brothers video games circa the 80's. Part of the image manipulation would require scaling ...
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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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Why is my export so low res?

Can anyone tell me why my export from illustrator is so low res? It's 490 px wide so I thought it should still be sharp. Any ideas? Below is the export with save for type enabled. See it ruins 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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InDesign export to px size and high res

I have seen you advise on exporting to a pixel size from InDesign by using the 72ppi to get the actual pixel size; however I also end up getting a poor quality resolution. How can I both get the ...
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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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What methods exist to get the text of a low quality picture?

I have an image that is really blurred and I wanted to know if there were any method to get the text of a low quality picture ? It comes from this link. This is a page from this newspaper online.
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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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