Questions tagged [image-quality]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lose watermark quality when saving for web in Photoshop CS6

So I have applied a watermark to my image which is originally 1.37MB in size. I usually go to File > Save for web to reduce the size of the image appropriately as the image will be used for a website....
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InDesign: brightness of placed TIF appears to change when PNG is placed

I have placed a greyscale TIF on a spread. When I place another PNG image on the same spread, the brightness of the previously placed graphic appears to change. The graphic appears more bright/less ...
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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 do I get my vector art to have crisp lines on instagram?

As soon as I upload my art to Instagram, the quality decreases. I have tried everything I can think of. I have used 1080x1080 image resolution, and larger, exported it in many different files (JPG, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Why downsample to 300 ppi only for images above 450 ppi - why not for all images above 300 ppi?

Here's something that's puzzelled me for a long time. Here's the default on InDesign's Export to PDF (and also Acrobat's PDF optimiser): Obviously 300 ppi is the default it downsizes to because 300 ...
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Doing website for a client but logo is not good quality

I'm doing a website for a client and they provided me the logos but, the logos all have a white background which I've tried to remove but I cannot. I use Canva to adjust the logos. The logos are ...
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Photoshop: losing quality when exporting to PDF

I have created a 1-page flyer in Photoshop at 72dpi as we are not printing this. I finished the artwork and im needing to save it to PDF, but whenever i do so the pdf version is never as good a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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