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Questions tagged [png]

Questions about the lossless raster graphics format PNG, primarily designed to succeed the `GIF` format for displaying images on the internet or via digital delivery. This format supports transparency.

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Batch export Photoshop layers to individual PNG files

I am a web dev and competent in Fireworks, but not so much in Photoshop. I have just received a layered PSD file to turn into a web page. Can anyone tell me the easiest way to export all layers to ...
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Why does my transparent PNG not look good?

I want to convert a JPG to transparent and using GIMP I added alpha layers and transparency same way I make a GIF transparent I converted it to PNG but it doesn't display well when I load it on my ...
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Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG?

When I try to open this image in PS (CS5) I get red rectangles around the parts of the image that are not transparent. If I copy the image and paste it in PS I get the contents of the image, as seen ...
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Is there an “inverse eraser” tool on Photoshop?

I have a PNG with some transparency. In PhotoPaint I have a tool "transparency brush" where I simply choose 100% opacity and the transparency is removed. In Photoshop the eraser tool only gives me ...
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Tools for *lossy* PNG compression?

I'm trying more and more to get by sans PhotoShop for my personal/freelance work. I do primarily web work these days and don't do enough side gigs to justify keeping up with the Creative Suite beast. ...
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Add transparency to an existing PNG

I'd like to use this image on a web site. What I need to do is change the background from black to transparent, so I can use the arrow on my site maintaining the page background. I used Gimp to ...
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Is there a faster way to save all layers in PSD to PNG?

I'm trying to export all 155 raster layers, each 240*240 in pixels, to separate png files, but it takes ages to do that using CS5 File > Scripts > Export Layers to Files. This script creates new psd ...
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Exporting individual layers in Photoshop, keeping their sizes

I‘m trying to export individual layers in Photoshop as PNGs, keeping their size. So if I have a layer that is 200×200 in a composition that is 1000×1000, I want to export just that layer as a PNG at ...
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How to automate exporting multiple PNGs with different sizes from Photoshop?

I have a PSD file with a 96 px × 96 px resolution. Now I want to save this as four PNG files with different resolutions such as 36 px × 36 px, 48 px × 48 px, 72 px × 72 px and 96 px × 96px. Instead of ...
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Vectorize a PNG file in Adobe Illustrator CC 2017

I need to open a white PNG shape in Illustrator. I want to convert it into vector and change the color. In CS6 is very simple to do this. Can you help me to do this in CC?
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How to automatically save each layer as its own png/jpeg while keeping one main layer above

We offer vinyl decals for many devices. To show what a design looks like on a device, we have to create a main layer of the device, having the place of where the skin would fit cut out for our ...
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Make a desaturated image transparent keeping only shadows & highlights

I've been trying to do this for a few days now and have not gotten the results I need. I'm not sure I'm using the correct terminology in the title, if not, please feel free to correct me, and I'll ...
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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 to save a 32 bit png with alpha channel (transparency) in Photoshop?

I want to use an image as an application launcher icon for my android application. The android guidelines specify an image for the launcher icon must be a 32 bit PNG image. Please explain the steps ...
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How to measure the distances in PSD?

I already asked here a question about font types, which are used in PSD layout, but I have another problem: How to measure all distances between objects if in .psd these objects have .png format? I ...
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Layers to png with names in Photoshop

I am looking for a way to export all layers (nested too if possible) of a PSD file to png. But just the layer, with it's current size, not in the document size, with background or other layers. I ...
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export layers with bleding options and shadow to PNG format using photoshop

I have iphone/ipad app design as PSD file, Most of layers in this file are linked with shapes in order to support retina display. Each shaped layer has blending option like outer glow or external ...
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Settings to create transparent PNG's with minimal file size for mobile devices

I want to create a theme for android phones. I guess the best way to go is to create a file that is as light as possible. Now I want to create the files in photoshop, they have to be transparent PNG'...
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How do I handle thumbnails of white-on-transparent pngs in Bridge?

When handling multiple white-on-transparent png images, I am hindered by the fact that the thumbnails of these images are all-white. Both Adobe Bridge CS6 and Windows Explorer suffer the same problem, ...
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How to replace color in Photoshop?

I would like to replace black color in transparent PNG for bluish color from my other image. Bluish color sampled: So, desired color is #00528f. Unfortunately, it does not work as I would expect in ...
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Adobe Illustrator: maximum artboard dimensions for PNG export?

As all Illustrator users know, there is a hard limit on the size you can export a PNG file. I'm curious if anyone knows the maximum limit on this, and if it differs depending on the DPI of the ...
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PNG file for PDF

Is it best to save an Adobe Illustrator file as a PNG, then opening the PNG and saving it as a JPEG, before converting it to a PDF file? I've noticed PNG files look blurry and pixelated when converted ...
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Exporting from SVG to PNG with AI

When exporting an SVG icon to PNG, I am attempting to retain the quality of the image while not loosing the size (16px x 16px). I have made the attempt numerous times but have yet to produce a icon ...
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How to export Illustrator layers as individual images?

I have an Illustrator file that contains patterns. I'd like to export each pattern as an individual image to use in this new program that I'm trying called Sketch. Is there a batch processing script ...
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What's the point of converting RGB images to CMYK TIF/TIFF before placing them in InDesign?

Currently we receive CMYK TIF/TIFF images of photographs from our design agency (who get them from the photographer). Our in-house designers then place them in InDesign for posters and magazines, or ...
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How can I save only one layer as a PNG file in Photoshop

I wanted save some layers as PNG files and I had opened a new window for every .png file and pasted in there and sometimes crop it. Is there a way to export just a few or one selected layer and not ...
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Why does this PNG image on twitter look different when clicked?

This morning on twitter there was a tweet with the text "click on this picture". When picture is clicked, it's opened in wider viewer, but looks completely different. I tried to analyze this picture ...
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Creating an .ico file with multiple sizes - web application

I want to be able to create an .ico file containing a complete set of Windows icons (16px x 16px, 32px x 32px, 48px x 48px, and 256px x 256px). Is there a web application that can do this for me given ...
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When saving as a PSD, have a PNG also saved automatically

On Photoshop CS5, I had it set up so that whenever I saved a .psd, whether it were through cmd-s or the file menu, it would also save a file as a .png with the same name. I upgraded to CS6 and now I ...
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Tools or methods for optimizing favicon appearance?

I often must create a favicon for a fairly complex image, that when it gets down to 16x16, looks weird or blurry. I have been trying with one image, reduced with bicubic-sharp in Photoshop and ...
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Gradient fade a PNG image using Photoshop [duplicate]

I've searched high and low and finally hit upon alpha channels, but I don't know how to configure an alpha channel to suit my needs. I'm trying take this image... ...And turn it into this. As you can ...
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Export Multiple Artboards to Pngs Named after the Artboard Without the Filename Prepended

Given the following setup: File: SomeFilename.ai Which contains artboards named: Artboard_01 Artboard_02 Artboard_03 At the moment if I export the artboards Illustrator insists on ...
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PNG32 vs PNG24 vs PNG8

I thought there is only PNG8 and png32, but photoshop has option for PNG24, and fireworks has all 3 options. Which is better for web world? Also when I export PNG24 with alpha transparency in ...
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Retaining px dimension when export to a PNG file. Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator I have an Icon that has dimensions of 200px by 200px. When I export it to a PNG file though,the PNG file is 834px by 834px. Any suggestions to keep the icon at 200 by 200 pixels?
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Svg file size more than a png image

I have two files with same dimensions and I want to save my vector file to web SVG. Problem is that this file size is more than generate the same file to PNG for web. I think that I'm exporting ...
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Convert 8bit sRGB to 4bit grayscale with ImageMagick

I want to print an 8bit sRGB PNG image on an Epson TM-T88v receipt printer. The printer needs a 4bit grayscale PNG file to print it correctly. As I'm using PHP with ImageMagick, I'm not sure which ...
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Photoshop color profile to PNG

I'm making a game that uses png files for textures. When I run the game I noticed that the colors were less saturated and had less contrast then what I was seeing in photoshop. A fellow programmer ...
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The simplest replacement of color in PNG icons

I need to replace the color of some PNG icons. Examples: shall become JavaScript2 http://www168.lunapic.com/editor/working/146856450596963-bt-5. shall become: YAML2 http://www168.lunapic.com/editor/...
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PNG to SVG batch conversion

Is there a tool to convert 302 PNG images to SVG? I know how to do it one by one using Inkscape, but I need a tool to convert the 302 image at once.
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Photoshop shortcut for File, Save As, Format: PNG or JPG, Save, OK

Classical situation: you're working in Photoshop on a PSD file and you want a to export it to PNG or JPG. Here is the usual way: menu File > Save As > Click on Format > Find PNG in the list and ...
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Is it possible to create a layered PNG file in Photoshop & retain these layers in Paint.net

I do not have Photoshop installed on my own local machine unfortunately, but would like to know if Photoshop can export an image file to a PNG and retain the seperate layers for a different program ...
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How can I export sublayers to png in Adobe illustrator? [duplicate]

A designer did a design for me. It is in Adobe illustrator. In order to write my program, I need to export sublayers one by one to .png files. How can I do that?
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Create vector icons and export them later as PNG without antialiasing

I have created a vector file (svg) and now I wanted to export it as 66px x 66px, 44px x 44px and 22px x 22px PNG file. It should be used as a UIBarButtonItem in the navigation bar. Therefore I use ...
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How to recognize font types in .png

There is a .psd layout & it has different text types in .png. How to recognize which font types used in it? myfonts.com does not help. Any help is appreciated! Add photo with fonts, what are they?
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How to export logo to be used in Word

I have finished my artwork in Illustrator. It is a logo for my company. It is a horizontal rectangle. I am ready for exporting it so I can use it as part of the header in my Word template. I have got ...
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How to create 9-patch images in gimp?

I would like to create nine-patch images for mobile and web. How can I do this in Gimp? Is there any plugin for creating nine-patch images in Gimp ?
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Which raster image format is better for digitally displaying images when there is no transparency; JPEG or PNG?

I'm trying to determine which format is better to use when there is no transparency in an image. More importantly though, I'm trying to figure out when it's better to use one over the other. From ...
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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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Photoshop export layers to png but with specific background layer

I have a psd with ~400 Layers which contain semitransparent images and one layer with a solid color. I want to export those layers to png8 and want that layers to have that solid background. I can ...
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Problem with opacity after saving as PNG-8 or GIF from Photoshop

I am a web developer and I have a problem with the opacity of a photo after saving as a PNG or GIF. I have an image with a transparent background with a layer with less than 1% opacity. After saving ...