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What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images?

I simply state: "Send me the absolute largest image(s) you have." This, most of the time, gets me much better files. By specifically using the term "largest" it allows the client ...
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What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images?

It's a never ending battle that you really won't ever win. However I have found the simplest method is to begin by telling clients you can't use a screenshot for print. Don't sugar coat it. Don't ...
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How to tell a client when there is too much content for a design

Did you have all the information which needed to be on the poster before you started your beautiful and original design? Or did you create a design, present it to the client, and then get 10 more ...
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What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images?

What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images? Just say it: "Oh, btw. I need the original image. Send it by mail, not by WhatsApp."
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What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images?

Depending on the relationship with your client you can find an analogy. A client wanted to copy a website... without any FTP access. The analogy was that instead of using the cargo elevator and a ...
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What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images?

I have had this same problem for ages, too. Regular customers know the drill now, but I'm constantly trying to educate new customers. I tell them that if I use the low-resolution screen shot they sent ...
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Are rhetorical devices, like metaphors, part of the encoding of a message?

Here is my stab at this. Love your question! How can we better encode messages so that metaphors and visual items are transmitted as part of the encoded message? As the graph suggests, you would ...
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Rebranding announcement timing

Most rebranding is just shown when it happens. Unless clients have a specific interest in this information and need to somehow participate in the process, this should not be of interest to clients ...
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What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images?

You can easily spot a client who knows what to send, and what to ask for. If you don't, or take on the work anyway, there is no "best way" to handle that after the fact. This is supposed to ...
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What are the differences between syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic function?

Syntactic - According to prescribed arrangement. To be done as is dictated. i.e. 1, 2, 3 -- syntax dictates 1 is first, followed by 2, followed by 3. Semantic - (I believe you have a typo, "...
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What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images?

Other people have given good answers about how trying to explain the technical details is generally a losing battle and what to do. But if you want to show people that screenshots are bad without ...
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What is the best way to convince clients to send original image files instead of screenshots of images?

In looking at what type of images your clients are sending, it looks like you’re mostly getting personal photos from people who do not / will not ever understand what it is that you need or why you ...
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What is the best color to markup art with and still be sensitive to colorblindness?

A mark has several components. Shape You can use a black marker to draw a circle, x or whatever on the drawing. You will notice it if it has enough contrast. Using a pencil is less contrasting than a ...
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Does there exist a mono-spaced (fixed-width) font for all Unicode characters?

Too much for a comment, not definitive enough for a true answer;) The three fonts I know of that are reasonably comprehensive are Deja Vu, Arial & Noto. Each of these has a monospace variation. ...
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Representation of images (Pictorial/NonPictorial)

First off, you are asking about an interpretation of someone else's example. This will be very opinion based as we each will have our own interpretation- and therefore this is a pretty unanswerable ...
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How to convey the specifics of animation mockups to developers

There are probably many ways of doing this. If you're already familiar with After Effects, you can use it to create your SVG animations and export them with the help of the Bodymovin AE Plugin (~ USD ...
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Rebranding announcement timing

That is rather marketing decision than graphic design. And you won't get a solid conclusion. Some companies might want to announce rebranding. Allowing customer to adjust to change, this assume that ...
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How to improve communications skills and find mentors for designers?

English language classes would surely help build confidence in being able to express oneself more efficiently, but perhaps it's not the main issue here. Even native English speakers can have problems ...
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