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JPEG with transparent background

JPG does not allow transparent backgrounds. The only thing you can do is have a flat color background that would blend into your website: eg. if your website background is white, then have JPGs ...
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Why is CMYK & PNG not possible?

Why? Because PNG is a lossless raster image format developed for the web, and ultimately for display screens which are RGB. However the format was never intended or designed to be a print format, ...
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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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JPEG with transparent background

JPEG doesn't support transparency at all. Most compatible option is to use PNG, but results in large files for photographs because it is lossless compression. Another option is to use the new WebP ...
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JPEG with transparent background

While the JPEG format can't handle transparency itself, it is entirely possible to have transparency using JPEGs with modern browsers. It is, however, complicated. It involves using SVG to create a ...
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Is it unprofessional to provide svg files instead of eps?

EPS is an old format with support for full transparency (i.e the background can be tranparent), and also supports the use of clipping paths for transparency around a raster image, but it doesn't ...
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Do SVG images look better scaled down than a high resolution png, jpg or gif?

I have just run a test and the only difference appears to be on mobile browsers. I created a 990 x 900px image of the Twitter icon (that icon seems far too detailed a design for good scaling, so good ...
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Why is CMYK & PNG not possible?

Broadly speaking there are two schools of thought on file-format design. One is that you should have lots of options to give lots of different users what they want. The problem with this approach is ...
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What are PNG~ files?

Prefixed or suffixed tildes usually represent temporary files or backups. Sometimes they may persist longer than they're meant to, which usually means your software didn't finish a save operation or ...
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How to view webfont files (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a mac?

If you also want to preview unicode characters and specs, this one is very good: FontDrop!
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Illustrator: white space around logo when exporting as JPG

In the Export dialog box, tick the 'Use Artboards' option. This saves the image including the containing artboard, what you're seeing as the white frame behind your logo. If you need to re-adjust the ...
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Is it unprofessional to provide svg files instead of eps?

SVG is often not suitable for... Embroidery Signage Print production When providing a logo you should provide usable formats for a range of things. SVG, EPS, AI, PDF, PSD, JPG, PNG, even GIF. Simply ...
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JPEG with transparent background

JPEG 2000 (also known as JP2) is an improved version of the original JPEG format (from 1992) that also has full support for transparency, but it has abysmal browser support (only Safari supports it). ...
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How to save as Webp file in Photoshop

Photoshop doesn't have it added to its program on the go. That meaning you'll have to download a plugin in order to export to webp formats. You can find the plugin for Photoshop here: https://...
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Can .jpg have transparency?

The file you linked to isn't a JPG. It's a PNG* with the wrong file extension. Maybe somebody changed it deliberately for some unknown reason, or they just saved it with the wrong file extension. JPG ...
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Do SVG images look better scaled down than a high resolution png, jpg or gif?

(Note: please read the OP's own answer before this one, since my answer is a comment on the OP's investigation) This is a known issue of Android Chrome. On some of their builds they disabled anti ...
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Is it illegal to convert GIMP file to Photoshop?

The Photoshop file format specification is published by Adobe and available to everyone here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet-apps/photoshop/fileformatashtml/ The preface to the specification states (...
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Pros and cons to .AI vs. .EPS file formats in 2017?

Realize that "EPS is dead" comment customarily comes from people in the industry 5 - 10 years or more. There was a time when EPS was king and everything as an EPS was better - even straight raster ...
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Differences and similarities between .ttf and .ttc fonts

ttc stands for "TrueType Collection" and is a collection of multiple true type fonts (ttf) in one file
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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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Is it unprofessional to provide svg files instead of eps?

but I'm not sure what the client would miss out on in regard of print What the client will be missing is color accuracy. It used to be that most printers will refuse to accept RGB files which by ...
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How can I edit an .SVG file?

The TL:DR; solution to this is to use Inkscape: https://inkscape.org/ It's free, open source, cross platform. You can install on Ubuntu with "snap install inkscape" or use the installer on the ...
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Illustrator CS6 ".ai" replaced by ".pdf" when Save As PDF

If you have an AI file open, then click File > Save a Copy instead, then choose the PDF file type. If you do that, Illustrator simply exports the file as a PDF, and doesn't open the PDF automatically....
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Is it unprofessional to provide svg files instead of eps?

Thank you all for your replies, all three answers so far were very helpful and highlighted different aspects. I will try to compile and summarize into one answer, what I understood from reading your ...
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How to view webfont files (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a mac?

There is a QuickLook plugin that lets you preview .woff from within finder. Finder should be able to preview .ttf natively. I'm not sure this is enough for testing. You can take a look and verify they ...
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Will an EPS saved in Illustrator CC open in any Illustrator version?

In general... it may open, but will present a warning for legacy versions -- something along the lines of "This file was generated with a newer version of Illustrator. Some object may not appear ...
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How to convert Sketch format file into vector file for Illustrator?

Illustrator doesn't open Sketch files. You'll need to open it in Sketch and export it to a vector format that Illustrator supports; namely PDF, EPS or SVG. Which format you use depends on your ...
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What exactly is a presentation or pitch deck?

Unless your client has explicitly specified a format, you're essentially wide open re: what file format you use. That being said, it's usually best to go with something that is widely recognized/...
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How to choose company logo resolution?

If the logo lends itself to vector format, and (arguably) it should, then you'd be better off designing it in a vector editing program (like Illustrator) and not having to worry about the resolution ...
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