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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 created with a white background. Otherwise you need to consider saving as PNG, which does allow true transparency.


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There's ways to add security features on your PDF that will prevent people from printing, editing or extracting elements from the file. There's also watermarks that can be added. BUT there's also ways to bypass all this, so it's not 100% reliable. I could also easily imagine it must have taken you a lot of work to do this work, and your client could easily ...


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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, and therefore doesn't need to support CMYK colour, and so it's entirely the wrong format to use for CMYK printing - i.e printing where separations are required ...


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An .SVG file IS a source file. It isn't layers in the Photoshop/Gimp sense but it absolutely can be picked apart. Use an SVG editor - that would be Illustrator or Inkscape. Alternatively, if you want to get real crazy you can open the .SVG in any text editor and look for the values you want to change which for colors would be in Hex format #nnnnnn


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Any time a format isn't available in the Save As dialog, it means that format is invalid for the document in the state it's in. There's no such thing (as Lese and cwedge point out), as a 32-bit (or 16-bit) jpeg, nor a duotone, Lab or 1-bit bitmap jpeg. Photoshop versions prior to CS5 would simply not show jpeg as an available option for 16-bit images, which ...


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Inkscape (v.0.91) supports command-line options, and that is how I prefer to do it: inkscape --file=mySVGinputFile.svg --export-area-drawing --without-gui --export-pdf=output.pdf This is actually the command that LyX uses to prepare SVG images for use in LaTeX. I have used PlantUML to generate SVG, which then goes into PDF. Here's a screenshot of the SVG ...


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(that's Illustrator on the left, Photoshop on the right) Raster images are just grids of pixels, like what comes out of a digital camera or a scanner. The file doesn't know what those pixels mean. Web images and digital paintings are most often raster. Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, Corel Photopaint and Pixelmator are primarily raster (some have a few very ...


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The simple answer here is use both. The fact that you've named SVG as an option, means we can rule out photo graphics as an intended use case - because SVGs are only good for line-art graphics such as logos, icons and clip-art-like illustrations. If you are considering this choice for photo graphics, there is no choice; PNG will probably always be better. ...


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Unanswered Question #1: What is in your current contract? What is written down and signed currently? What has he promised in writing? What have you promised in writing? "Starting work without a contract is like putting on a condom after taking a home pregnancy test" F*ck You, Pay Me by Mike Monteiro FYPM is a WONDERFUL talk about the importance of ...


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If you’re using a version of Photoshop earlier than CS6 and your document is 16-bit, or if it is in a color mode such as Lab or multichannel that isn’t supported in JPEG format, then JPEG won’t be offered as an option on save. Image → Mode → RGB Color Image → Mode → 8 Bits/Channel Then Save As. One of the much-welcomed features in CS6 (or maybe CS5 – I ...


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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 that compatibility becomes a problem. Just because a program advertises support for tiff files doesn't mean it can open your particular tiff file. The other is ...


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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 file format which supports both lossless (like PNG) and lossy compression (like JPEG), and allows transparency with both. Support for WebP is relatively good ...


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It is entirely possible to have transparency with JPEGs with modern browsers. It is, however, complicated. It involves using SVG to create a clipping mask that handles the transparency. With Photoshop, you can do this with the pen tool, and then export to Illustrator, where you can convert the pen tool path into an SVG. Here is a more detailed guide for ...


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On linux you can go to https://github.com/google/woff2 and compile that, then you'll have two utilities, one for compressing fonts to woff2 format and the other to decompress woff2 fonts to ttf.


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Try exporting the Sketch file as a PDF. Then open the PDF file in Illustrator. From Illustrator export the document as a PSD. Sketch File Formats


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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 for this test). I saved this as SVG, JPG, GIF, Transparent GIF (just the bird shape, no background colour, instead adding this with CSS), PNG, transparent PNG....


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PDF (AI) is the modern vector graphics standard for print workflow EPS is the legacy vector graphics standard for print workflow SVG is the vector graphics standard for WorldWideWeb publishing. If you only use SVG you will lose print workflow features. If you are working on a team that uses print workflow, that will be problematic. If your whole team wants ...


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Designing a graphics for a header is not just designing the image, but knowing how the header will look overall. If you provide only the image, there is a chance the other person making the website put just a tini little version, or a deformed one for example. So the first step is to prepare a canvas simulating diferent screen devices, let's say: 1920 width,...


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Agreeing with the solution proposed by @go-meek, but perhaps the best way to avoid the issue would be printing the brochure yourself. Tell him that you can only give a printed proof, digital files after receiving the payment. It is fair, he can see the brochure and make annotations in it, you keep the files. Doesn't need to be the highest resolution either, ...


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It can not be said that AI, PDF, SVG or EPS is more capable than any of the others. Each of these formats have their own unique boons and banes. Use AI or EPS when your in a print publishing context. SVG wont make you very happy here as SVG lacks many of the features required by print. Use AI if you use Adobe centric workflow it simply works better. Use ...


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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). I agree with Lucian, just use PNG, it is extremely well-supported, and there are many tools (pngcrush, optipng, pngout...) to compress files. See here for a ...


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Actually this has been asked and answered here for linux users. You need to install librsvg2-bin. I'll just add that you will need to fit page to your svg otherwise it will be truncated. Within Inkscape: File -> Document properties -> Select your svg objects -> fit page to selection. Then just run: rsvg-convert -f pdf in.svg > out.pdf


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The tricky thing about favicons is that they are tiny (well, while the classic favicon was 16x16 px, you can now use 24x24 px. Still quite small). Because of this, and just as it happens when working with small icons in general, you need to create a version of it pixel by pixel. Scaling just doesn't do. Check this related question: Tools or methods for ...


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It's not technically possible to have a file that is secured for printing while having the ability to read it. That is because rendering for screen and print is the same thing. Despite this, PDF files have a flag to disable printing; this is more of an annoyance than an actual block. The best thing you can do is rasterize the graphics to a low-enough ...


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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 (emphasis mine): This document is provided for 3rd parties to read and write the Photoshop native file format. This document does not explain how to interpret ...


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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 images, due to color profile embedding and clipping paths. That hasn't been true since the 90s or 2000s however. Note that EPS is just a "wrapper" and can ...


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My first, second and third answers to this question would be "Find a different printer, because the one you have is incompetent." There is no grande format equipment made that requires jpeg as input. Typical spec, this one from the Fuji website: Formats All popular desktop formats including PostScript 3, EPS, TIFF, PDF, both RGB and CMYK color spaces....


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You can do this by recording a custom Action of yourself: Opening the file Saving it as a .png file Closing the file Then you can automate this for the entire folder by going File -> Automate -> Batch. Choose the folder containing all the images and run your custom Action.


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(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 aliasing causing the vector shapes to be rendered with crisp edges. The reason for this was to reduce the overload created by anti aliasing calculations. Due to ...


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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. The AI file will still be open in Illustrator. It's super annoying if you forget to do that, and accidentally hit Save As (which I frequently do). If you do ...


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