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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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How can I protect my job from a client publishing it elsewhere?

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 ...
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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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How to export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?

Inkscape (v1.0) supports command-line options, and that is how I prefer to do it: inkscape mySVGinputFile.svg --export-area-drawing --batch-process --export-type=pdf --export-filename=output.pdf ...
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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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How to convert a WOFF2 webfont into a TTF desktop font?

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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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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Which format is better for saving images intended for websites; PNG or SVG?

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 ...
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How can I protect my job from a client publishing it elsewhere?

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 ...
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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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How to export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?

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 ...
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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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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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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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AI vs EPS vs SVG

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 ...
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AI vs EPS vs SVG

It cannot 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 you're in a print publishing context....
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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 convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file?

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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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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Website header graphics size and format

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 ...
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How can I protect my job from a client publishing it elsewhere?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I protect my job from a client publishing it elsewhere?

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 ...
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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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