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How do you export the original image that was inserted in a Sketch document?

Make a duplicate of your Sketch file Rename the file extension from .sketch to .zip Extract the zip file Find your image in the /images subfolder of the newly created folder
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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 algorithm do the NoHalo and LoHalo resize methods use in GIMP?

NoHalo and LoHalo are the new GEGL samplers, developed by Nicolas Robidoux to reduce the blur in the resampled images. NoHalo level 1 consists of one diagonal straightening subdivision followed by ...
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How do I make an image look pixelated, like old school arcade graphics?

Here is a somewhat easy method to convert full size images to pixel graphics. Starting image To begin, go to Image -> Image Size. Change the Resample method to Nearest Neighbor, this will keep the ...
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How do I make an image look pixelated, like old school arcade graphics?

When you are working with so few pixels you have to make every pixel count. I doubt an automated scaler will achieve that with satisfactory quality. My advice would be to downscale to the size ...
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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 can I convert a QR code from JPG to SVG with perfect clean squares?

Open the image in GIMP, and crop it to the edge of the QR code as close as you can get. Next you need to scale the image so that 1 square = 1 pixel. There are 33 x 33 squares (I counted them) Do ...
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Should a designer flatten/restrict images when sending to another designer?

Professional courtesy Whenever I work with other designers my number one priority is to make their life as easy as possible, and not just because I'm a nice guy ;) I've already been paid for the ...
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InDesign displays low quality linked AI file

InDesign will show a preview image of an ai file which will use less memory. The file will print fine. If you want to see a more accurate image, change the Display Performance (found in the View menu) ...
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How can I convert a QR code from JPG to SVG with perfect clean squares?

I would just use a service like Adobe Express or another QR generator to remake the QR code. With Adobe Express, you can export the QR code as a SVG file.
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How to reduce enormous GIMP (XCF) file size for simple photo correction

There is nothing wrong. What you are describing is completely normal, and to be expected. Since you are relatively new to this, your confusion is understandable. The reason this happens is not ...
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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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How to create high quality 32x32 pixels BMP?

The most precise way you will achieve a quality 32px² picture is really making it pixel by pixel. The very origins of pixel art came from the need to convey visual information in absurdly limited ...
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Doing website for a client but logo is not good quality

You seem to have been given the raster version of the logo. Tell them you need the vector version. The most common type of vector file type for websites is .svg Some other common vector file types ...
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Why is image size becoming larger after cropping it in PS?

The "original size" you are seeing isn't a JPEG, it'll be either a PSD or a TIFF. Photoshop isn't looking at the original file, it's looking at the image that's currently open in the application, and ...
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What methods exist to get the text of a low quality picture?

A simple, effective and ethical method exists to get the text from THAT specific low quality image: pay the publisher the fee.
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Illustrator: how to export multiple logos from SVG to PNG

PNG is a bitmap image format and 200 pixels square is pretty tiny so visible pixelation is inevitable. Assuming that the logos exist in a vector format, the solution would be to export them at a ...
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How to export JPGs at different sizes without losing image quality?

The answer (in this case) is to save as PNG. If they want 300ppi JPGs for the web – then they don't know what the hell they're doing over there. The fact is – with solid color graphics such as these ...
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export document as a JPEG on Illustrator with very high quality for typography print

Don't use jpg or any raster format. Save as either a native .ai file, a .eps if transparency isn't an issue, or a .pdf file. All of these formats are best suited to save Illustrator artwork for print....
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Edit a PDF while preserving quality

GIMP is a raster image editor - so, if you import a PDF you'll get a raster image, and raster images are made of pixels. Obviously if you import it at a high resolution the quality will be good, but ...
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Why is my logo looking weird in PDF when it looks fine InDesign?

It is a common Acrobat Reader preview bug where vertical letters (like l, I and i) will be displayed like this when converted to shapes (as in a logo). You notice the l's and i's on the right are fine,...
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How to detect whether webp image is lossless or lossy?

You can use the command webpinfo from google's libwebp package. Example of a lossy webp: webpinfo yellow_rose_lossy.webp | grep Format Output: Format: Lossy (1) Example of a lossless webp: webpinfo ...
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Resizing 280m print in Adobe Photoshop

280 m^2 is big, scratch that its enormous in size. It is not that its not possible to fill, it is. It is just that this is a very big task, your going to need quite the team to pull this off. You are ...
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How do I get my vector art to have crisp lines on instagram?

Instagram will, just like many other social media sites, convert your image into a .jpg and then compress the living daylights out of it. They have to store huge amounts of images on their servers, ...
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Is (an on screen) PDF a good indicator as to how it will look when printed?

If you're only interested in scale... 100% zoom on your monitor is unlikely to be the same as 100% actual physical size. What you need to do is take your monitors resolution (PPI) in to account and ...
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Illustrator 2017: How do I export a PNG with a diagonal line that is not pixelated?

See here: Anti alias using pen tool in photoshop doesn't help to make edges smooth In short, everything on screen is displayed via pixels. Your second image appears to be "zoomed in" or enlarged ...
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Illustrator - Saving high quality jpg/png at artboard size

Why? Because . . . 1024px at 72 dpi will print at 1024/72 = 14.2" 4267px at 300 dpi will print at 4267/300 = 14.2" So, you seem to have achieved what you desire. If you were instead to output the ...
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How can I add grain or noise to a picture like this one?

Here's a fully non-destructive way to create something similar using Photoshop. The beauty of this approach is that you can adjust the filters (or even remove them) if you don't like the result, ...
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Changing resolution with and without resampling

Resample = Interpolate pixels to add additional data With resample checked. . . Adjusting the PPI setting - the image dimensions do not change. Photoshop interpolates the pixel data to add or ...
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Optimizing images: Resize or optimize first?

I optimise images for web almost everyday. Optimisation should always be the last step. Why? Photoshop adds metadata when exporting files even if you optimise the source file. So you have to process ...
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