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Save a JPG without a background

You can't save transparency to a .jpg. The file format simply doesn't support it. Anything that is transparent will become white when saved to a .jpeg. Try .png or .gif, those file formats do accept ...
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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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Text I made in Photoshop becomes blurry when exported as JPG or PNG

This in not blurriness, but the JPEG compression doing its thing. Strong colour contrasts between irregular shapes are always distorted like this by the compression in a .jpg. We call them 'artefacts'....
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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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How to remove scribbles on a screenshot

No. A JPG is a raster image with no concept of layers or history or anything of the kind that would let you revert it to a previous state or remove anything leaving what was underneath intact. The ...
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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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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 to crop a JPEG without recompressing?

Irfanview has lossless JPG cropping and rotation functions:
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How to crop a JPEG without recompressing?

FreeVImager can do this with nice GUI. It also can do lossless rotation of JPEGs (90 deg rotations are loseless). It's FOSS, so if you're on Linux, it's worth getting Wine for one.
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How do I trace this bitmap with JPEG artifacts?

The bad news: With automatic tracing algorithms alone, you won't be able to get a clean result. There will always be noise. The good news: If you're willing to invest just a bit of effort in manual ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Linked Images Disappearing

Manly is correct that the file is linked, as it should be, and you can simply uncheck "linked" in the dialog when placing an image. If you drag and drop an image directly in to your document (which ...
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Save a JPG without a background

jPeg images save automatically with a flat solid background. You will be able to achieve saving your image with a transparent background to .png format. It won't work with JPEG format. Some ...
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Is it possible to lock a jpg's size so it can't be stretched when used?

No, you cannot prevent someone from distorting an image because transforming the image is done by the program. You can only tell them not to distort the logo by sending the companies branding ...
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How was this Path embedded in a JPG image?

Photoshop has had the ability to save paths in JPGs for a while. (CS5.5 I think, might have been CS6) As long as you don't use Save for Web and use Save As for JPG, they'll be there if the jpg is ...
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Photoshop shortcut for File, Save As, Format: PNG or JPG, Save, OK

Open the actions window (Window → Actions or Alt+F9), then create and record and action. Now just apply to it a hotkey (one of the function keys) Add it by going to action options. You can record ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Linked Images Disappearing

It's not an oversight... Linked images will always need to be left in the same place you originally linked them from or you can edit/update your links via the Window > Links menu. The program can't ...
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If you download a picture and rename the picture to a different extension, does the file change?

No. Changing the extension is a bit like changing the label on the soy sauce dispenser to say "Maple syrup". The results will not be useful and may be unpleasant. FWIW, in some cases, when you open ...
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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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Is there any method to deliberately digitally corrupt an image?

You can corrupt/glitch an image yourself. All you need is a text editor. Open the image in a text editor, such as Notepad++ Scroll down the code a bit to get away from the header code, and copy a few ...
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Need to improve the quality of images with GIMP

The simple technique Use the Curves tool. If you look at the image histogram: The hump (1) is a peak frequency of dark pixels and is your text The hump (2) is a peak frequency of light pixels and ...
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Saving large PSD as JPG

The JPG format has a pixel size limit of 65,535 x 65,535 pixels. Photoshop however limits JPGs and most formats to 30,000 x 30,000 pixels. For any images larger than 30,000 x 30,000 pixels you are ...
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jpeg colours not displaying correctly in Chrome, FF and Safari

Your *.jpg file has most probably a CMYK (print) colour profile embedded. Lots of browsers will then distort the colours. Try and re-save the files with an RGB profile and you'll be right as rain.
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What should dpi be when saving artwork for web?

Traditionally, screen resolution has been 72dpi, though newer high-res monitors like Apple's Retina displays can go up to 400dpi. That said, when saving images for the web, image resolution doesn't ...
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When saving as JPG or PNG in Illustrator, do I need to convert text to outlines?

Short answer is - absolutely no need to convert text to curves if you're saving as JPG/PNG. Longer answer is: JPG/PNG are raster formats - when you export, the image will be "flattened" and no ...
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Krita PNG or JPEG not saving?

Instead of using the Save As command, try File > Export and select the desired file type. It proves to be more effective when saving as JPG or PNG.
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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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Photoshop: how to save cut out to JPG

JPG files cannot be transparent. Transparency will always default to white whenever a JPG is generated. Save as transparent PNG instead via Save for Web: Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S then choose PNG-24 and tick ...
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Photoshop adding border on saving to a JPG image

Your artboard is smaller than your canvas. Save, Save As, and Save for Web saves the entire canvas not merely the artboard you are working on. Use File > Export > Export As... rather than Save ...
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