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A font that's readable with a 5px height

If the 5x5 pixel font suggested by Cai and mayersdesign is still too large, you could try the 4x5 pixel font I made a few years ago for a challenge on another SE site. The original version included ...
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

You're going to have trouble with most fonts at that small a size. Some will have better hinting than others and be OK, but you're unlikely to find anything that perfectly works... What you really ...
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

The font 5x5 which is happily free (for personal use), is made specifically for 5px font heights.
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

Berkelium 1541 is a TrueType conversion of the proportional pixel font used by the GEOS operating system on the Commodore 64 to label files and other icons on the desktop. The text Berkelium 1541 / ...
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Can I make a straight line in Photoshop and rotate it without it getting pixelated?

Short answer: That is impossible. Only media that do not use pixels to be displayed can be unpixelated. Photoshop is, in the end, a raster image program. That means that any file* you make in or ...
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Inkscape: Zoom into pixels

Sorry didn't quite understand your question, apologies for the confusion. Anyhoo, here's how to do it. Click Edit > Preferences, and select Bitmaps and scroll down to Import Set up as follows: Now ...
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How to achieve this dot-matrix-printed/pixelated effect?

Open a photograph in Photoshop Do Image > Adjusments > Desaturate Then Image > Mode > Indexed color, and use the settings shown below. Note: Afterwards, you can switch back to other modes such as ...
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Why is my vector PNG pixelated when I zoom?

A .png image type is not vector and is a bitmap image. When you save a ai file as an image, it rasterizes it (makes it bitmap). If you want a vector filetype, then you will need to go to File > ...
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How to save small png files (icons) with minimal pixelation?

That is not pixelation, that is blurred. Your icon is blurry. The problem is that you made them at different resolution and downscaled it, and the program made a resampling. To simulate the apropiate ...
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Animated GIF with white text and tranparent background look pixelated

GIF format does not support partial transparency, so it's not possible to create smooth, antialiased text on transparent background. If you know in what color will be the background used under the ...
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How to gradually increase the pixel size of an image?

Start with a Base image layer. Copy base image layer and choose Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic set it to some middle value and hit OK. Add a Layer Mask and draw a black to white gradient on the mask ...
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

I know this post is a little bit late, but I just thought that this might help anyone out that just happens to be looking for a 5 by 3 pixel font. The Terminal font has really good 5 by 3 uppercase ...
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Pixel Art defined in Photoshop

The purist's answer would be that if you use a tool to draw the circle, it's not pixel art: every pixel should be placed by hand. I'm not that much of a purist, but the underlying philosophy is valid: ...
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How to semi/automatically clean pixels noise from a photo taken from an image on a screen?

My (probably unpopular) solution would be to take actual screenshots, not photos. Or.... Rebuild the image. It's just text and rudimentary shapes. Just 5 minutes work.... If overall quality is a ...
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How to save small png files (icons) with minimal pixelation?

Looks like your design is not aligning to the pixel grid properly. This creates all sorts of artifacts that are very difficult to control. I would suggest to set the dimensions of your canvas to 24px ...
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Photoshop text layer has jagged edges

Open Character panel and check Sharpness options:
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How to fix pixelation of vector logo?

What a mess, to lift ourselves out of the rabbit hole we need to a bit of a lengthy explanation. Warning wall of text! TL:DR Pixelation is not defined so it descries many unrelated/related problems, ...
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Why rasterizing objects in Illustrator causes them to be pixelated

Rasterization turns your vector artwork in to a raster image. A raster image is made up of pixels. Ergo pixelation. There's no way around that. Either your Illustrator document is too small (...
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Is there a way to remove pixelation in an image from the web?

Nope. As they say, "crap in, crap out". With a low resolution file, there just isn't any more information the application can use, so it's basically enlarging with very little pixel info, hence the ...
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Animated GIF with white text and tranparent background look pixelated

That is not pixelation, thoose are "saw" edges. Basicly the transparency on a GIF file is rudimentary, so either you have transparency or not. (The first example is aliased, the second has saw edges....
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Making the most of 72 dpi images

No. There is no magic you can do. I must explain something. 72 ppi does not mean anything regarding picture quality. You can shot a photo using a 50,000 USD camera and it can be 72 ppi. What you ...
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Simplest way to resize a folder filled with pixel art

You could use imagick's convert with "point" filter Just run loop over all your files like so: for inputfile in *; do convert "$inputfile" -filter Point -resize x256 +antialias "$inputfile".scaled....
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How to achieve this dot-matrix-printed/pixelated effect?

It is a black and white dithering effect you can have in many graphics software. For illustration I used the G'MIC filters which can be used for free online, or as a plugin to Gimp. Source:Pixabay ...
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How to achieve this dot-matrix-printed/pixelated effect?

This technique is called dithering. It's not primarily used as an effect, but as a method of choosing the pixel values used when doing colour reduction on an image (e.g. conversion to an indexed ...
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How to smooth out a pixelated image before printing?

Illustrator's Live Trace set to three colours did a reasonable job vectorising this example - if the rest are similar, you can convert all to vector art and be guaranteed good large-format output. ...
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Why are my images coming out pixelated?

I do my best to make small logos or letters in HD so when they're reduced they don't lose quality. Scaling down adds some blurriness (not as much as scaling up of course). After scaling down to the ...
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Printing images to 200dpi printer

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if it looks like this... ...then that's as good as it's going to get. 200dpi is pretty low resolution for a printer and curves like this will always show of ...
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