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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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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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Check dpi of png file

As I've previously said here and here... PPI is not an inherent property of an image. There is no such thing as a 300PPI image, or a 72PPI image. PPI is just a useful measurement for ...
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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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Why is PDF much larger than PNG for a vector design?

Since you haven't shown your PDF export settings, I can only make some guesses. If you have the "Preserve Illustrator editing capabilities" option checked when exporting the PDF, that could ...
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PNGs made in GIMP not coming out transparent

I’ve worked out why this might happen. If the Image Mode is set to Indexed Color, then the export doesn’t seem to accept the added alpha channel. So: Image → Mode → RGB File → Export As → imagename....
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Check dpi of png file

The PNG-standard specifies an optional header with the DPI. In the PNG file two 4-byte numbers gives the pixels per meter og the width and height, which can be converted to DPI by multiplying with 0....
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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 could I make a logo that looks off centered due to the letters, look centered?

The reason it looks off-centre is because the left corner of the U is much closer to the edge of the circle than the top right of the letter D. This makes it feel imbalanced to the human eye/brain. ...
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Why are the colors of certain PNG files getting distorted when opened in Illustrator?

What probably happens: The screenshot is a 16-bit png, but illustrator reads it as an 8-bit png, using only the 8 lower (!) bits. Explanation For the following explanation we assume that the ...
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How do I change the color of a png image in GIMP?

If you mean one solid color over a transparent background then it is easy: Set the alpha lock for the layer (checkerboard icon in the "Lock" line at the top of the layers list) Bucket-fill the ...
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Obtain SVG raw data path from simple one-color PNG icon

There's no SVG data in a PNG. There is no way to directly convert a bitmap (or raster) format such as a PNG to an SVG. You either have to auto trace (Trace bitmap in Inkscape) or draw it manually. ...
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Easily save .png from Photoshop without any dialog?

Well, the best, easiest, coolest, fastest way I could ever find of saving as a PNG without confirmation or any other kind of dialog is: Open your document Open the Actions tab and Create a new action ...
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What is the difference between PNG and PNG8?

The PNG specification only defines "png", which can come in a variety of different bit depths and color types (RGB, RBGA, Gray, Gray-alpha, indexed). The "PNG8" nomenclature is simply a convenient ...
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delete half transparent pixels in image

In the Layers panel, Ctrl+click (or, if on mac Cmd+click) the layer thumbnail to turn its transparency into a selection. Use Select > Edit in Quick Mask Mode to enter Quick Mask Mode. Use Image >...
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How to paste PNGs keeping the original transparency

A bit of an old topic but thought I would contribute... I normally save the image and open in PS however I found a better solution today. It's still a bit of a pain but at least you won't have ...
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GIMP changes color PNG images when opening them in bulk with 'Open as Layers'

The PNGs are color-indexed (the title bar states this in your screenshot), in which case imported images are coerced into the color map of the first image. Use Image>Mode>RGB on the first image ...
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Create Font using PNG files

What type of designs do you have, and in what context do you want to use your font? Yes, you can totally use images to create a font that will retain the textures and colors of your images - if that'...
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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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Why does a PNG I downloaded not display transparency in photoshop?

You need to click the View Image button in google images to get to the actual png file itself. The direct URL to the file is here - this png is definitely transparent. I checked in Photoshop. Here's ...
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Vectorize a PNG file in Adobe Illustrator CC 2017

The only way that I can think to do this with a PNG is to image trace your file, then edit the result that you have expanded. So, with your PNG selected in your file: Object > Image Trace > ...
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Avoid jagged edges after size change

This has little to do with size change. Your small image is a GIF, and in a GIF there is no partial opacity/transparency: it’s all or nothing, so this doesn’t allow the partially transparent pixels ...
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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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Generate palette from image

Some basic Python knowledge and a quick look at pyPNG Code Examples quickly lead to this: import png import sys def makeRamp (input_name, output_name): source = png.Reader(input_name) width, ...
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Increase opacity for PNG in GIMP

Easily done by "stretching" the alpha channel so that the maximum value becomes 100%. The "Levels" tool (Colors>Levels) conveniently shows the histogram:
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Why is CMYK & PNG not possible?

Simply, the PNG format has no support for any other color mode than RGB. There is no way around this. Use TIFF
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Save selected portion of image in GIMP as PNG

Use Image>Zealous crop (if it were for just a layer: Layer>Crop to content).
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What's the best free tool to convert PNG to SVG?

Thanks, @Billy Kerr! I saw the posts on StackOverflow (first and second) and figured out I'll need to use potrace. First, convert PNG files to BMP, because potrace can work only with BMP. It is ...
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