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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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Why do people use JPG images?

Because they are way better at compressing pictures that have lots of colours and irregular shapes, like photographs. Have you tried the same epxeriment you did, but then with a photograph? The .png ...
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Why does this PNG image on twitter look different when clicked?

The picture doesn't change. The background color of the page does. It's a transparent PNG. The whites are not visible on a white background. The blacks aren't visible on black background. The normal ...
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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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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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How to automatically save each layer as its own png/jpeg while keeping one main layer above

File → Scripts → Export Layers to Files Or in newer versions of Photoshop: File → Export → Export Layers to Files
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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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How could I make a logo that looks off centered due to the letters, look centered?

There's already said that the space between the U and the circle should be equal with the space between the D and the circle. Move the items until they look right is, of course, how to fix the visual ...
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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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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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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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Why do people use JPG images?

JPEG has backing from the photographic industry and predates PNG by a half-dozen years or so, while PNG was designed as a replacement for GIF, which was rather zealously protected by CompuServe. ...
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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 tell Photoshop to preserve the RGB color of fully-transparent pixels when exporting as PNG?

I found a solution! The SuperPNG plugin will preserve the RGB values for transparent pixels as long as you leave the "Clean Transparent" option unchecked.
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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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Svg file size more than a png image

Can you post the original SVG image and link it here? Really it seems that you've done everything right in the SVG, all your shapes have anchor points. PNGs are not necessarily larger than SVG! It ...
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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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SVG looking bad in small resolution?

This is a common misconception. Scalable does not mean infinitely scalable. Not all svg renderers and files are created equal What vector graphics bring to the table is rasterizing on demand. This ...
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How can I shrink these areas using gimp?

To scale a selection we can not use the Select > Shrink... tool, as this will only change the dimensions of the selection but not selected area. To scale a selected image area we can do the ...
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Convert PNG pixel arts to SVG without tracing

pixel2svg has the potential to do this, but it requires some modification of the script. How to do it You need to modify the svgdoc.add call on line 125 of pixel2svg.py to add in opacity attribute. ...
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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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Creating an .ico file with multiple sizes - web application

If you do it yourself use gimp.org. like Adobe Photoshop, but free. Photoshop does not come with a way to combine a .ICO file or to create it. You can purchase a plugin, but it is risky and Photoshop ...
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Is there a way to change the color of a .png object using Adobe Illustrator?

Note that a PNG in Illustrator is seen as one object. There is no mechanism to allow a user to color individual pieces of a PNG within Illustrator. You could use Image Trace to convert your PNG to ...
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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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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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Svg file size more than a png image

Hum. Size is relative. You don't really have an SVG file of the same size as your png. In reality, you have a vector file that under this specific conditions match the dimensions of the PNG. Check ...
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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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