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How to convert JPG to PDF without a huge file size?

I have a JPG file, scanned image of a document. It is a 2-page document and I united them in Photoshop. Now the JPG file is only 500KB, and the image quality is good. The JPG file's dimensions are ...
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How to draw pixel-perfect geometric shapes and patterns?

When designing user interfaces, games and other visual applications, very often you have to have an image with a well defined geometric pattern. Some examples: A placeholder image of given size with ...
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Automated resizing and printing of files using a dynamic template

I work for a company that prints large volumes of images daily. I would like to automate this process as much as possible. In fact, I would like to automate it completely. Here are the steps that go ...
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1answer
51 views

How to vector a logo?

I'm trying to convert the logo I've built in photoshop to a vector so I can resize it to fit different app and mobile screens. I've tried the live trace in illustrator function but that just distorts ...
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1answer
203 views

Can I write a 16bit greyscale .PGM file? or should I make a .RAW?

I wanted to know if Photoshop or Gimp would properly read an ASCII .PGM file with 16bit values. I tried but it didn't work, however I don't see why it is impossible. take a pgm file like this: P2 3 ...
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Resizing image for facebook [closed]

Yesterday I took a night shot of Hooghly Bridge with D5100, and it was cool :) I resized down the image to 2048*1356 px using Photoshop CS5 [default settings] and uploaded the image to Facebook. ...
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Animated GIF stops working after opening and saving in Photoshop

When I open this animated GIF image in Photoshop and save it as GIF it stops working (rotating). I see about 6 layers. Do I have to do something with those layers? I'm really not getting this. I ...
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49 views

Photoshop scripting. Opening & Saving overlapping image stacks

I’ve been getting more and more into star photography and have recently been trying to develop a new style of stacking the photos and creating time-lapse videos from the stacked photos. Example: ...
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Lossless compression codec for looped image sequence

I've got 14 PNG images (here but not important) that I want to put into a 2 minute loop at 15 fps. Photoshop CS3 seemed the best tool for this so I opened them as an image sequence* and did File -> ...
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1answer
39 views

make an icon image more pronounced

I need to make an icon image more pronounced I need to make it such that the curved grey border is solid and not pixelated as in here now. A little help with quick photoshop tips will be helpful. ...
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2answers
735 views

resize image without image quality reduction

In web design , it's usually needed to design an image for example in Photoshop and then use multiple sizes of it. but I don't understand something here : When I resize the image (PNG or JPG) and ...
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4answers
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Take a psd and export all the layers into separate image files without using Photoshop

This is my first question here and I'm not sure if this is the appropriate site for my question, but here it goes. If this is not the correct site, please direct me to the correct one. I have a psd ...
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4answers
648 views

Resize images via drag and drop on OSX with good quality

I want to be able to drag and drop images on an application(icon) which preferably doesn't run. This application has to resize the images to 600x450px and drop them somewhere. I already created an ...
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3answers
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Detect if a photo has been manipulated or faked

Can I use Photoshop to detect or find out with 100% certainty if an image is altered or not? When an image is doctored or manipulated, is there metadata embedded in the altered image so that one can ...
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4answers
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Why does the “white” part of an image turn “black” after saving?

I've noticed that sometimes when we save an image and open it with Adobe Photoshop, the "white" background turns "black". For example, when I view this image using Chrome, this is what I see: ...
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1answer
159 views

Is there a simple image tool on mac to read alpha value of a pixel?

I am looking for a simple tool that will let me read the RGB and alpha (A) values of a pixel in an image. Something like DigitalColor meter but that returns alpha values. I know this is possible in ...
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1answer
115 views

Batch Image Labelling

I have an image I would like to make 50-100 copies of, but for each copy a label is added in the form of a number corresponding to the copy number. Is there existing software that does this? Is there ...
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2answers
264 views

Photoshop CS5: Filesize difference when saving

Photoshop says filesize will be 1.938k But actual filesize after saving is 2.96KB Any ideas why this is happening? Update 1: To clarify, I'm talking about File > Save for Web Update 2: I asked ...
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2answers
229 views

Using Photoshop, how can I remove words from a sign?

I am trying to remove words from a sign on a picture I took. As an example, I found this picture below. Given the following image, how could I remove the letters on the sign (where it says "MARINA" ...
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1answer
118 views

Image Upsampling

I don't know if this specifically belongs on Stack Overflow; but I will post it here with hopes that it will be moved to the right section (if this is indeed the wrong section). I have Photoshop, and ...
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1answer
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merging brightfield and fluorescence images in Photoshop

I have fluorescence images from a microscope -- they are in TIF format. I simply want to merge these together, I.e. overlay them. I have images in red, green and blue channels. My typical method of ...
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6answers
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How to fix an image that doesn't open in Photoshop, even though it opens fine in a browser?

Someone emailed me an image. I see it in Gmail, and I can see it in a browser, but when I try to open it up on Photoshop, I get an error saying: Could not open "XYZ.jpg" because an unknown or ...
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2answers
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How to redo undone actions in Photoshop when other actions have been done

I went to History in Photoshop and did a couple of undos. After that I wish to redo, however I accidentally did another action so now I can't step forward. Is there a way to recover my losses? ...
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1answer
204 views

Small program to get detailed information on images

I'm looking for a small program that will show be a LOT of detailed information about media files, specifically images. For example, I'd like to know if a .BMP file is Windows or OS/2, Compressed, ...
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2answers
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In photoshop 7, how can I change the color of text that has already been saved as an image

I have a photoshop file which is a bunch of text but it was saved as an image (so I can't use any of the text tools to change it). Its basically black text and I want to change it to purple. I tried ...
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107 views

How do I create an image with “instructions” in it?

How do I create an image with "instructions" in it? Ok I want to be able to create images like these: I'm no graphics expert (and i've got no idea how i can achieve that effects in that page) ...
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3answers
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Saving each layer of a Photoshop image to separate files

I have a PSD file with all icons in separate layers as vectors. I would like to save them in different sizes to use in iPhone, iPhone4 and iPad. I tried Files > Scripts > Export Layers to Files That ...
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1answer
509 views

Different image sizes in Paint.NET vs. Photoshop?

When I save the same image from Photoshop CS4 and Paint.NET, I get the exact same image but different file sizes, and they look exactly the same. Look! - Photoshop - 3.564 bytes - 32bit PNG with ...
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is there a program that allows us to make the edges of an image look randomly torned?

How do you make the edges of an image look cut? I'm talking about an image such as the following taken from this webpage: The pages look like they are "torn" and it's like it's torn randomly (which ...
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2answers
643 views

What meta-information is contained in an image file?

I'm wondering what information is contained in an image file like JPEG or PNG. I know that most of them contain a metadata file, but anything else other than that? Anything relates to the license ...
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1answer
745 views

conversion of bitmap to vector image

I need to convert a bitmap image (.png) into a vector in Adobe Fireworks. I selected the image using the magic wand, did modify marquee and then convert to path. However it just creates a blue color ...
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12answers
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Reducing an Image Size without Losing its Quality

Is there a best way in photoshop to reduce the image size without losing its quality? Whenever I reduce the size of the image it seems like a little blurry and reduces its quality. What should I do ...
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2answers
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Photoshop CS5 - Use quick mask to blur all layers beneath

I'd like to know how I would use Quick Masks in Photoshop (CS5) to blur all layers below the masked layer. Example:
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2answers
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How can I batch convert multiple folders of images to PNG8?

I've got 4500+ PNG 24 images in 20+ folders that I wish to reduce the size of by converting them to PNG 8. (Aside: I've tried smushing and other png optimisations but the savings are not enough, a ...
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2answers
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How to uniformly change color of an image?

I have an image that is kind of reddish/orange: Is there a tool (e.g. Photoshop, Paint.NET, etc...) that let's me pick a different color set (say green) and that would color the image accordingly. ...
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2answers
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Convert compressed PNG-8 back to PNG-24

I have a PNG-8 image with transparency, which, due to this problem, I cannot edit in Photoshop (CS5). Is there a tool that would convert PNG-8 back to PNG-24, preserving transparency layer, so that ...
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1answer
381 views

How would I create a “glowing” image like this in Gimp/Photoshop?

I recently saw the below wallpaper, which appears to have been created from this base image: (Apparently the wallpaper is "glowing", like a fast-moving neon light). I have some cartoony drawings ...
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1answer
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Bulk image size/save operations

I have many image files and would like few images of different sizes to be generated and saved for each. I have recorded an action that does a few resize/save for web operations but I can't figure how ...
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5answers
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How do you create square thumbnails for a set of images (with Photoshop?)

I want to create a gallery of images, but for the thumbnails I want them to be all one size (square or rectangular). Some of the photos are portrait and some to be landscape - but for I want the ...
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3answers
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Whenever I paste an image into Photoshop, transparency becomes black

When I copy an image from a browser and paste it into PS, the transparency turns black. When I click "Save image as" and open the image with PS, the areas with partial transparency (50% transparent, ...
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3answers
451 views

Automatically add blank margins to pictures to obtain 4x5 aspect-ratio?

I frequently order prints online. However the printing-service is automated and crops out the pictures I upload to a 4x5 ratio. I'd like to be able to add margins (e.g. white) to the pictures BEFORE I ...
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Creating blurred PNG image to lay over text link

I have a website where I want the text links in the navigation to be blurred. When the visitor then hover over the text link it becomes clear again. My idea is to make some kind of blurred image in ...
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Can we save image slices in sub folders in Photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CS5, by default, Photoshop saves image slices in a folder named images. This is fine but there are lots of images, saving them all in a single folder becomes quite messy. What I ...
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3answers
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Photoshop how to Tile an image into bigger multiple layer image

How can you tile a single image into tiled multiple layers in a bigger image? Let's say you have 30x32 image, the new image you would want to have 3x2 tile, thus the new image would be 90x64. ...
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3answers
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How can I slice an image into even sizes from the centre of image in photoshop

I have an image of a cake: I'd like to split it into 5 cake slices (ie from the centre) as I want a slice per A4 page Is this possible in photoshop? or easy to do in any other free/online ...
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4answers
2k views

Image loses major quality as soon as it is rotated in Photoshop CS5

I'm trying to create an image in Photoshop CS5, in the image I have smaller images that need to be rotated (25-40 degrees or so), but as soon as I do that they lose quality and you can see zig-zag ...
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5answers
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Change pixel size of multiple images! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Program to automate image resize Hello I have a folder with 100 images and I want to change their pixel size is there an easy way to do it simultaneously to all of them, ...
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3answers
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Getting an object's pixel area in Photoshop

Is there a way to get an oddly-shaped object's pixel area in CS5? Eg. Circle/ellipse. Or, if there's some easy-to-automate way to do it outside of Photoshop. I know it's possible to use a magic wand ...
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3answers
836 views

Round off one edge of an image

I want to round off the top left hand corner of an image as someone has simply removed pixels and it looks a mess on the site. Can anyone possibly tell me how to achieve this in Photoshop?
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1answer
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Photoshop: Converting bitmap to shape

I have a low res image with a S shape which I want to use. However due to the colors and the quality of the image i cannot get a good smooth edged selection or work path of the S shape in the image. ...