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Examining image formats

There is an ocean of acronyms in graphic arts. I am going to break them down by raster versus vector, and then there are some hybrid formats that could contain either raster or vector or sometimes both. One of the most common image formats is JPEG. Now you have to keep in mind that JPEG is a lossy format. That means that it discards information because it's a compression. Repeated saving as a JPEG can erode data. JPEGs don't have any support for layers, and they don't have any support for transparency. Now, having an image that's a JPEG doesn't mean that it's a bad image, but there are some things that you might want to look for.

This image has plenty of detail, you can tell by the checkerboard background that the background has been eliminated, that he's floating on transparency. So this is a PSD. Personally, that's my favorite format for images. But sometimes I have to give an image to somebody that doesn't have Photoshop or can't use a PSD. And if I have t...

Examining image formats
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Examining image formats provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Fundamentals

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