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The first stumbling block I find is usually what size a canvas size should be. How about you?????:divateak:

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2 minutes ago, snginc said:

Yeah that's usually where I start.  It depends on the project.  When I make software dashboards they are all the same size so I make a template for them.  Same with FB profile pics and FB cover pics.

Good idea that would save looking for different required sizes.:ohhi:

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The most technical problem I run into if I am working from a supplied graphic is that a JPEG original does not necessarily translate into a clear PNG.

Creating a graphic for online use usually does not face that problem, but if the application is going to print, such as a letterhead or a business card, or if it is going to be displayed on a large screen, JPEGs originals can be a problem. Blurring and hardening go only so far. 

Does anyone have a magic solution for bringing a poor JPEG to PNG clarity?

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Hi @DouglasJH

hmmmm... this is a great question!
If you use an already created Jpg, the image has probably already been downgraded. 

You won't be able to upgrade / enhance it unless you have a tool like Photoshop.

OR, one of my GoTo tools: Pixlr!
https://pixlr.com/

I found a great tutorial that may help you. Check it out :)
(http://www.wikihow.com/Improve-Jpeg-Image-Quality

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2 hours ago, Mr Laughingbird said:

Hi @DouglasJH

hmmmm... this is a great question!
If you use an already created Jpg, the image has probably already been downgraded. 

You won't be able to upgrade / enhance it unless you have a tool like Photoshop.

OR, one of my GoTo tools: Pixlr!
https://pixlr.com/

I found a great tutorial that may help you. Check it out :)
(http://www.wikihow.com/Improve-Jpeg-Image-Quality

I will often enlarge and convert the jpg at where it is clear before bring it into TC.

On a PC I love using a FREE program.

http://bluefive.pairsite.com/pixresizer.htm

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Thanks, Mark and KD-did. The Pixlr suggestion is interesting. Because I don't want to pay for Photoshop, I have used Gimp and Sketchbook Pro for the process. No matter how you do it, fixing a JPEG is usually a lot of work. Where possible I always check with the client to see if I can get the raw or original file. It can save a lot of grief.

The worst is trying to work from a 72 or 96ppi JPEG screen capture. 

A pretty good free crop and resize batch processor is FastStone Image Viewer.

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDownload.htm

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