Category Archives: Image conversion

How to Convert Multi-Layered PSD Files to Multi-Layered SVGs

Multipage PSD to multipage SVG

PSD is a popular format for storing multi-layered images created or edited using Photoshop software. The main advantage of using the PSD extension is that images remain easily editable, as their layered structure allows users to add or change various elements and features, including image effects, transparencies, color adjustments and many more.

To increase accessibility and ease of transfer, PSD files are usually converted to more widely used raster formats, such as JPEG or PNG. This type of conversion, though, implies flattening the image, which means no major editing is possible afterwards. And this might pose problems at times.

The hassle of realizing you still need to make corrections to a PSD image that has already been flattened can be easily avoided by converting to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) in the first place. This extension allows you to preserve the image layers and defines the graphics in XML format. SVG also supports animation and lets you index, search or compress the image.

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How to Convert WMF Files to JPEGs

”Someone recently sent me a WMF file attached to an e-mail. Is it safe to open it on my computer? What kind of file is this and can I use reaConverter to convert it to JPEG?”

A message including this question was recently received by our Technical Support staff and, since other people might experience similar problems, we thought a blog post on this topic would be helpful.

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How to Convert JPG to Lossless TIFF

Professional photographers or image editors often have mixed feelings about the use of JPG. On the one hand, they like this format because it doesn’t take too much space, it is easily compatible with any image viewer you can think of, on any type of device (including smartphones, tablets etc.), and it is the default format used by all image sharing websites, from Google to Facebook.

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3D Rotate STL Files During Conversion

XYZ axes

STL is an extension attached to 3D images that use Stereolitography, a technology for creating prototypes or patterns through 3D printing. STL files contain a surface representation of such models and are created using computer-aided design software. There are only a few programs that can open STL files, so for improving accessibility the best option is to convert STLs to more popular extensions, including PDF, CAD document or other vector formats.

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How to Create SVG with JPEG compression and Alpha-Channel

SVG + Alpha Channel

While most people describe SVG as a vector format containing vectors, animations or interactive graphics and supported by the largest part of web browsers, few know that SVGs can also store raster images. And the best part is that these raster images can handle alpha-channel and JPEG compression, which makes SVG a great alternative for the larger-sized PNG.

SVG is also a better alternative than WebP, JPEG2000 or JPEG-XR when it comes to web programming, as it is supported by Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9+ and Firefox — thus covering all major browsers.

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The Easy Way to Convert PSD Files


PSD (“Photoshop Document”) is one of the most popular formats for graphic design works and it’s the proprietary format of Adobe Photoshop. Most people love it because it can store image layers, transparencies and duotones, among others. However, once you’re done with creating or editing your image, storing it or transferring it in PSD format can bring up several difficulties.

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Converting Several AI Files to JPEG in 3 Easy Steps

Adobe Illustrator has a lot of fans among graphic designers and a great ranking between other programs used for creating and editing vector graphics. If you are one of those fans, you probably use AI files a lot, since this is the native format for Illustrator. The AI extension is great to use for vector-based drawings when you have Adobe Illustrator installed on all the computers on which you plan to open and handle these image files. There are also a few other programs that support the AI format, including Adobe Reader, Corel Draw and Adobe InDesign.

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