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This comprehensive guide focuses on many common image questions in regards to image resolutions, resizing images, file types, vector and raster images, scanning, saving and more.

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All About Images
Images are very important for the visual presentation of your document, presentation or website.
However, working with images can sometimes be difficult because we have to consider things like resolution, image size, file size, and color mode.

This guide is meant to help clarify and answer some common image questions, such as why photos print blurry or why resolution is important.

What's in this Guide?


Image Types

  • Raster Images
  • Vector Images
  • Raster Image Applications
  • Vector Image Applications

Image Files

  • Common Image File Formats
  • Native File Formats
  • Image Transparency
  • RGB and CMYK




  • Scanning Images
  • The Moiré Effect

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Image Resources - Link out to Image Resources LibGuide

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