Different dimensions in Illustrator than Photoshop

Participant ,
Jun 08, 2022 Jun 08, 2022

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Hi

I ran into a very annoying issue:

I have a PS file that is 1366X768 in 72 dpi.

I placed it into a document in AI and than saved it as PDF with no downsampling at all, because I wanted to preserve the best quality of it.

Now, when I view the PSD in PS, at 100% it is in a certain size and quality, but when I view it in 100% in Acrobat, it's much bigger and much worse quality. Of course that if I view it in less than 100% in Acrobet it's even worse.

So, why is there a difference between AI and PS (and PDF) in the on-screen sizes of images (at 100%) and is there a way to make them all the same?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

Try setting the Acrobat Preferences > Page Display > Resolution to 72 pixel/inch

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Participant , Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

Thank! I think it did the job 🙂

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Try setting the Acrobat Preferences > Page Display > Resolution to 72 pixel/inch

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Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

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Thank! I think it did the job 🙂

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Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

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Good to hear that helped.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

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Remember this is a personal setting. It does t go with the document. Each recipient will see their own selection. 

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Participant ,
Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

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Yes, I thought about it as well. 

Is there a way to make it global? that documents I create will open at 72 dpi on every computer?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

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No way to make it global. It is irritating when you see the same file on the same machine displayed differently, but I don't think a receipient of the PDF will measure the dimensions on screen with a ruler.

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Participant ,
Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

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 Its not matter of measuring, but of quality.

When I create a 72dpi image and Acrobat was set to different resolution, than the quality of the image in Acrobat was worse than the original image. So, If I change it on my machine to 72 it's ok, and I see it as I intended, but I'm affraid the costumer, the reciever of the PDF file might see it in poor quality.

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Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

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To be honest 72 ppi is poor quality...

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Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

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Ya well... it's just for presentation of concept. Though it's not really the issue. I'd like that the viewer will see the same quality that I see.

With that said, how much dpi would you recomment to use?  For years I've been using 72 for on-screen viewing.... is there a need for more?

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A lot of displays have more than twice the resolution so 144 would be better or 2X when exporting for screens.

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