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Finding actual/effective PPI in illustrator is confusing

Explorer ,
Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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Hello everyone,

 

In Indesign in the Links menu it's quite easy to see the actual/effective PPI of a linked image. It just says the actual PPI number.

 

However in Illustrator, it says, for example, 143x166. And I'm not quite sure what this means. How do I calculate the actual PPI from that?

 

Thank you!

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correct answers 1 Correct answer

LEGEND , Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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Has the image been rotated?

If not, then this tells you that the image has been scaled unproportionally.

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Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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They have been rotated, yes!

Okay so I see that if I rotate it suddenly changes from 300 PPI to '175x513'. Isn't there a way to keep this displaying the PPI size? Or why is it changing the number in the first place? Indesign doesn't do this, as far as I'm aware. Very confusing.

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Thanks! Upvoted!

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