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how to keep 300dpi resolution when saving a jpeg from illustrator

New Here ,
Jun 06, 2011 Jun 06, 2011

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I have an illustrator cs4 file set up in 300 dpi. when I save it into a jpeg, it automatically downsizes it to 72 dpi and the quality of the image is really bad. how do i keep a 300 dpi resolution when I save my document to a jpeg file from illustrator?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 06, 2011 Jun 06, 2011

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Object > Rasterize

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Mentor ,
Jun 06, 2011 Jun 06, 2011

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As I recall there should be an option for export preferences specifying low--72, medium--150, and high--300dpi.  Someone correct me if I am misremembering.

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Jun 06, 2011 Jun 06, 2011

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Use file >> export >>jpeg>resolution >> custom 300

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Sounds like you were using save for web.

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New Here ,
Jun 06, 2011 Jun 06, 2011

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Mike, that's not only what I was doing but what I have always done. I thought it was the only way to save it in a jpeg format. Thanks so much.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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There is probably a better or more professional way but this is how I do it:

When ready to export your image from Adobe Illustrator

On the artboard, Click on your image to Select

On the Navigation Bar click Object and select Rasterize

File > Export

Select JPEG

Name your File

Click Save

On the JPEG Options screen under resolution

Select Depth: Custom from drop down

Enter 300 dpi

Click OK to save your new jpg

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New Here ,
Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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I complete this the same as above.   

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Community Expert ,
Feb 13, 2020 Feb 13, 2020

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Why do you need the 'Rasterize' step?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020

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jpg still at 72 ppi after export even when i pick 300ppi in dialog

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Community Expert ,
Feb 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020

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"jpg still at 72 ppi after export even when i pick 300ppi in dialog"

How and where do you check that?

 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020

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Would it be ok to save one example file for us and share whatever your AI is saving, please? 

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New Here ,
Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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this process still generates a 72dpi image even after rasterizing which ive never done for any reason - what has changed? i always used to be able to export artboards to 300dpi jpgs

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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I too have encountered the same problem - Illustrator "all of a sudden" will NOT export anything at 300 dpi in jpeg. There are countless examples of designers experiencing the same issue, but Adobe seems to not give one difinitive answer, solution, nor an example of how "they get it to work". For years, I've exported cmyk 300 dpi jpegs for Clients in Illustrator (been in the biz since 1992) and now I have to: 1. export my artowrk in TIFF at 300 dpi, cmyk, 2. open Photoshop, then export my TIFF to jpeg - This works everytime without issues. BUT why now the extra step Adobe? Why not just tell your users, "its a bug we will not address but, here is a simple solution for you until we bring back the funtion to "export" jpeg at 300 dpi as inteneded. Summery for everyone pulling their hair out: 1. export to TIFF 2. bring into Photoshop (or similar editing program) EXPORT to Jpeg with 300 dpi cmyk. Hope this helps fellow designers.

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May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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Seems to work fine for me, what steps do you take to create the jpeg?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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i don't see any option "JPEG"

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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There is probably a better or more professional way but this is how I do it:

When ready to export your image from Adobe Illustrator

On the artboard, Click on your image to Select

On the Navigation Bar click *Object* and select *Rasterize*

*File > Export*

Select JPEG (aka: JPG) ***Edit with Image Attached***

Name your File

Click *Save*

On the JPEG Options screen under resolution

Select Depth: Custom from drop down

Enter 300 dpi

Click *OK* to save your new jpg

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Community Expert ,
Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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On the Navigation Bar click *Object* and select *Rasterize*
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Why do you include this step?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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Edit 07/12/2022

There is probably a better or more professional way but this is how I do it:

When ready to export your image from Adobe Illustrator

On the artboard, Click on your image to Select

On the Navigation Bar click Object and select Rasterize

File > Export

Select JPEG (aka JPG)

Name your File

Click Save

On the JPEG Options screen under resolution

Select Depth: Custom from drop down

Enter 300 dpi

Click OK to save your new jpg

JPEG.pngExport JPG 300dpi.JPG

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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a Wonky Solution for Illustrator NOT exporting jpeg 300dpi:

I have to:

1. export my artowrk in TIFF at 300 dpi, cmyk,

2. open Photoshop, then export my TIFF to jpeg -

This works everytime without issues. Perfect nope but your end result will be a cymk or rgb 300 dpi jpeg. Now only if Adobe would have just gave this as a quick solution... (I got your backs fellow designers)

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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I don't see a JPEG option under File > Export 

Below is the screenshot

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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here is the screenshot

carriel80466725_0-1657652807300.png

 

 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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Just select one of those 3 options. Every single one of them will allow you to export a JPEG.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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thanks.  i was able to get to the JPG screen.  However, the image did not convert to a high res version.  There's no difference even though I followed the foregoing instructions carefully.  Can it be that some images just cannot be converted to higher resolutions?

 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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What exactly are you trying to do step-by-step?

What do you mean when you say 'convert'? What are you trying to convert?

What are you starting with, what is your desired result, and what is your actual result? Please be specific about image sizes in pixels.

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