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Whenever I pull an image into illustrator from Pinterest or a stock photo site my photos pixelate

Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Hi all,

 

I'm creating a mood board and whenever I drag photos in from Pinterest or download a photo from a stock photo site and bring it into illustrator the images becomes extremely pixelated. Do I have a weird setting on or something? Please help. Thank you!

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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How big is your zoom percentage in your Illustrator file? Dragging images from a browser means low res images.

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Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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My creative director will  drag Pinterest images in all the time and she doesn't seem to have the same problem as me. Which is why I thought maybe I had some setting on. 

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Pinterest pages have very low-res pics and are, at best, screen resolution, so a typical pinterest post is about 300 x 400 pixels, which for a print project is barely larger than an inch wide. As for the stock photo site, if it's a legitimate site, they will have various resolutions for you to download... make sure you pick a size appropriate for your project.

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Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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Thanks for you responce! So most photos that I downloaded from Pexels or Unsplash are fine, but anything from Pinterest they become extremely pixelated. I don't use it for print projects, I'm a brand designer and I use the moob board to show inspiration to the client. My creative director pulls pictures in from Pinterest all the time and for some reason she doesn't have the same issue as me. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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Only advice I can offer is to use the 3 dots to download. Do not drag the imaeg to the desktop if you wnat the best quality PInterest has to offr. The people posting to Pinterest are not graphic experts, and Pinterest likley has a limit on pixles. I got an extra

 

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If you need better quality images then you will need to look into a stock image service sucha s Adobe Stock.

 

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Thank you! I'll give that a try!

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