Blurry Images When Saved In Illustrator CC

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I've been trying to figure this out for weeks, but can't figure it out. I'm trying to create a new logo and now that I've created it, I try to save it and once saved, It looks very blurry/fuzzy. But in illustrator it looks excellent! It's just in the saved copy that looks horrible. I'm new to using Illustrator, and still in the process of learning, I know it's probably something simple to my problem however I've read every forum related on the internet and even on here and all the solutions that have helped others don't work for me... I'm just metally drained and don't know to do, Any help to solve this problem would be helpful.

-Illustrator CC

-Macbook Pro Retina -late 2013

If there's anything else that you would like to know please let me know. I've tried every possible format just about for the logo to be saved as. Even in the browser preview mode in save for web, it looks horrible. I'm needing this logo to be saved as jpeg, png, or something relative.

Thanks in advance!

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Blurry Images When Saved In Illustrator CC

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Hi,

I've been trying to figure this out for weeks, but can't figure it out. I'm trying to create a new logo and now that I've created it, I try to save it and once saved, It looks very blurry/fuzzy. But in illustrator it looks excellent! It's just in the saved copy that looks horrible. I'm new to using Illustrator, and still in the process of learning, I know it's probably something simple to my problem however I've read every forum related on the internet and even on here and all the solutions that have helped others don't work for me... I'm just metally drained and don't know to do, Any help to solve this problem would be helpful.

-Illustrator CC

-Macbook Pro Retina -late 2013

If there's anything else that you would like to know please let me know. I've tried every possible format just about for the logo to be saved as. Even in the browser preview mode in save for web, it looks horrible. I'm needing this logo to be saved as jpeg, png, or something relative.

Thanks in advance!

-Michael

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Provide screenshots, plain and simple. Also tell us about your sizes and DPI settings. The simple answer probably is that you designed your logo at a high DPI setting and a large size and now are disapointed that all your details can't be crammed into those 200 pixels of the web version...

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Here is what I've been using, settings and all. I've read "Pixel Preview"

should be on, however, Like I've said, I've tried all the solutions that

I've heard/read about without success.

I've attached a few photos of what I'm working with, The text you see is

'part' of the logo that I'm working on, I've tried the text from smallest

to largest and went through same steps for all, still nothing. Hope all

this helps.

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Sorry, I thought the images uploaded, however if wouldn't let me. Below is a link to my Google Drive where I was successfully able to upload all of them, Each step I took to Create, and Preview, as well as save the 'partial text' of the logo I'm working on.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101686122247863617464/albums/5957889669593702721

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Hi

I think we need a little more information, please.

How are you saving it? Into what format?

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Like the pictures show, I've saved it in PNG and GIF formats and both look

horribly blurry/fuzzy. I've also saved it in all others. PDF is the only

one I've found to work great. Last time I tried it it didn't work. But with

it bring PDF format. I am limited where I can use it due to it not

uploading to most places I need the image. So a JPEG or PNG format is what

I'm looking for overall. But they look horrid. This is probably something

wrong with my settings however I'm not sure.

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Ok, could you try this, please? Go to the Effect menu and choose Document Raster Effects Settings... set the resolution to High. I think the problem here is the view you're getting on a Retina display - there's probably nothing actually wrong with the document itself. The Document Raster Effects Settings on a web document is by default 72ppi and this won't look too great on your display.

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Ok, I done what you said. And, Wow! It was a Huge help! However it's still

blurry a bit, better than what it was, but I can tell it 'should' be

sharper but isn't. Has Adobe got a fix for us Retina Display users? I just

recently updated Illustrator CC just 9 days ago and didn't see any

improvement for problems such as I am having.

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It isn't really something that requires a 'fix' as such - sadly the number of people with Retina displays is still quite small and most of the time devices use some clever upsampling jiggery-pokery that makes the graphics look better.

I have another question for you, now - when you are exporting your image file from Illustrator, are you changing the anti-aliasing settings to Art Optimised? If this is all news to you, are you using the Export for Microsoft Office option? Or Save For Web?

Sorry to have to ask but it helps in helping you.

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You're fine.

I have experimented with the Art & Text Optimized, Still not much of a

success. I haven't tried the Microsoft Office option. I've been mainly

using the Save For Web option, and experimenting with the Export option.

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Ah - that's the best option. Ok, when you next export (via Save For Web) look over on the right-hand side, about half way down (if I recall correctly) and you'll find a percent field - try an export at 200%, then use the resulting graphic at 50% size - this should have the effect of "doubling" the pixel density (or so I'm told, I'm still using a "standard" display).

Hope that helps!

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I don't really see any changes with the suggestion you last gave

unfortunately.

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Is there anything else I can do? Is adobe working on fixing this?

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Hi again

Just a thought - are you just going to be using this graphic on the web? If so, why not save it as an SVG? You can use it on pages just as you would an image, and it will be completely sharp at ANY resolution.

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Yes, but also in other ways too. I tried the SVG way already. But when I

try to upload it to websites, etc. It won't upload. I think most sites only

support JPEG or PNG.

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Ok - just asking - could you upload one of your PNG files to a site so that I can see the actual output. Would it also be possible for you to make your file available via DropBox or similar?

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Sure,

Here is a direct link to my Google Drive, where I've uploaded a PNG Copy.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101686122247863617464/albums/5957889669593702721/5958767682899683...

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Hi

Sorry - I may not have been clear - I'd like the .ai file, please.

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that looks pretty much as i'd expect a 960x560 image to look. what do you think is wrong with it?

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It looks quite blurry/fuzzy.

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I believe I uploaded the .ai file wrong, This time it should work, here is the link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7bD16ZjTVjPeDVadkNObnpVYUE/edit?usp=sharing

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Hey - you're ok, I was able to get it anyway.

Ok, could you take a look at this page http://tonyharmer.co.uk/smileMore.html - the link will disappear at 19:00GMT today - and tell me how that looks.

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It still looks a little blurry, pretty much the same as the .ai file looks on my display.

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Hey there!  I have been having the EXACT same problem with all of my AI files!  Ever since I got a new computer (MacBook Pro with Retina), so many things are blurry/jagged!  I have tried "save for web", "export", and PDF.  PDF always comes out clear, but isn't the file type I can use on the web, obviously. 

When I "save for web", it's VERY fuzzy/blurry.  When I export, it exports to a much bigger size. For example, I had to create a 150x150 graphic, and when I export that artboard, it exports as 700x700.  The 700x700 is clear, but if I try to resize it down, it's fuzzy again.  Any other ideas on how else to fix this?  Thank you!!

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OMG, you totally fixed my problem!!! I know this is an old post, but thanks a million!

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Hi there, did you find a solution for this? this completely sucks... all images exported to jpg and png from illustrator and photoshop are a bit blurred.. the only thing that looks good is doing a screenshot.. which is REALLY annoying..

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you seemed to solve the problem as one of the users said above? but the link you posted doesn't work anymore.. care to tell us how to do it?
all my work is blurred..

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Same here... Thank anyone who can figure it out here

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anianiaani schrieb:

Same here... Thank anyone who can figure it out here

Which version?

Which platform?

How exactly do you save?

Please show the image

How exactly do you check the image?

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Hello has anyone found the solution? I have the same problem. Text looks blurry when I export for web (72dpi) I am working on images for social media.

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I'm having the exact same issue on a Retina 5K. How on earth is it that I can screenshot my .ai file at Actual Size (a PNG!) and my text/vectors are beautifully crisp, but I cannot export it as a PNG from CC Illustrator without it looking fuzzy. There should be no visual difference!

The top image shows a textbox exported from Illustrator at 72dpi and viewed Actual Size in normal image preview. The second is a screenshot of the .ai file viewed the same way. What gives?!

Screen Shot 2017-02-27 at 13.29.33.png

Screen Shot 2017-02-27 at 13.28.54.png

Having Type Optimized checked and Raster Effects at High doesn't fix it. Nor does Export for Screens produce anything different to 'Export As' or 'Save for Web'. This is frustrating....

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Your screendump has a higher resolution than the 72 ppi export.

Try 144 ppi or 2x scale in the Export for screens.

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Thank you for your response - my bad, just checked the dimensions of the screengrab and you are correct. Exporting at a higher ppi does solve the issue but changes the dimensions of the export, which isn't what I want. I'd like to be exporting graphics I've made ready in their required pixel size.

My understanding has always been that vector graphics viewed at Actual Size should look the same when exported at 72dpi without loss of quality?

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View > Pixel Preview should give a better idea of the final look.

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Well, with Pixel Preview, text now looks pretty awful no matter the size.   So... is my only solace that it doesn't look this bad to non retina display users?! And is exporting at 144+ dpi and scaling down to the end-size within the browser honestly the only way we're going to get crisp PNG text?

Thanks

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I am afraid that saving at 144 ppi and let the browser do the scaling is the easiest way.

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I'm with you! Since I've done my updates on CC I can't get anything to export to PNG crisply. I've done nothing differently to what I normally do yet none of the PNGs (exported at high resolution for print) preview crisply. I thought I was being a bit retarded and missing a setting somewhere, but nothing works and it sounds like I'm not the only one having the problem!!!

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Did you update to 22.0.1?

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This is the only fix that worked. Thanks!

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You are amazing.

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better late then never.

i think i have the answer for your problem.  

 

i also had blurry PNG or JPG Immages when exporting in illustrator even though they were linked and highres.
The Vector elements stayed Highres. 
 

Solution:
When you're "exporting for screens" you can hit the gear icon near the Export Options.
in there you can set your preference to "Art Optimized (supersampling)"  for PNG and JPG

this Improfed the Anti aliasing for Pixel elements significantly. 

 

 

Hope this helps.

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I have the same issue. Frustrating indeed.

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There is a lot going on in this topic, so much that stating you have the same issue doesn't help anyone. Create a new topic with a full description of your problem. Include screenshots and/or example files that demonstrate the problem and describe exactly how they differ from what you expect/need.

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