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?
Object > Rasterize
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.
Use file >> export >>jpeg>resolution >> custom 300
Sounds like you were using save for web.
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.
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
Name your File
On the JPEG Options screen under resolution
Select Depth: Custom from drop down
Enter 300 dpi
Click OK to save your new jpg
I complete this the same as above.
Why do you need the 'Rasterize' step?
jpg still at 72 ppi after export even when i pick 300ppi in dialog
"jpg still at 72 ppi after export even when i pick 300ppi in dialog"
How and where do you check that?
Would it be ok to save one example file for us and share whatever your AI is saving, please?
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