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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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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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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Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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I complete this the same as above.   

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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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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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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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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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