Getting blurry or dull images after exporting from Illustrator? Use these simple tricks to save high quality images from Illustrator
For JPEG format, we have these extra options:
Please refer to this help article for more details and other file formats.
That's a good collection of advice, let me just add 3 things:
Web safe colors stem from the age of 8-bit monitors and limit your choice of color to just 216 bright colors, which won't solve the problem of bad looking text and graphics in JPEGs.
The choice "Type optimized" applies hinting, so the vertical stems of the letters will have the same width and won't be anti-aliased (provided the font designer correctly implemented hinting into the font).
After having exported a PNG, open it in Photoshop and embed the color profile you had as working profile in Illustrator. For the web this likely is sRGB.
Let me add another thing:
"For actual size choose 72 PPI: If you are exporting an image 1001x1001 Px at 72 PPI, result will be 1001x1001 Pixels, but if we export the similar image with 300 PPI, dimensions of end result will be 4167x4169 Pixels."
That change of dimensions will only happen if the upper left corner X Y values of your object/selection do contain fractions. In your example it would be 4171 X 4171
And it is better to export at multiples of 72 ppi (144, 288) to avoid pixels being added due to anti-aliasing.
You can also use Export for screen and set the scale to 2x , 3x, ..
Wow, that was so helpful. What did it do differently (as opposed to export for web)?
Thank you so much Monika, Ton and Mohammad for adding these wonderful suggestions. This will surely help our users.
Thank you so much for the info!!
Why not just drop the illustrator file onto Photoshop? set size etc... easy