Illustrator changes size of the image when you paste it

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I have a PNG file (310x150 px, 96 ppi). When I pasted it into Illustrator it changed its size to 232,5x112,5 px. I assume that Illustrator has converted its resolution from 96 ppi to 72 ppi, that's why the size has changed. 

I've noticed it only after the last update and can't say how long it exists.

Is it possible to fix? I wish the size of the image stays without changes.

 

My current Illustrator version is 24.2 (64-bit).

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The higher the resolution, the more pixels are put into an inch, the smaller the image.

Compare these images with the same amount of pixels but with different resolutions (ppi: pixels per inch).

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Illustrator changes size of the image when you paste it

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I have a PNG file (310x150 px, 96 ppi). When I pasted it into Illustrator it changed its size to 232,5x112,5 px. I assume that Illustrator has converted its resolution from 96 ppi to 72 ppi, that's why the size has changed. 

I've noticed it only after the last update and can't say how long it exists.

Is it possible to fix? I wish the size of the image stays without changes.

 

My current Illustrator version is 24.2 (64-bit).

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

The higher the resolution, the more pixels are put into an inch, the smaller the image.

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Have a look at the Links panel.

You will see that the image is correctly placed at 96 ppi.

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Аннотация 2020-06-17 234700.pngIt makes me so confused. I see at Transformation window that image has one size and at the same time I see the Link panel with another size.

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The higher the resolution, the more pixels are put into an inch, the smaller the image.

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Yes, I've never used this panel before, so couldn't see all the information about the file

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Maybe you know, where can I see in Illustrator the PPI of the file I work in, when it already created? When you create file you choose from 72, 150, 300 ppi, can you change it after the file was created and where can you see this settings?

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The ppi is shown as you can see in the Links panel above.

If you scale the image in Illustrator you will change the resolution, because there will be more or less pixels per inch after scaling.

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"When you create file you choose from 72, 150, 300 ppi, can you change it after the file was created and where can you see this settings?"

 

That is the document raster effects resolution. You can change it under the Effect menu.

 

It only affects raster effects (drop shadow, inner glow etc.). It has no effect on the resolution of images you place in Illustrator.

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Thank you

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