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Illustrator defaults to 72 dpi ... how to change that permanently?

Feb 14, 2011 1:10 PM

How does one permanently set illustrator to save at its fine drawing state and go to the 72 dpi state on those rare occasions one like me wants low resolution instead of fine drawings?

 
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    Feb 14, 2011 1:32 PM   in reply to Garrett Connelly

    To what default are you referring? The Save for Web and Devices default of 72 ppi for JPEG and PNG, the Document Raster Effects default or something else. AI files in themselves have no default resolution.

     
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    Feb 14, 2011 3:31 PM   in reply to Garrett Connelly

    That setting only affects pixel based effects - have you used any?

     

    You can change it in the Document raster effects settings.

     

    When creating a new document, watch out for the setting. For documents using the print document profile, the resolution should already be set to 72 ppi.

     
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    Feb 14, 2011 3:46 PM   in reply to Monika Gause

    Monika Gause wrote:

     

    For documents using the print document profile, the resolution should already be set to 72 ppi.

     

    I think you meant...

     

    "already be set to 300 ppi."

     

     
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    Feb 14, 2011 3:53 PM   in reply to Garrett Connelly

    How old are the illustrations in question? As Monica said it only really affects Effects which use Photoshop Effects (bottom half of the Effects menu) or Blending modes and Drop Shadows.

     
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    Feb 14, 2011 4:10 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    [SW] wrote:

     

    I think you meant...

     

    "already be set to 300 ppi."

     

     

    of course, sorry. All those number things ...

     
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    Feb 14, 2011 5:46 PM   in reply to Garrett Connelly

    Change the Document Raster Effects Settings in the documents as you open them...

     

    Effects > Document Raster Effects Setting

     

    There's no need to copy to a new document. You simply need to correct the setting.

     
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    Feb 14, 2011 5:59 PM   in reply to Garrett Connelly

    There is a way now, for new documents you create. Use a "print" profile when you create a new document.

     

    Your issue is due to the opening of old documents that were set incorrectly. There's no way to tell old documents to change unless you open them. Originally when you created the old documents, the settings were wrong. Since Illustrator has gorwn up a bit, it's now showing you things are set incorrectly, previously you simply didn't notice the incorrect setting (but it was still wrong just the same).

     
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