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Saving images the actual size you made them?Helpful Member! 

ianbr (TechnicalUser)
23 Feb 11 11:58
Hi, this sounds like a daft question but i swear i'm failing at doing it.

I've created various images, and i've created them at the exact size i want them. For example, 1 of my images is 450 by 150 pixels and i want it saved in .png format. I've found 2 ways to do this.

Export it as .png file but this increases image size to about 1000x600 at a guess.

The other way is save for web and devices, but with this method it tells me original dimensions are 800x600 (which i'm sure it refers to the grey and white grid under neath). Changing these dimensions doesn't change the image to the desired dimension, but rather changes the grid.  

The only way i've found to do it is copy the image to clipboard, paste it into preview and save the file as .pdf. This results in the exact image i want with the correct dimensions and resolution etc. Except it's in .pdf so i cant use it for css image replacement. Converting or saving this image as an image extension increases its size again.

Anyone help? I want to save the images i've created 'as is'.    
ianbr (TechnicalUser)
23 Feb 11 12:09
/facepalm

Untick 'clip to artboard'

feel a bit silly now...
ianbr (TechnicalUser)
23 Feb 11 12:25
spoke too soon as that method changes the colours...
Helpful Member!  spamjim (Instructor)
23 Feb 11 12:45
When you created/defined the document, did you specify dimensions in pixels? If not, you can change the Document Setup now.

If the document is not originally defined in pixels, Illustrator can make wild assumptions when you export.
ianbr (TechnicalUser)
23 Feb 11 13:26
Thanks for responding. Yeah my documents are setup in pixels. It's strange as i know the image can be extracted from the program without fault since it's fine when saved down to .pdf, just not with image extensions.

Bet it's just a simple setting i'm missing somewhere.    
ianbr (TechnicalUser)
23 Feb 11 15:58
I've got round it by resizing it in preview, but this is seriously irksome so if anyone's got any other ideas that'd be great. cheers
spamjim (Instructor)
23 Feb 11 17:04
I just re-read this...

Quote:

Export it as .png file but this increases image size to about 1000x600 at a guess

How are you making that guess? Where are you measuring? Why can't you know for sure? What is the true size when you re-open the file in Photoshop or at least view its dimensions in Bridge?
ianbr (TechnicalUser)
24 Feb 11 5:42
It was just a guess by look of it on my screen. Actual size reported by photoshop is 949x471.
ianbr (TechnicalUser)
24 Feb 11 5:50
...which actually gave me good idea to finalize in photoshop instead but it still changes the colour when saving down to image file. Why does it do that when my suite in synced... changes background colour from F0D28C to FBD392 everytime i do it.  
ianbr (TechnicalUser)
24 Feb 11 7:41
I fixed it. The colours anyway, the sizing is still wonky but that doesn't really matter as small job to resize.

My website was made in cmyk but images were made in rgb, what a silly thing to overlook. Sorry everyone. Thanks for responses jim.

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