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eps file vector quality issue

I have a large vector .eps file of 8 logo samples. At 100% zoom, it is crisp and gorgeous, about 4 inches wide and 1.5 inches high on my laptop screen. How do I export it at that size and save it in the same quality, but png format at the same size? I'm new to Illustrator and it is different from Photoshop function wise.

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Looks like @ServerSideX had this question migrated but also asked separately here. –  e100 Dec 11 '12 at 12:58
    
Take a screenshot! ;) –  w3d Dec 11 '12 at 23:19
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http://help.adobe.com/en_US/illustrator/cs/using/WS714a382cdf7d304e7e07d0100196cbc5f-6561a.html#WS714a382cdf7d304e7e07d0100196cbc5f-61cea

Rasterize a vector object Select one or more objects.

Do one of the following:

To permanently rasterize the objects, choose Object > Rasterize.

To create the appearance of rasterization without changing the objects’ underlying structure, choose Effect > Rasterize.

Set rasterization options (see Rasterization options), and click OK.

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It lost it's quality when I did that. Any ideas? –  ServerSideX Dec 10 '12 at 22:14
    
Did you save at 300 dpi? –  Anagio Dec 10 '12 at 22:14
    
Yes I did. Then copied/pasted into new artboard. I also want to save it about 500% zoomed. –  ServerSideX Dec 10 '12 at 22:19
    
Not only does it get distorted after rasterizing (CMYK / 300 dpi / type anti-aliasing), but it copies and pastes much smaller. –  ServerSideX Dec 10 '12 at 22:33
    
If the question is closed as off topic and not migrated I suggest you re-post your question there but wait for a moderator to review it. –  Anagio Dec 10 '12 at 22:45
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  • You can't get the "same quality" when comparing vector(ai) to raster (png), Vector is a resolution independent format and will always result in better quality when used. Raster content is constructed of pixels and will always be bound by pixel limitations. What you can do is get a good quality raster image from a vector image.

Open the file in Illustrator.
Choose File > Save For Web
The Save For Web dialog window will open
Click the "Image Size" tab on the right of the window.
Input the dimensions you want.
Under Anti-aliasing, choose "Art Optimized" in most cases
Click Save.

This will save a web-resolution png file of the contents.

Save for web works prety much the same in Illustrator as it does in Photoshop.

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