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So I got some raw pictures from a client for some business cards, they all look grainy when imported to illustrator

I tried to edit the pictures and export them to JPG, but they still look grainy in illustrator.

Here are the meta info enter image description here

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  • Do you have the latest version of Adobe Raw installed? Sep 2, 2015 at 10:36
  • Could it have something to do with the display quality setting and only be the way it is displayed? Just a thought.
    – user45605
    Sep 2, 2015 at 12:47
  • Did you paste, "place as link," or "import" them?
    – Yorik
    Sep 3, 2015 at 16:45

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Try resizing your image in Photoshop first to the actual dimensions you will be using in your Illustrator files and re-link your image. I suspect the large dimensions are what is causing the wonkiness.

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  • I agree. The metafile shows an image suitable for printing at 15 x 10 inches @ 300dpi. The OP should at least pre-process it for postage stamp size using Photoshop before placing it. In addition, the "grainy" quality may be a low-res working preview. Perhaps a PDF at for-print quality may look different.
    – Yorik
    Sep 3, 2015 at 16:43
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Illustrator is a vector imaging program. I think that RAW is not included as a compatible raster format for Illustrator and so I am not sure it can handle RAW files properly. I have no idea why the jpg version don't work, but it should work just fine if you convert the images in PSD file format.

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    It was not raw, I edited the image in Adobe raw, the problem was the resolution of the image, changing it to 100dpi fixed my problem
    – ekclone
    Sep 4, 2015 at 7:59

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