I have used illustrator for quite a while now and every time I export my vectors as png's, they export into the most ridiculous resolutions you would ever see. For example, I just exported a png about 20 minutes ago, it has 13 artboards (4x3 with one at the bottom) and the final resolution it exported in was just over 60,000 x 60,000!! I can't even preview the file...soo, how can I change the dimensions that illustrator exports the file to?

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While exporting: Click "use artboards" before you click the save button

Check the 'Use Artboards' box to get all artboards exported individually

Otherwise it will export the total range of space you have (in total). Notice the preview thumbnail in the below examples.

Example: Artboards not selected on previous page

I'd post more screenshots but i'm lower than 10 reputation right now.

  • Thanks, could you post the screenshots on something like imgur?
    – mr-matt
    Jan 4, 2016 at 22:01
  • Yes. I'll have them up in a few hours. On my commute back home. I'll edit this post later tonight with the link.
    – ddrt
    Jan 4, 2016 at 22:52
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    [note to self, don't press 'return' on this website haha. Sorry for the notifications. Here is the imgur album: imgur.com/a/x9MvC
    – ddrt
    Jan 5, 2016 at 0:45

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