I am trying to export a large AI file to PNG in Illustrator (Per request) and have been unsuccessful. I believe it's because my file is too large. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on how I can export that large file to PNG?
A quick bypass would be to use inkscape instead. Download it from here: https://inkscape.org/en/
Inkscape can open large .ai files, and also can export them as .png
The only thing that you should do is:
Open your file with inkscape
Go to File > Export as PNG
In the window that pops up, select Page
Then in the same window choose where should the file be saved
And hit export
You need to define how large is large. And what is the "Per request".
If someone asked for a 10 m wide png at 300 ppi, most likely your computer won't handle it. (If someone asked that kind resolution they do not know what they are talking about)
Try to export a smaller file:
Defined pixels: for example a 10,000 px wide (or height). Choose the larger value.
Lower resolution. For example a 10 m wide at 25 ppi (wich wil be simmilar to the 10,000 px total width.
There are several posts on the forum regarding big files. Take a look: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/search?q=resolution+for+print
It might also be because of illegal file naming. You can't use / © ™ etc… Anyway, that was my problem and how I got to this thread… Maybe it will help you.