Illustrator gives me the resolution of 33x74 PPI - I'm used to seeing 300DPI, or something similar where it only displays one number. What's up with this 'a x b' PPI reading? How should I interpret this?

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The image is just squashed. That happens when you do not uniformly scale the image, but only on one axis.

  • Negative - The image is not scaled at all. it's simply 'placed' into the document at full size
    – Melissa
    Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 21:02
  • @Melissa the image must be transformed somehow (either rotated or non-uniformly scaled), that is the only time (AFAIK) it will show two values.
    – Cai
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 0:33

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