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First I create a file with 1000 px x 1000 px 300 dpi. After this, I create a artboard with 1000x1000 px. Now I filled it with a color. I click file > export > .png and save it.

Now the problem, I open this exported image to photoshop and see, the pixel size is bigger (4167px x 4167px - 300 dpi) than I create on illustrator.

So, how can I export png files with the correct size, which I set up on illustrator?

  • Illustrator does not have a DPI setting so there is not really a way for you to have a 300 DPI file in illustrator. – joojaa Apr 3 '17 at 19:10
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The PPI setting you set when creating a new document is just for raster effects (e.g. drop shadows) and doesn't actually have any effect at all on your document (Illustrator is a vector program so has no resolution).

Pixels in Illustrator are actually just points and always correspond to 72 PPI....

So simple answer; export at 72 PPI.

  • The caveat is that now OP needs to know what really PPI means. – joojaa Apr 3 '17 at 19:09
  • As a confirmation of this answer: 300/72 = approx. 4.167, which is why, when exporting to 300ppi the result was 4167 px – Yorik May 3 '17 at 21:42

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