Illustrator CC has a wonderful new export window... that doesn't work. You can select different aspects like resolutions, width, height, scale, etc. However even though I have 300ppi selected and my document is setup to be in high res mode, any PNG files I export it always exports at a bit depth of 32 and not 300...

Why is this?

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    Bit depth is unrelated to DPI/PPI. The former is how many bits are used to represent colour per pixel and describes how much colour information the file contains (= how accurate and detailed colours are); the latter is the density of dots/pixels per inch when output at 1:1 size and describes the level of detail in the image. The two are completely unrelated. Oct 12, 2017 at 20:04
  • How do you see DPI/PPI then on the actual file? I'm trying to upload to a shirt company and I want to scale the image larger but it says the resolution is too low. Even though it should be at 300dpi and very large png
    – CTOverton
    Oct 12, 2017 at 20:17
  • Open the PNG in Photoshop (assuming you have it), and pull up the Image Size dialogue box (Cmd + Alt + i on a Mac—not sure what the Windows shortcut is). That should show you what the DPI is. If it’s a shirt-printing company, there’s a good chance they accept vector graphics as well. Would uploading a PDF of the artwork not work? Oct 12, 2017 at 20:19
  • Do PNGs even store PPI settings?
    – Scott
    Oct 12, 2017 at 20:23
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    There is actually no PPI setting in illustrator, vectors dont have a ppi size. If you want to export for print dont use save for web or save for devices use file export.
    – joojaa
    Oct 12, 2017 at 20:33


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