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    Default Export to Illustrator and other issues

    Hello!
    Immediately I apologize: I am writing through a translator.
    There are problems with exporting to .ai:
    1. COLOR SCHEME. Some files are saved in RGB and some in CMYK. Can I export all files to RGB.
    2. SIZE OF THE OBJECT. Dimensions do not match. For example, a picture of 3000x4000 pixels. When exported to Illustrator, it has a size of 2250x3000. How to fix it?
    3. Is it possible in Xara to resize the artboard to the size of the object (picture)?

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    Default Re: Export to Illustrator and other issues

    as in illustrator the xara artboard size is independant of the objects - you can resize it as you wish

    size of object is likely native resolution in xara 96dpi, in illustrator 72dpi [ie 4:3, ie 3000:2250]

    not sure about the rgb/cmyk, sorry

    MOD - can you move this to a more appropriate forum...
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    Default Re: Export to Illustrator and other issues

    Thanks for the answer.
    I know how to resize the artboard. How to do it with one touch?
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    About resolution: sometimes exported at exact size. Is it anyway important to know how to fix this problem?

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    Default Re: Export to Illustrator and other issues

    Quote Originally Posted by See View Post
    I know how to resize the artboard. How to do it with one touch?
    in xara page options make sure lock page is unticked - then you can drag the page out with the mouse

    resolution of image will depend on file type

    bitmaps, PNG JPG TIFF etc, only have an absolute size

    are you exporting from xara at 72dpi ? if so, as xara works at 96dpi, the absolute size will be reduced to 75% - 96 to 72, [3000 px to 2250 px] - when you export

    but not all exports work this way

    it occurs to me that TIFF may export as CMYK by default; PNG, JPG, BMP, PSD will always be RGB
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    Default Re: Export to Illustrator and other issues

    Exporting to AI. In Adobe Illustrator. Not to raster.
    I open the vector file in Illustrator and get different sizes. It's okay if there is only one such file. But in my case there are hundreds of them. This is why this is so important.
    Sometimes the dimensions are the same, but more often they are reduced.
    I need to change the color scheme, calculate and resize, adjust the work area. This takes a very long time.
    I will try to delve into the DPI settings. I've seen this in the options.

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    Default Re: Export to Illustrator and other issues

    I looked. There are no such settings.

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    Default Re: Export to Illustrator and other issues

    if you are using vector it is an object not a picture and dpi does not apply, unless part of the vector is being rasterised on import into illustrator

    try exporting as PDF instaed of AI

    this may not cure the rasterisation as not all vector effects in xara work as vectors in illustrator
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    Default Re: Export to Illustrator and other issues

    Exporting to PDF, and SVG (if you don't mind a few special features missing) is indeed the solution to exporting to Il;lustration without anyone rasterizing anything.

    As for precise size, it's a crap shoot. Everything in Illustrator format, which is somewhat related to PostScript, is measured from the lower left corner up and to the right. If you export from Xara to PDF, and if you do not specify exporting the entire page, the art will not be exactly where it was on the Xara page.

    As for size, well, I just exported a 256px by 256 px doodle from Xara to PDF, and aside from asking what color model I wanted (A: RGB), it came in fine and even the colors were a reasonable facsimile.

    And I will move this conversion to the General area. Xara Xone has been dead for years. A decent resource, but not heavily trafficked.


    My Best,

    Gary

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    Default Re: Export to Illustrator and other issues

    As handrawn explained earlier:

    Xara uses 96 dpi and Illustrator assumes 72 dpi.

    So an 3000 x 4000 pixel VECTOR drawing at 96 dpi in Xara is 31.25" x 41.67"

    When you import that absolute size into Illustrator at 72 dpi (since you are dealing with size NOT pixels), the 31.25" changes to 2250 pixels and the 41.67" changes to 3000 pixels. you are always going to be dealing with a 96:72 (4:3) ratio.
    Keith
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    Default Re: Export to Illustrator and other issues

    I have moved this to the Xara Graphics Chat forum.

    Good explanation Keith.
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