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Design Illustrator Foundations Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Working with Different Types of Mediums

Daniel Racowsky
Daniel Racowsky
1,574 Points

Best vector file type for PowerPoint presentations on LARGE screens.

We're giving a presentation on a movie-theater sized screen. The slides contain graphics that we created in Adobe Illustrator (CS5), which we noticed are rendering blurry on larger screens. Then are .png files at 72ppi.

How can we save our graphics to render crisply for large movie-theater-sized screens? Must the graphics be saved as large as the screens on which they'll appear?

Thank you!

4 Answers

Nicholas Klunder
Nicholas Klunder
8,144 Points

Hi Daniel,

PNG is actually a raster format, and that's the reason for the blurriness when they are scaled up.

In Illustrator, you'll want to export your graphics as a Windows Metafile (wmf), which is a vector format that's compatible with PowerPoint.

Daniel Racowsky
Daniel Racowsky
1,574 Points

Thanks, Nicholas! Sorry for my delayed reply. Totally slipped in my inbox.

Is the .wmf file type one that can be saved out of Illustrator?

Cheers, Daniel

Nicholas Klunder
Nicholas Klunder
8,144 Points

Yeah, you can get to it through the export menu (very last option).

Daniel Racowsky
Daniel Racowsky
1,574 Points

Thank you, Nicholas. Thanks so much.

Cheers! Daniel