In Adobe Illustrator, when we try to save a file, by default it saves the file in AI format. The use of this feature is particularly advantageous when working on projects or when preserving a master copy of your work, or sometimes if we don’t have Adobe Illustrator and we still want to open a file and we cannot open and have a look at the design. That is why we want to convert our file to jpeg so that we can easily see it when we don’t have access to Adobe Illustrator. AI files can only be opened in Adobe Illustrator whereas jpeg can be open anywhere easily. We can easily share jpeg with anyone. Illustrator files are usually large, saving them into a jpeg file can reduce the size. Jpeg uses less time to open while illustrator files take time to open.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily convert your Illustrator file to a jpeg format using Adobe Illustrator. You can use the following procedures to create a jpeg image from an Illustrator file:
Open the Illustrator file that you want to convert to a jpeg format and click on it. You can open your file by selecting it from the file menu and click on Open.
A window will appear where we can select our file and click Open.
The file we selected to open will open in Adobe Illustrator we can edit it.
If there are a lot of AI files and we may find it difficult to search one out of thousands, we can also type the file name in the folder to search it quickly.
If our file is already opened and we want to save it as a jpeg, go to the File menu, from the drop-down list click on Export and then select Export As.
A window will appear to Export our file in any format.
Select your desired location where you want to save your file.
Type file name.
Then click on Save as type options bar given under the name area.
From the drop-down list, select JPEG (*.JPG).
You can also check Use Artboards to include your artboard in jpeg format.
Click on Export.
A “JPEG Options” dialog box will appear.
Click on “OK”, your file will be saved as JPEG.
Your jpeg file will be exported to the location you have selected. You can open and use your file from the location where you exported it.
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How to save Illustrator file as jpeg without white background
Uncheck “Use Artboards” while saving the file. This option will allow you to save Illustrator files as JPEG without white background.
How to Make Background Transparent in Illustrator
To make a background transparent in Illustrator go to the “View” menu and click Show transparency grid.
To hide transparent background go to view menu and click on Hide transparency grid.
Transparent Background Shortcut
You can also press Shift+Ctrl+D to show or hide the transparent background.