I use Adobe Illustrator every day in my work for Resource Marketing. Sometimes while using Adobe Illustrator you need to check the DPI of an embedded image. I knew how to check the DPI of embedded images in previous versions of Adobe Illustrator, but when CS5 came out I was stumped. That’t because there is no help listed for DPI in the help menu, and the actual operation is hidden in a menu in a menu in a menu. I searched on Google for the answer and I couldn’t find it. After finally tracking down the answer I decided to make it available here for users of CS5.
Here is how you do it:
1. Select the image on your artboard
2. Window menu -> Enable Document Info
3. Click on the Document Info tab in the floating window (not Attributes)
4. Click the disclosure triangle and select Embedded Image
You must have the image selected for this to work. If you were stumped before, now you know why. Click on the image above to see a higher res version of all the menus, and the complete image. I figured I might not be the only person wanting to figure this out, so I put this tip up for others in the same boat. If you find it helpful, please leave a comment below and/or link to this article.