Scale raster images by setting a new resolution
I'd like a tool which allows us to scale raster images (linked or embedded) relative to the artboard raster effect settings. eg. you'd tell it 72 dpi, 150dpi, 300dpi, 355dpi etc. and the image would re-scale to the correct relative size against the artboard.
At the moment raster images brought into Illustrator always seem to appear at 72pdi, and are scaled too large relative to an artboard with 300dpi raster effects. This is a problem which needs fixing.
There is a commercial plugin which solves this problem exactly — Rasterino by Astute Graphics. It just allows you to type in the new resolution and the image gets scaled from the chosen reference point.
So simple, it should be a native feature for sure...
This is a huge problem with this new version of Illustrator which I just discovered. My 300 dpi images are importing way too large in size and I have to manually rescale them — which really slows down my work flow. We never had to worry about this before as Illustrator was able to tell what the the dimensions of any file was regardless of the DPI. Illustrator has lost its ability to distinguish between document size and DPI and now only reads things as DPI. At the very least, there should be an import setting that allows you to select what dpi you want images to display at.