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  1. Save Session

    Sometimes when working on a project I'll have a few tabs open. I know I can save all the files in one spot and open them when needed but the ability to recall a set of tabs to open when needed would be great. That way I can shut down a full project, start a new one and then come back to the previous tabs when needed.

    I'm thinking under File adding a prompt to "Save Session" > Name the session.

    To open the session have it under File > Open Session

    Sometimes I'll leave illustrator open with way to…

    5 votes

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  2. Export multiple Illustrator layers into Photoshop's PATH Palette, as multiple PATH layers, in one command

    Instead of the current and ONLY way to bring a path from Illustrator to Photoshop (copy the layer in IL and paste it in PS, one by tedious one), how about an EXPORT IL LAYERS to PATHS PALETTE IN PS option in the dropdown? Or, if you can't do that, how about adding an option to save an IL file with a 'new' file extension (.pal?) which would open in PS with ALL the Illustrator layers intact, separate and distinct, AND STILL ALIGNED WITH EACH OTHER, in the Photoshop Paths Palette?

    6 votes

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  3. Export artboards from illustrator to a single, multi- artboard photoshop file

    Export an illustrator file (with multiple artboards and layers) to photoshop (as a single, multi- artboard psd file).

    Currently illustrator exports multiple, separate.psd files.
    You then need to copy and paste from individual files into a multi- artboard .psd file.

    If the above idea is integrated, it would make bringing screen layouts into into xd for prototyping UIs much easier.

    23 votes

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  4. Retrieving an unsaved file

    Enable an option to retrieve a file within a certain time period, that was closed but not saved. This would be useful when a file is closed in error. This happened to me and I lost a days work. Silly error but easily done as I had a swatch box obscuring the file tab and closed it by mistake. Unfortunately because I then tried to reopen the file, the snapshot in the data recovery file was the re opened unsaved version so I had lost all of the previous 4 hours work.
    Therefore, if it was possible that AI could…

    5 votes

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  5. Allow to set custom default Transparency Flattener Options settings when saving EPS

    There is no way to tweak said default settings.
    Even you create custom document profile from document with tweaked settings, it still come up as default-default when you try to save project, created from this profile.

    More on this here, for example:
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2456425

    15 votes

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  6. Add "Crop Image Data to Frames" option to PDF Export (after first adding PDF Export).

    InDesign can crop image data to frames, which can significantly shrink PDF files. Why is this long existing InDesign feature missing from Illustrator? Please add it. There is no excuse.

    4 votes

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  7. Open, import, save, and export .CGM files

    Illustrator CC advertises compatibility with the Computer Graphics Metafile (.CGM) format.
    While it gives me the option to open a .CGM file, all of the older .CGM files I work with throw an "unknown format" error when I try to open them.
    I would also like an option to save .CGM files.
    Illustrator should include these features.

    7 votes

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  8. Remember save locations and export naming conventions on a per-file basis.

    Currently, Illustrator does not remember where you saved your files last and always defaults to the folder that your source file is in. I would prefer if it were to remember export locations on a per-file basis.

    Similarly, with Export for Screens, the prefix and suffix options should be part of the individual file's metadata, not set globally.

    v 22.1, MacOS

    16 votes

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  9. Make AI remember active layer and reselect it when file is opened

    I have some templates, where working layer is not topmost (others are locked and/or hidden).
    But AI always set focus on the topmost one when file is loaded. So when I or other people try to edit freshly opened/created file, they have have a message about lock/visibility.
    Please make AI remember what layer is active when file is saved.

    20 votes

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  10. Batching actions can't access files through Windows file shortcuts

    If user has a folder with shortcuts to files in different folders and try to batch this folder, AI can't see files. It would be great if it could.

    17 votes

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  11. Import plt (hpgl) files

    I want to import plt files directly in Illustrator.
    Today I have to use an online converter or import the plt file using Front Design or even CorelDraw.
    This file (.plt) is generated by the Audaces program.
    No even the dxf file exported by Audaces is imported by Illustrator. The Illustrator only import the code instead.

    5 votes

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  12. Add 'Flatten image' option to TIFF Export options

    Every TIFF I export form AI has one layer inside, even when image is completely opaque. This bloats TIFF twice in size, and there is no option to NOT write alpha. I have to batch all my TIFFs to correct it.
    Please, just add 'Flatten image' option to Export (you can set it unchecked by default to keep compatibility) that will convert layer to plain white background.

    31 votes

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  13. Import later versions of dwg

    I would love to see an update so that you can import later versions of dwg files than AutoCad 2007. Most of our clients are working in later versions so it has become a big problem for us not being able to import these files into Illustrator.

    17 votes

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  14. Adobe Illustrator CC is integrated with InVision Studio. When designing prototypes in Illustrator CC it can be exported directly to InVision

    Adobe Illustrator CC is integrated with InVision Studio. When designing prototypes in Illustrator CC it can be exported directly to InVision Studio. Adobe Illustrator supports 100% technology from InVision Studio.

    7 votes

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  15. [BUG] xmpMM:DocumentID isn't unique at creation stage

    When you create new documents, they all share the same XMP documentID value while you would expect it's unique for every single new document.
    Saving the document solves the issue but it means one can't rely on documentID uniqueness while the document isn't saved.
    It needs to be unique at the creation stage already.

    2 votes

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    Moving as a feature request. We generate an unique value only on file save. When you create a file it inherits all the attributes of the preset it uses. This is the reason you see the same uuid each time you create the document,

  16. 1 vote

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  17. Export Multiple PDF Presets (at the same time!) in "Export for Screens" Menu

    Export Multiple PDF Presets (at the same time!) in "Export for Screens" Menu

    At our design and print shop, when exporting projects, we use a number of PDF (and image) presets to create print ready files, proofs, and web files.

    The Export for Screens feature will not allow us to export multiple PDF Presets (i.e. export print ready PDFs at the same time as smallest file size PDFs).

    10 votes

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  18. Hi, i want you expertise in exporting file from Fireworks which works in illustrator, please help me.

    Hi, i want you expertise in exporting file from Fireworks which works in illustrator, please help me.

    1 vote

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  19. wrong asset export folder android

    Asset export for android , create sub-folder create folder 1x, 2x, 3x... which is for iOS . it should be drawable-xxxhdpi sub-folder following android guideline.
    anyone doing QA ???

    2 votes

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    Asset export has a feature to create folders on scale factors. The suffix that you are expecting as part of the foldername is not built. I am moving this as a feature request.

  20. Saving document should not kick you out of isolation mode

    Sometimes I work deep inside some nested object and feel strong urge to save document. When I do it, AI quits isolation mode and I have to go 10 levels in again to continue my work. That's rude.

    Please make AI respect my isolation tunneling when saving.

    23 votes

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