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  1. Convert gradient properly on SVG instead of rasterizing when saving file as SVG Tiny 1.2

    Currently, when you try to save an SVG containing gradients with SVG 1.2 Tiny profile, Illustrator rasterizes the gradient and embeds the rasterized image instead of properly converting it as a pure vector information. This reduces the qualify of the saved image a lot and it's no longer scalable with even further quality reduction.

    SVG 1.2 Tiny specification supports gradients and so it would be really helpful if Illustrator kept the vector information from gradient. This is also necessary for BIMI logos (https://bimigroup.org/) as it doesn't support images/links in the SVG.

    5 votes

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  2. Document unit preferences saved within AI file (type, dimensions, outline).

    When working simulteaneously on artworks for web & print - you have to switch now units each time switching documents.
    Often when preparing artwork for different outputs/purposes.
    Usually/often (always?) unit preferences are DOCUMENT SPECIFIC.

    2 votes

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  3. Auto opening a layered illustrator file in photoshop as layered smart objects.

    I create my original illustration files in vector format and in layers in Adobe Illustrator. I then copy each layer to its own artboard and save off an Ai file with the multiple layers converted to artboards, I then manually place these artboards as individual linked smart layers in Photoshop to ensure a non-destructive and combined Vector/Bitmap workflow/solution between Ai and PS.

    This is a LOT of manual work each time, Photoshop SHOULD be able to open a simple and layered Illustrator file automatically like this in this non-destructive manner.

    Saving off as a layered PSD file from Ai rasterises…

    4 votes

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  4. Add the "are you sure" when clicking "no" to "Save changes to document before closing" on an unsaved document

    My fingers are so fast that I will quickly click no on the saving option and I didn't mean to. Can you add an additional button after clicking "no". For example "are you sure you want to lose the work that is posted here" that way we have the 10 seconds to remember that we actually wanted to save this document instead of accidentally deleting it. It doesn't happen all the time but it usually happens on documents I have been working on for hours. I've lost so much work because my hands work faster than my brain.

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  5. Add pin to recent files menu or home screen

    It is possible to add a pin in recent files menu or home screen to make them easily reachable if frequently used?

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  6. Remove the "legacy" designation from Save For Web.

    Save For Web was marked as "legacy" when Export For Screens was added, with the implication SFW would be vanishing at some point. It's seven years later and SFW is still around, and still what I use 100% of the time over EFS and the terrible Export As... options.

    Save For Web is a great tool for someone creating art with Illustrator; it lets me quickly and easily adjust the file format and resolution of the generated image for whatever I may need, and uses most of the screen to show me exactly what I'll be getting.

    Export for Screens?…

    2 votes

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  7. Restoring the CAD tree-view when importing DXF files.

    Before version 25.1, when importing DXF files created with a CAD software (Solid Edge), each part of an assembly was recognized by Illustrator (1 part = 1 layer).
    This is not the case anymore since version 25.1. The last version in which it works is version 25.0.1

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  8. Automatic Saves and Back Ups

    Softwares like Ableton, particularly Ableton, provide an automatic save feature, multiple back ups, as well as allow you to restore your work if your software crashes. Additionally, you can "Collect All and Save" and the program collects all the project files and organizes them within the project folder where you will never lose them as long as you have the folder and no longer have the issue of missing files. I believe that this system should be adopted by Adobe as this would save countless hours and lost progress for its users. Thank you.

    2 votes

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  9. Tasto rapido: "Esporta come"

    È possibile avere un tasto rapido per l'opzione di esportazione "Esporta come"?

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  10. Make it possible to actually open Cloud Docs....

    The idea of cloud docs is wonderful, but the reality is intensely frustrating.

    File created in the studio; a simple text logo. Retun home need to make a change. Impossible to open.

    "Make file available offline" Done. Still impossible to open.

    Identical version of Illustrator on both Macs. Multiple occurrences. It has happened in reverse too

    Workaround > Store files on a disk. Transfer manually. (Not what Adobe want to hear!)

    I should add that this a a regular problem on PS too, so a broader Creative Cloud, issue. Oh and the internet connection is Gigabit, so not a speed…

    2 votes

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  11. Save Preferences for "Export for Screens" / Add Custom Presets that store globally

    We need to add files and dimensions when exporting for screens every single time when working with a new document. Presets need to be stored globally across documents. If you could also store not just one file export setup but multiple user named presets, that would be awesome! Like different export lists, not just one. Illustrator does not remember my file list, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Its a mess. I often need to re-enter my list in other documents and often also in the same document (when appending the list). That is a total of 40 export files and dimensions…

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  12. export for screens, select: none

    When I 'Export for Screens' and have loads of artboards I can select 'All' as a checkbox.
    It would be good to be able to select none - instead of clicking the dozen or more select boxes to un-select artboards.
    This would save heaps of time - its annoying not to have it.

    11 votes

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  13. Please restore the DXF import capabilities as it behaved in previous versions up to V25.0.1

    In version 25.0.1 and prior, the DXF import command worked, now it does not. Please restore this functionality. Thanks.

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  14. I would like the the ability to turn the "Save to cloud documents" button off or move it away from the location it is at now. 

    I would like the the ability to turn the "Save to cloud documents" button off or move it away from the location it is at now. 

    3 votes

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  15. Save as dialog selects file name including extension

    macOS 11.5.1 / Adobe Illustrator 25.3.1

    [on macOS] when saving files only the filename is selecetd, not the extension. It used to be fine with Adobe apps until some versions back suddenly the whole file name including extension is selected in the Save as dialog.

    Adding some text used to be easy. With a tap on the right arrow key the cursor moved between de file name and the extension. When I do this now the cursor is placed after the extension so I have to use the mouse or left arrow key to move the cursor 3-4 positions back.…

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  16. Save all modified files simultaneously

    I would like to see the option for "Save All..." added to the file menu. There are many times when I am preflighting and prepping multiple open files related to the same project. Instead of cycling through to each file and saving, I would like to have the ability to save all modified files at the same time.

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  17. Illustrator auto save folder

    Hi Adobe team,

    I would like to request adobe illustrator to have an autosave folder feature like the other adobe programs: premiere, after effects and, etc. It will be a helpful feature when users for example do not save their work and use the autosave file. This way users will not need to re-do the work they have created.

    I really hope this feature gets implemented in the upcoming updates.

    Many thanks

    5 votes

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  18. Variable Data, or Variable Text Improvement

    Recently, my business has been doing a lot of acrylic construction tags for Electricians, and HVAC companies, and Illustrator is generally our "go to" software suite when developing files for our clients, but with the recent work that has been coming in to our company, we have begun to explore the variable data features in Illustrator, and have found this feature to be less than ideal, and is currently not a viable alternative to the way we have been doing things thusfar.

    Currently, it seems the variables that one would set up in a given design file are referenced, or…

    3 votes

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  19. While exporting the TGA from .ai file, the user should be able to choose the 'User artboard' option. Curretly it is inactive for TGA.

    I wanted to export a TGA from .ai file but I want to keep only elements which are present in the artboard not which are out of the artboard.

    There is a 'User artboard' option to avoid unwanted elements outside the artboard but it is inactive for exporting TGA. Due to which after exports all the elements which are outside of artboard will also be exported.

    By making 'User artboard' option active for TGA will solve this issue

    While exporting the TGA from .ai file, the user should be able to choose the 'User artboard' option. Curretly it is inactive…

    3 votes

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  20. AutoCAD DWG support on Illustrator Silicon

    To import DWG (any version) into Apple Silicon Illustrator. The current version 25.3 is no longer compatible. This is a critical missing import ability.

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