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  1. export large artboards to PNG using high (300 dpi) resolution

    Currently, files with large artboards (larger than 6535 px x 4730 px) can not be exported as a PNG with high resolution. The best is a medium resolution. My current project series requires a specific large artboard size (9075 px wide x 6201 px high exactly) and I would like to be able to export and then print them in high resolution to give my customers the best possible printed product. Illustrator does not currently support this, unfortunately.

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  2. Make a save as .pes feature?

    Compatible with embroidery sewing machines.

    2 votes

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  3. Export > Rasterized PDF

    Export > Rasterized PDF
    Would save so much time!

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  4. Prevent astronomic file size when using multiple copies of the same embeded image

    Allow copies of the same embeded image to have one source and not just copy when duplicating these images. Copy only when a change is made to a copy of the embeded image. I like to make multiple versions of some artwork that may contain a raster image embeded and when i copy that artwork it makes another copy of that unchanged embeded image along with the copied vectors, causing a significant increase in file size when that raster image is still the same. I could use linking but file management gets harder with absolute links. Either use the same…

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  5. Please add automated color bar, separation color information - Print PDF output

    Hi! I am missing a choice in PDF save or export. In the print industry is needed to add colour information for the customer, what colours is the artwork made from - esp. when we use solid colours. Customers need this for the approval process so we have to add this colour-bar manually. In the PDF (composite PDF) window there are Marks and Bleed choices, but there is missing a choice to choose a colour information automatically generated from the document colours - separations. The colour information can be graphical (squares with separation names) or text based (separation name in…

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  6. SVG Import Notification and/or debug log

    Short back story: My company is an online supplier of custom printed products. Customers design their order on our website which we translate into an SVG file. Our production team imports that SVG file into AI for final processing of the customers order.

    When importing SVG files to AI sometimes entire parts of the design are not imported without any notification or log of the event.

    For example, when our production team imports SVGs where the text contains an emoji we sometimes (maybe always?) find that the entire text block is no longer included in the design. This is not…

    1 vote

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  7. Formatted AND editable text export to InDesign

    Please make formatted AND editable text export to InDesign.

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  8. Version History - 2 requests

    I sorta like the new version history option. It's at least kinda a step towards the history panel so many people want. There are a couple of features that I think would improve it. (If these already exist and I'm missing them can you teach me where they are?)

    My first request is adding an option to save a version at anytime you choose. Currently it only saves every 5 minutes. Say I make a bunch of changes in only 3 minutes. I'd then have to wait another 2 minutes for it to create a save point before I could…

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  9. Version History - 2 requests

    I sorta like the new version history option. It's at least kinda a step towards the history panel so many people want. There are a couple of features that I think would improve it. (If these already exist and I'm missing them can you teach me where they are?)

    My first request is adding an option to save at anytime you choose. This only saves every 5 minutes. Say I make a bunch of changes in only 3 minutes. I'd then have to wait 2 minutes for it to create a save point before I could choose to revert to…

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  10. Version History - a couple feature requests

    I sorta like the new version history option. It's at least kinda a step towards the history panel so many people want. There are a couple of features that I think would improve it. (If these already exist and I'm missing them can you teach me where they are?)

    My first request is adding an option to save at anytime you choose. This only saves every 5 minutes. Say I make a bunch of changes in only 3 minutes. I'd then have to wait 2 minutes for it to create a save point before I could choose to revert to…

    1 vote

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  11. Set default artboard name as file name

    Is it possible to have a setting in preferences to set the default artboard name as the file name?

    Generally I name all my artboards the "file nameCMYK" or "FilenamePantone" for exporting later and it's just a tedious extra step to have to go in and name EVERY artboard what I've already named the file instead of just tacking on a delineation.

    3 votes

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  12. Place all pages of a PDF or AI file as links - same as InDesign

    Working at a design studio, we create digital proofs that are set up on a template so our proof pages all look streamlined. We use one working file (.AI) and place that file as linked images into a separate proof file (.AI).

    Currently you can only place one page of the AI or PDF file at a time. This can be really tedious when there are a dozen or more images we want to place. We like to maintain the link so that we don't need to export files to relink to the proof file every time we want a…

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  13. Incremental Save

    Save as the next number. So file 001 will save as file 002, etc.

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  14. File Sharing Notifications

    My client and I are making edits to the same file that is being saved/stored in Creative Cloud. We currently notify each other by email or text when we are making edits. Is there any way a feature can be added to post a notification on screen/within the app that the other person is currently editing the file when the other individual logs in or opens the file in order to avoid overwriting each others edits?

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  15. SVG exporting of path points

    Illustrator SVG asset exporter doesn't export single-point paths.
    My work system reads SVG files' layer and object names as IDs. In these files, I create a single point with the pen tool to use the x,y values as coordinate data. (This object is graphically a Path with a single anchor point.) I'll also create paths with 2 or more points in these files. When I export these objects using the asset exporter, the paths with a single point doesn't get exported, while paths with 2 or more points export successfully. When using SaveAs>SVG it does export the paths with a…

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  17. We need Watermark Panel

    I have suffered several times from clients who have steals my work and doesn’t pay the remaining 50% of the contract because it is a tedious job to make changes to a design and add, each time I need to export the artboard a watermark.

    It would be great to have a panel or a checkbox to apply a watermark to the entire artboard and that way we defend ourselves against bad clients easier.

    And if we can add our custom watermark, much better.

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  18. I need to open all previous Freehand file versions in Illustrator

    Most of us have Freehand files we cannot access and the need is a great one as I'm quite sure you know. Ai should be able to open all versions of the files.

    2 votes

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  19. Add a "Ctrl +E" to illustrator for quick export

    InDesign has a "Ctrl+ E" for quick export instead of going down the menu bar and selecting it. Can illustrator put in a "Ctrl + E" for export. this is a annoyance since I'm exporting to jpg and tif formats all of the time from Illustrator for photoshop image adjustment

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  20. Export directly to illustrator Desktop, like in the Draw-plugin.

    I thought it would be a natural thing to include the export function to illustrator Desktop via Adobe Cloud,and it would be nice to import from the cloud too.

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