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  1. PDF import: Improve gradient parser compatibility

    Currently, Illustrator apparently doesn't support all "types" of gradients present in a PDF. When trying to open the attached PDF, an error occurs and the gradient is rasterized.

    However, it opens normally in other programs such as Scribus. I thought it was a limitation of the PDF producer (Inkscape), but maybe not. Please, see the discussion: https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inbox/-/issues/9185

    Therefore, I ask Adobe to investigate the case and, if it is a limitation of Illustrator, to implement support for this "type" of gradient for better interoperability of the PDF parser.

    1 vote

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  2. Save for Web is disabled

    Open both files attached in any Ai version from 26.4.1 to 27, and try to File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy) for both.
    The command will be disabled for the 'bad' and enabled for 'good', although the only rectangle in both is the same.
    There is something wrong in the file structure then, but what?

    Also, the ExportOptionsPNG24 does nothing if a script with it gets run.

    12 votes

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  3. Unable to select artboards when exporting BMP and TGA

    Artboard selection disappears when using Export window to export a BMP / TGA file.

    2 votes

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  4. Give the ability to export extra Spot colors in .PSD files (also implement the Mixed Inks feature)

    I think it's for Adobe to implement the ability to export files in .PSD and have those extra colors in separate channels (maybe in CMYK mode plus the extra spot colors translated to extra color channels).

    If it works well with PDF files why not with Photoshop files?

    It's a real pain to get a 5 colors file (CMYK + Pantone color) exported to Photoshop. PSD files have all the colors flattened for the exported mode option (RGB, CMYK).

    Also, it's time to think very serious about implement the Mixed Inks from Indesign into Illustrator and in the end the…

    4 votes

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  5. import DXF Blocks

    In fashion Industry, one of the most common exchange file format is DXF-AAMA/ASTM.
    If it is too complex to Illustrator to handle all the subtilities of this format, could it be possible at least to manage "Blocks" ?
    Blocks are DXF entities which can be assimilate as "Groups" or "Symbols"
    but in Ai Groups and Symbols may stay on a single layer.
    In DXF Blocks, you may have multiple entities on multiple layers, but you need to keep them as a single object.
    So I was wondering if Ai could generate for each Block a layer (with the name of…

    71 votes

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  6. Share for Review extra functions

    Hi,

    I'm really thankful for this review function but there are a couple of things I would like to see in the future. Hopefully, some are already in progress!

    1. Ability to select which artboards to share

    2. Show the size of the artboard (I prepare 6 artboards at a go, clients do not know what size are they looking at)

    3. Have a pretty URL that does not look like... https://assets.adobe.com/id/urn:aaid:sc:AP:46b3c72e-e17c-42b7-2da9-08fc21a30b91

    4. A caption area for each artboard so that I can put down some notes directly on the Illustrator app.

    Thank you!

    3 votes

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  7. Export revisions only

    When making minor updates to an existing presentation or pdf, option to "Export Revisions Only" to an existing file name or pdf - similar to Adobe Acrobat's new feature to detect changes between similar documents, this feature allows you export/update only the pages with revisions into an existing .pdf file. This saves a lot of export time when a client asks for several small revisions to a 10-20+ page presentation or document.

    2 votes

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  8. Save the Export Path to with Export for Screens Presets

    Please, SAVE the "Export To:" path with the Export Preset.

    I don't want to set my Export Path in Export for Screen every f*ing time I restart Illustrator.

    I was hoping that Export Presets would have fixed this annoyance, but it didn't help at all.

    It amazes me how impossible it seems for Adobe to get these simple things work like they should.

    3 votes

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  9. It would be great to have more control of the .jpg compression settings in "Export for Screens"

    It would be great is more granular control of the .jpg compression settings. Right now we can only export at 100, 80, 50 and 20. We find that 60% compression is often the sweet spot between size and quality. Having a user adjustable slider or more presets would be great. It is another reason why we are still using the legacy export.

    3 votes

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  10. 3Dオブジェクトの座標や回転を維持した書き出し

    3dモデルを書き出す際、オブジェクトの座標や回転を維持した状態で書き出せるようにして欲しい。
    座標や回転を維持して書き出せれば、3dを使ったモーションポスターなどの制作などにとても役立ちます。

    3 votes

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  11. Add option in Preferences > File Handing to remove or “do not append” the word “copy” in the filename when saving a copy

    Please add an option in Preferences > File Handing to remove or “do not append” the word “copy” in the filename when saving a copy. This feature is not an option in Illustrator but it is a feature in Photoshop that saves a lot of time compared to manually removing it every time.

    2 votes

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  12. Embed SBSAR 3D Material Into .AI File

    The ability to embed a 3D SBSAR material into an illustrator file so that other designers can open and use the same .ai file. Currently, the material is lost and greyed out.

    Especially if they are custom SBSAR materials made in Adobe Substance Sampler.

    1 vote

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  13. Export for Screen Preset system is a FIASCO

    As comments for this thread are closet, I start a new one.
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/32015539-custom-presets-for-asset-export-export-for-scree

    This Preset thing is a disaster. It doesn't fix any issues I have with Export For Screens.

    It doesn't save the Folder for the export. So I have to set it every time I open my document, as Illustrator set it to the same folder as where my AI document is. This was, and now still is, my major problem with Export for Screens.

    Also, I have to select the Preset every time I open my AI file. The least I was hoping was that the settings…

    2 votes

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  14. export non-printing layers so they are visible in a PDF

    I believe this used to not be a problem, but now when I have a layer set to not print, it is not visible in a PDF. I have to toggle the layer on in Acrobat in order to see it, but this does not work for my needs.

    I want to make non-printing layers automatically visible when saving as a PDF.

    1 vote

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  15. Export 3D elements with ALL of the faces separated.

    Please give us the ability to export 3D elements created in Ai with ALL of the faces separately (bevels, extrusion, front/back), so that they can be colored or textured individually. It would be very valuable and save time to have this in one app, just as is/was in Ps. thank you!

    2 votes

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  16. Reset numbering of assets in Asset Export panel

    Ability to reset the numbering of the Assets in the Export panel. Numbering is retained after several exports or adding/removing assests to the panel.
    It is possible to specify a starting number for numbering a group of assests.

    3 votes

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  17. Can you add the option to make a multipage pdf from the variable dataset export? Needed for compatibility with printing software

    Currently when exporting vardatasets, you get a single page pdf per dataset.
    When making stickers some printing software cannot apply printing and contour cutting on multiple images.
    I would be nice if the datasets can export a multipage pdf, or if an action can be made that creates artboards from datasets instead of exporting.

    2 votes

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  18. Package/collect multiple illustrator files at once for sending to printers like "Art Files 3" does.

    We currently use Art Files 3 to package multiple ai files at once without having to individually open the illustrator files. With the new Illustrator 2023, Art Files 3 is no longer compatible and they also seem to be out of business. We send anywhere from 3-20 files at once on a regular basis. Working with multiple artboards in one file is not an option. We need to find a subsitute app or a solution that can package miltiple files, fonts and images (both embedded and linked) all at once like Art Files.. We can't use the AI package feature…

    3 votes

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  19. Fix Heavy Shaded PDF Import Error

    Illustrator is reporting an issue while importing heavy shaded PDF files from CAD Software ArchiCAD. Error Message in Attached File. The PDF which triggers the error is also attached.

    1 vote

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  20. Extract missing links from Ai editable PDF when opening it in Illustrator

    PDF's saved from illustrator with 'preserve illustrator editing capabilities' do not embed any linked raster images in the Illustrator compatible component. When the PDF is opened in illustrator for editing, a message alerts that the links are missing, and low res images show when opened. The links are present in the PDF portion of the file and can be extracted manually and relinked. Might be a big ask, but it would be more ideal that Illustrator recognises the links are contained within the file, and is able to extract them automatically and embed them into the Illustrator component during opening.

    3 votes

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