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  1. Illustrator 2020 (version 24.0.3) for MACOS

    Now Illustrator 2020 (version 24.0.3) doesn't use Apple Metal API. they just use OPENGL that means gpu performance are slower. why aren't they use Metal API? it's not faster than open gl api? It's very shame that they aren't using a metal api.

    smooth. it's smooth because they are not using a apple ui framework. if they use apple ui framework it will run smooth and faster.

    7 votes

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  2. Zoom in Option doesnt work through touch pad

    Hello Team,

    I use microsoft surface book 2 for designing and to zoom in and out from touchpad, i need to hold Alt key and zoom in/out. Please let me know, of there is a option to get rid of alt key and directly use pinch option in touchpad to zoom in/out.

    Regards,
    Harsha.S

    7 votes

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  3. Find color in artwork button in Recolor Artwork advanced dialog is useless when the object is too small

    There is a button in Recolor Artwork dialog to fade all other colors but a clicked one, the rightmost button with a magnifier below the Current Colors list.
    This fade does little help when the object with the chosen color is too small on the canvas, like in a complex illustration.
    Zooming to these can be a solution, but it won't help if there are many of these specs with the color, so perhaps these objects should be highlighted with a flash of edges or in some other dynamic way to help to locate them.

    6 votes

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  4. Connect/weld/glue points to another point/path

    It whould help a lot if we can weld three or more ponits on illustrator and if a path can be welded on the middle of another line

    6 votes

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  5. Less bugs, better perfomance, less bloat: bring back your a team on Illustrator!

    On the general course of Adobe (and especially Illustrator and XD)
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    - I've been defending Illustrator as a viable alternative to Sketch for screen design for years now within my team. But I am about to give up. Bugs and slow performance make it border unusable and make me look bad!
    - Please put your A-team back on Illustrator (and give it the XD engine) OR move faster with XD (probably the wiser option).
    - On XD: fantastic vector engine, but you guys are getting your *** kicked by Invision Studio (state-to-state hifi prototyping) and Figma (collaboration).

    Step it…

    6 votes

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  6. Clean, uncluttered interface

    How about designing a user-friendly, intuitive vector app with a clean, uncluttered interface? You know, like Freehand used to be!

    6 votes

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  7. There should be a way to Unlock All items in opacity masks

    Stock agencies reject artworks if they have locked items in their opacity masks.
    It means that these agencies probably have automated solutions to check for issues like that... meanwhile, Illustrator, the leading software to create vector artwork, has none.
    The workaround would be to check each potential object manually, or use scripts that still have no chance to fully check the problem because of certain limitations.

    Basically we need a strong Preflight tools. There are some (like Vector Inspector Pro), but a native one could be faster and more efficient, if done correctly.

    5 votes

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  8. Illustrator CC 2019 after updating software says it ran out of memory

    New version of Illustrator CC 2019 installed, but the software keeps crashing and says not enough RAM to open file or work on the file. But my MAC has enough RAM. ??
    How can this be fixed?

    5 votes

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  9. Assets Export - Good but could be better

    The assets exporter is a good idea but:
    1 - As name it takes the top-layer/group name. I have everything sorted in groups and what I need is in the 3rd level, thats the name and the layers I want to export as an assets, but is imposible right now.

    2- Why it works only dragging from the canvas? It would be SO good if we could drag them from the Layer tab, more handy.

    3- Why the asset preview hide if you hide the layer/group? Makes no sense and makes it more confusing.

    Those are so common sense things,…

    5 votes

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  10. presentation screen mode

    Add presentation screen mode, similar to Indesgin

    5 votes

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  11. Enable Content Aware Defaults is an All or Nothing option

    Checking the Enable Content Aware Defaults option in Preferences controls 3 features: Crop Image, Puppet Warp and Freeform Gradient. It would be nice to be able to turn them on/off individually. Now it is all or nothing.

    4 votes

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  12. Please add support for AMD Radeon Pro 5700

    I have a new iMac 27" 2020 and just learned, to my disappointment, that my graphics card is not supported. I have an AMD Radeon Pro 5700, I think the standard for the new iMac is a Radeon Pro 5500 XT (which is also not supported).
    This causes Illustrator to crash at least once or twice a day with a GPU Error report and it then automatically deactivates GPU Performance, which makes Illustrator super slow and laggy.
    I know the iMac 2020 is very new, but since more people will be getting it over time it seems reasonable to support…

    4 votes

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  13. NO consistency between products

    In Illustrator zoom is with "cmd+scroll" while in most other products/programs (e.g. Acrobat reader) the combination is "ctrl+scroll". This would be nice if it would be consistent in all products!

    4 votes

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  14. Lagg, slowdown and crashing.

    Illustrator starts lagging all the time on my a brand new, fully upgraded MacBook Pro. It also crashes almost every day. It's embarrassing that Adobe are charging for a software that barely works. Especially when competitors like Figma is free and also feels like 10 years ahead overall. Solve this or I will end my subscription for good.

    /Arvid Johansson

    4 votes

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  15. Please optimize the performance of illustrator as whole, panning & zooming on macOS.

    Adobe UI experience is like you are remotely connect to a computer and using illustrator on it. Frustrating...

    4 votes

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  16. Remove "Move" limitation from Transform Each & Transform Effect

    When moving items via "Transform Each", objects are limited to moving 55.555". However, when moving objects with Move (Object - Transform - Move), no such limitation exists (Issue is prevalent in V24.0.1, 23 & CS6)
    The same limit exists for Transform Effect.
    My request is for the removal of this limitation to allow for accurate artwork creation.

    Issue is documented and verified here:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/transform-each-move-limitation/m-p/10904659?page=1#M164826

    4 votes

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  17. Bring the "Enhance Thin Lines" On/Off Option Back Again

    You have this option on your 2017 version on GPU Performance Tab. On 2018 and 2019 versions, this is not included and it frustrates me as it shows thicker lines instead of actual line thickness.

    4 votes

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  18. Hardware Acceleration is not useful for textures...

    Hardware acceleration using GPUs does not seem to improve texture rendering performance, for example at 300 dpi or higher raster render quality, the UI lags a lot for complex files.... Same is the case for effects such as blur, glow etc. GPUs are much more capable in rendering than CPUs and Illustrator doesn't seem to take advantage of their rendering power. For example it lags on a GTX 1070 with an 8 thread CPU once you start using raster effects/textures. Please improve texture/raster effect performance using hardware acceleration and optimisation for multithreaded systems.

    4 votes

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  19. Shortcut to toggle visibility of Guides Layer

    More often than not I use a Guide layer on top of my canvas on multiply, to see the guides and what I'm doing at the same time. With a shortcut there would be no need to open the layers pannel and click the visibility button to preview what I'm doing. There could be a special type of layer that could be hidden on export and have this feature or the shortcut could ask to specify the layer to hide/make visible.

    4 votes

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  20. Alt + Cancel Button will Reset to Default Settings

    Click Alt + Cancel button will Reset settings to their defaults - specifically in "Transform Each" command ,I use this Command on a regular Basis where it has many Fields to be set to their default every time.

    4 votes

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