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  1. 1 vote

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  2. Save cropped image

    Ability to save a cropped image is unintelligible, not intuitive. Help function is no help at all!

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  3. Prevent astronomic file size when using multiple copies of the same embedded image

    Allow copies of the same embedded 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 embedded image. I like to make multiple versions of some artwork that may contain a raster image embedded and when i copy that artwork it makes another copy of that unchanged embedded 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…

    6 votes

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  4. Select "Replace" by default once a clipped linked element is selected

    This is a very simple fix for something extremely frustrating: once a clipped linked image is selected (using the direct selection tool), the importing option should be to Replace the element by default (instead of having to manually select it EVERY SINGLE TIME). If nothing is selected, the logical default behavior then would have the Replace option unchecked.

    2 votes

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  5. Image fitting options like Indesign, Sketch and Figma

    Would really be handy to have fit to crop, resize to crop etc. for linked images.

    3 votes

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  6. Change paths to links when a project is duplicated

    When I duplicate files with their respective links in a new folder, in order to produce a new art in the same format as the first. Illustrator does not change the link address, when I click on "Edit Original" it opens the link of the first folder, if we are not aware, we end up editing the link of the wrong folder.

    2 votes

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  7. Place function at scale

    I use photoshop and illustrator in tandem and often place images in illustrator that exceed the max width (227"). It would be so helpful if there were a place option where you can select scale. For example, I would like to place a 250" wide image in illustrator at 25" wide, or tenth scale.

    4 votes

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  8. Keep Linked Image File Name when it gets Embedded

    Keep File Name on Embedded Images. So many times the file name disappears after the image is embedded and the file is saved. If you have multiple versions of an image it would be helpful to have the file name.

    4 votes

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  9. Allow drag and drop of cropped images like InDesign does

    It will be great time saving if i can quickly replace an image just by dragging and dropping an image into a frame of a cropped image like i can do in InDesign. I too slow to have to look for the new link of the image open finder search thumbnails, etc. Could that be possible?

    4 votes

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  10. File Management

    Hi, it would be a great feature in Illustrator if you could see at a glance where the illustrator file is linked eg Indesign or Framemaker.

    This would help massively and save considerable time when updating files that use the same linked Illustrator file.

    Thank you

    Phil Crowcroft

    1 vote

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  11. As a user, I want to be informed when I am importing a 16-bit image that they are not supported and need to be converted to 8-bit

    Since AI devs don't seem keen to add 16-bit functionality to AI, at the very least, support your users by informing them that they are importing something that AI cannot display correctly.

    2 votes

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  12. Resize linked images to 100%, or adjust image’s scale / resolution

    Right click on an imported or linked image (Like a picture you just took with your phone or any other image) and have an option "Resize to Original Size" or "Resize to 100%." Similar to Apple's Keynote application for imported images when you click the button "Original Size."

    12 votes

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  13. Please restore "Lettering" in the Trace presets

    I cannot match prior documents with the new advanced settings.
    I trace documents of text to be made into glass etchings and the previous "Lettering" preset in CS 5.5. Illustrator was perfect but the new sliders don't produce results as clean as previously.

    1 vote

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  14. relink pdf file in illustrator

    i working with pdf files and placeing pages into artboards.
    my problem is when i want to relink multiple placed page to one page, i have to repeat Relink...

    3 votes

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  15. show preview for missing link image

    Instead of blank, empty image frame when a linked image is missing please embed a preview of each linked image. That way, just like Indesign, it will be possible to see what the missing file looks like as you attempt to relink the image.

    3 votes

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  16. Define a default placement option

    Make it possible to define other placement options in preferences. So you can, for example, make complete documents with "File dimensions" as a preference

    2 votes

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  17. Remove background/ make background transparent in images

    It would be really great if we can provide a feature to remove background and make objects transparent within Illustrator. There are users who import pictures in Illustrator but in order to make the background transparent, they have to use other application and, image trace would be complicated.

    4 votes

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  18. Sort content in links palette + User controlled preflight warnings

    Added sorting ability in links palette would be very useful.
    Allowing me to sort by file size, alpha, date placed, date altered. Similar to finder or windows explorer. Allowing me to rearrange the columns to suit my needs.

    A preflight indicator of any potential conflicts would be a nice add as well.
    CMYK doc with an RGB image placed. Unused nodes swatches, does this doc contain any overprint items, that kind of thing. In a perfect world I could set in prefs what I want warnings for.

    2 votes

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  19. Please support WebP, JPEG XL/XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG file formats (import and export)

    Dear Illustrator team, pleas add support for thess file formats in Illustrator: WebP, JPEG XL, JPEG XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG

    58 votes

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  20. Unembed links when packaging...

    When packaging a file, there is no option to un-embed images.

    5 votes

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