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  1. Scale raster images by setting a new resolution

    I'd like a tool which allows us to scale raster images (linked or embedded) relative to the artboard raster effect settings. eg. you'd tell it 72 dpi, 150dpi, 300dpi, 355dpi etc. and the image would re-scale to the correct relative size against the artboard.

    At the moment raster images brought into Illustrator always seem to appear at 72pdi, and are scaled too large relative to an artboard with 300dpi raster effects. This is a problem which needs fixing.

    7 votes

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  2. Show linked file page number and change page of PDF easily

    For example, I have a multi-page PDF file in my hand.
    I choose PDF file in illustrator and I can't understand which page of PDF.
    How I can understand which page of PDF file.
    And I would like to be able to change the pages like the photo below.

    6 votes

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  3. When embedding images flatten all images option without having to scroll through each one

    When embedding my links to go to press I have multiple links and it is redundant to ask everytime if I want to flatten each image one by one. There should be an option to flatten all highlighted images in one shot. If I have 70 documents to go to press with 30 links each it can get very time consuming.

    6 votes

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  4. Sort Links by size

    Sort by name, kind and status already exists in Links palette options.
    Please add a size option (personally would find it useful so I can see offending large links to prioritise downsizing).

    5 votes

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  5. リンク切れ画像のファイル名をコピーできるようにしてほしい

    画像のリンク切れをアラートしてくれるが、
    ファイル名を取得できないので、ファイル検索がしにくい。
    リンク切れ画像のファイル名をコピペ出来るようになれば、
    ファイル検索がしやすくなると思う。

    5 votes

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  6. 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...

    5 votes

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  7. 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.

    5 votes

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  8. Unembed links when packaging...

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

    5 votes

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  9. Rename Unembed to Unembed All when several images are selected

    A command in the Links panel’s flyout menu allows us to Unembed an image, when it’s selected.
    It’d be great if the name of the command change into 'Unembed All...' when several embedded images are selected.

    Also mentioned here: https://x.com/DTP_Transit/status/1742338384302149796?s=20

    4 votes

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  10. Drag and drop to replace linked image with another one

    Allow users to drag and drop an image from the computer to replace (relink) an existing linked image while maintaining its size, position, and appearance attributes

    4 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Replace all missing links

    Illustrator used to ask if I wanted to replace all links when they are missing from a file. After the latest update it no longer asks this. We use this feature all the time and it saves us a massive amount of time every day! Please put this feature back! First image shows how it used to look, and second image shows after the new update.

    3 votes

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  13. notification when links won't update because of locked layers

    It would be great if I could get a notification when links don't update because they're on a locked layer. I keep clicking on the update button in the links palette and I think something's wrong, when it's operator error.

    3 votes

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  14. Auto-fill file name in search bar when re-linking / replacing missing links

    The process of replacing missing links could be less tedious if Illustrator would auto-fill the name of the file in the search bar of the file browser. For me, it is often easier to perform a search for the file name rather than navigating through multiple depths of folders. An option to auto-fill the file name rather than manually typing it would make this regular task much smoother.

    I regularly collaborate with other designers and am constantly re-linking files when someone else has created or edited the design file or when projects are re-organized. So the task of replacing missing…

    3 votes

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  15. Unembed filename and format

    I don't get why images can't be unembedded in the original format they were embedded in, but assuming there's some internal format limitation, there's certainly no reason why all the unembedded images should default to the generic "AI_Image.psd" filename when you have the original filename right there in the links palette!!!!
    Throw us a bone here, please!

    3 votes

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  16. “Embed All” button when embedding links.

    Sometimes i work with files that have a lot links and when i send to factory i have to embed those links which can take what feels like forever! If there was a Embed All button it would save so much time.

    3 votes

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  17. Ask user before updating links (AI 26.0.1)

    When opening a file containing linked images that have been revised AI will automatically update images without any alert.

    This is pretty dangerous for anyone working with a team or refer/update old projects.

    Would love to have it ask me first or at least tell me which links were updated. Something to create awareness that things have changed since it was last opened.

    3 votes

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Support video placement for UX design

    Being able to import videos and make a design on top of a looping video would be super helpful for all of us product designers that need to see how the movement of the video impact on a design. This can help in websites and apps, and for presentation purposes it would be nice to be able to export the video.
    Right now to test a background video on a design you have to export the design and work on a new file inside a video editor.

    3 votes

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