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  1. Image Crop Feature

    This is a bug with regards to Image crop feature in Illustrator.

    While I try to unembed a cropped image (in Illustrator) and link to a PSD source file, the source PSD file gets flattened or layers get merged to a single layer. The source PSD file gets altered and damaging it.

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  2. Relink Image Using Context Menu / Command+Click

    Why do we not have a relink option in the right-click menu when an image is selected? How did this ever get by y'all?

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  3. Placed psd layer comps keep their visibility regardless of color space(s)

    Make layer comp visibility overrides work regardless of color space. When placing layer comps from PSD, the color spaces for both documents need to be the same in order for the layer comp visibility overrides to be sticky in AI. If one is CMYK and the other is RGB, and the layer comps are changed, the placed comps do not keep their original comp visibility overrides.
    This is related to this thread: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/placed-layer-comps-don-t-keep-overrides-when-amending-originating-psd/m-p/13024880#M326073

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  4. Retain layer blend modes from Photoshop when placing in Illustrator.

    Please, allow the layer blend modes from Photoshop files to be retained when placing them in Illustrator. It's done within Corel, it should be native to Adobe products.

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  5. “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.

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  6. Missing link visual preference option

    Allow an option in preferences for missing links to be view or show an empty image box. The visual image can be an issue with some industries dealing with a variety of clients and file volume.

    Previewed file with the image
    Printed file without the image

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  7. Option to open folder containing linked file when relinking

    Option to open folder containing linked file when choose "Relink file" instead of open last folder

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  8. Nommer les images incorporées

    Pour avoir la possibilité de retrouver les images incorporées au besoin.
    Dès que l’image est pixellisée ou recadrée, nous perdons cette précieuse information.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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?

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  12. 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.

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  13. icon hit info loked on layer

    adding a locked icon on the layer with the layer number on hover, you would make an unlock this link

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  14. Unembed JPEGs & PNGs

    Please return the feature from the older versions that lets you unembed JPEGs & PNGs. I hate that it's only possible to do with TIFFs and PSDs now. It's such a pain when you're trying to reduce the file size.

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  15. Save cropped image

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

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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

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