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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    3 votes

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  3. Set save SVG embed images by default

    Problem: I have hundreds of .AI files I have to convert to .svg with "Embed" image. It always defaults to "link". How do I make "embed" default? Suggestions most welcome, Thanks in advance!

    2 votes

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  4. Relink image Make fast.

    Can you make it possible to create a shortcut for Relink Image? If you can make it, it's good for me.

    2 votes

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  5. Links finder.

    Chciałbym żeby możliwe było przeszukiwanie określa onej ścieżki w poszukiwaniu zagubionych linków. Tak samo jak jest w programie blender.

    File > External data > Find missing files.

    W illustratorze chiciałbym, żeby było podobnie.

    2 votes

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  6. set pdf content active as helpers/rules when imported

    As it's convenient to keep links to reference file, it's sometimes mandatory to attach/align new shape to points/path of the imported shape.
    but by default the pdf content is not "live". it would be valuable to have this content live as it's possible for Glyphs or symbols...
    Many Thanks

    2 votes

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  7. Ask to update links... for current document

    I remember now why I turned off ask user to update links... because it comes up for documents that are open but not being worked on. Can you fix it so it only asks when you go to that document?

    Here's an example: I'm working on multiple concepts that are placed as links into a presentation document. Each concept, and the presentation doc are open. When I make a change to one of the concept docs, the dialog box to update the links pops up. 1. it doesn't tell me what document has the updated links. 2. it won't let…

    2 votes

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  8. Multi selected Linked files Placement options change (links panel)

    Preserve: transforms

    Case:
    Multiple linked files on artboard. Default Placement option for all files is Preserve: Transforms.
    I need to change them for Preserve:File Dimension but must do it file by file,
    because after selecting all linked files Placement options are greyed out
    and not avaiable for multi use .

    It would be nice to improve it by letting change Placement options for multi selected files.

    I need to change 30000 of them clicking one by one right now. So any help (or bypass idea) to solve this problem will be greatly appreciated.

    2 votes

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  9. Saving PDF without modifying embedded images

    Universities use LaTex PDF in researches for a good reason. The PDF produced by a LaTex app won't resample or blow-up the embedded images (JPEG). As a researcher, it will save us a lot of time if illustrator PDF setting has the option to not resample or alter the embedded images. A JPEG image (1920 x 1920 pixels) of a size 200 KB will make illustrator PDF file of about 10 MB. Whereas the PDF file produced by a LaTex app will be slightly bigger than 200 KB. I hope Adobe engineers will consider this issue.

    2 votes

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  10. Marking already-placed images after import

    Having Illustrator flag placed images (by small icon or turning the text to italics?) under the "File > Place" pop-up window when using LIST mode (by Illustrator finding duplicates comparing in the Links pallete) helping the user keep track when a large number of images need to be placed.

    Right now if I have 50 images to place I have to use memory of where I was placing each or compare links pallete to finder window as a list to check at the end.

    2 votes

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  11. 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

    2 votes

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  12. 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.

    2 votes

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  13. 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

    2 votes

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  14. 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

    2 votes

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  15. 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.

    2 votes

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  16. Display resolution - custom field in Document Setup and the links panel.

    Display resolution should be a custom field in Document Setup and the Links panel, and should set the default scaling of placed images in the document.

    Right now, linked or embedded 'RasterItems' have a default scaling resolution of 72ppi, and you can't change it. But 72ppi is an anachronism, it doesn't reflect most use cases.

    The impact is that placed images appear in the document much too large, and it wastes a lot of extra clicks to resize placed images. That could all be avoided if there was a simple way to change the default display resolution to match the…

    2 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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