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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. Allow appearances to apply to linked files

    Linked documents (i.e. other .ai files) can't have their appearance modified.

    I.e. if I have a vector design.ai, I can place it in another .ai document however no stroke or fill options actually apply to the file.

    This makes scenarios where you have to invert the vector design.ai difficult without custom SVG filters to help try influence the linked document.

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  5. It would be possible that within Adobe Illustrator you could configure web links associating them with certain areas of the screen, with cer

    I edit assignments, quizzes and exams, with musical scores in Illustrator, and add YouTube link symbols to them. For these links to work I have to open the PDF in Acrobat and insert the web links there. But if I later want to edit some text, object, or image and I open it in Illustrator, I lose all the links configuration.

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  6. Please Fix Image Trace

    Image trace has been fairly low fidelity since I upgraded from CS5 to CC, but in the last few years especially I've noticed an extreme downturn in the quality of the basic settings for live trace. In previous versions(CS5, CS6) the basic settings were high quality enough to provide good traces of artwork. I used to be able to live trace type without much of an issue if the image was large enough; I don't even do that now because even if it's set at 1500dpi the type will come in with irregular shapes or curves that should be straight/straight…

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  7. Recognize the Develop settings applied in Camera Raw

    When I drag a jpg image from Bridge to Illustrator, I would like for Illustrator to recognize the Develop settings that I applied in Camera Raw without first saving the image as a separate file.
    Later changes to the Develop settings would then prompt an update in Illustrator like it does currently when a file is changed.

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  9. Keep link when placing DXF/DWG file

    Hi,

    Could it be possible to keep the link to the original file when placing a DXF or a DWG in Illustrator?
    The goal is to be able to update the view if the external file change...
    having the geometry active like it's done for text glyph in order to be able to snap to geometry could be the cherry on the cake.

    Many thanks

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  10. include additional information in the XMP metadata to indicate image status (linked or embedded)

    request to include additional information in XMP metadata that could give an indication of an image's status. Help designate if image is linked or embedded. Currently there is no distinction in the XMP metadata.

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  11. Copy images from the web and paste them directly in Illustrator

    Please, guys, let us copy images from the web or our OS and paste them directly into Illustrator as Figma does.

    In general...can you look at everything that Figma does when it comes to UX and take inspiration from there? I think there's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to UX in Adobe products :D

    Thanks in advance!

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  12. 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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  13. 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. Crop command embedding linked images

    I would be thankful if linked images remain linked (instead of being embedded after using the crop command). I would like to believe that this can be made possible. This is the normal behaviour in other graphic design software.

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    If you want to keep a cropped image as a live linked image, you should Clip it instead. Press the Mask button (in Control or Properties panel) and Ai will create and select a rectangular path with the same dimensions. Transform this path with any tool you like or with the bounding box, and the image inside will remain unembedded.


    Crop command, on the other hand, is intended specifically for 'physical' cropping, and since Ai won’t edit the original placed image, it gets embedded and then cropped.


    Just use the method you need.

    Please comment back if it works for you.

  17. Rounded corners on crop tool

    When crop tool is selected, add the live corners option to crop rounded corners or circles. Please and thank you.

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    There is an intended way to do it.


    Once your image is cropped, you can do Object > Clipping Mask > Make and Ai will create and select a rectangular clipping mask for your image.


    Then you have to convert it to a live shape, with Object > Shape > Convert to Shape.


    Then you can round its corners in Transform panel, typing in a value in one of the Corner Radius fields (if they are linked) in the Rectangle Properties section.


    All of these can be recorded as an action and applied later with a click in Actions panel or a hotkey.


    Please test how it works for you and comment back.

  18. Crop Image tool

    With the Crop image tool, it would be nice if the initial crop bounds were to the exact size of the selected image. Right now when you select an image to crop, it creates a random selection, that requires more work than if the crop selected the outer bounds of the image instead of a small selection.

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    Eric, this behaviour is regulated in Preferences > General > Enable Content Aware Defaults.

    Notice that checking this off will also disable auto-placing of color stops in Freeform Gradients and of, pins in Puppet Warp.


    If you want to be able to regulate these separately, perhaps you might want to vote for this request:

    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/44156430-enable-content-aware-defaults-is-an-all-or-nothing

  19. 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

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  20. 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.

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