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  1. Placing a multi-page PDF

    It would be great if we were able to place a multipage PDF instead of each link clicking through the finder window to the same file and going through the PDF pages one at a time again and again to place them in a document.

    2 votes

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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

    2 votes

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  4. 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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  5. Improved links panel (with Relink All)

    Improved links panel. List all instances of a linked image under one 'primary' link, append the filename with " (xx instances) ". Use a chevron that points right to indicate that there are multiple instances under the "primary" one shown in the list. Clicking the chevron makes the chevron point down, and displays the list of all instances.

    Clicking to select the "main" instance and clicking the re-link button should allow the user to replace all instances of the same image. Allow the user to expand the list downward as described above and select a single, or multiple instances to…

    6 votes

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  6. Consider a document as 'unsaved' (dirty) when a linked image gets updated

    Illustrator think that updating a link is not an operation.
    This leads to problems with documents that use PDF-compatibility option.

    Imagine you have an already saved document that have some linked images in it. You open it in Ai and then Edit a linked image in Photoshop. Make some changes in the image, save them in Ps, go to Ai and agree to update the link...

    But Ai still considers the document as non-'dirty', as if no changes were made.

    You can’t save the document and re-write the PDF content, to see these changes appear, say, in the InD document,…

    13 votes

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  7. 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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  8. “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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  9. 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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  10. Make duplicate image an instance, not a copy!

    InDesign has this in place, and so should Illustrator :)

    When you import an image file into Illustrator and copy it, it will make a new copy, instead of a new instance. If you work on a file where an image file is included multiple times, the Illustrator file itself often becomes too large.

    This would never have happened if the duplicates of the image file were instances instead of copies.

    It is also impossible to relink duplicates of the same image when they are copies. You have to do it manually. It's both time-consuming and outdated.

    Turning the image…

    4 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Update all linked files

    When you have a large number of linked files changes, but you have a manual mode with the confirmation, you can’t say 'Update all links' in the dialogue window, and you don’t have it as a button in the Links panel.

    19 votes

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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. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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。

    4 votes

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  17. 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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  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.

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  19. 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.

    3 votes

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  20. 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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