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  1. 曲線同士がつながるコーナーのマイター処理をより高度に改善して欲しい

    曲線同士がつながるコーナーのマイター処理が直線になってしまって美しくないので、滑らかに曲線同士がつながる処理も追加して欲しいと思います。

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  2. 「中央に整列」を実行したときに、座標の平均ではなく選択範囲の中央に揃えたい / Align to center of selection instead of average of coordinates when "Align Center" is executed

    現在のIllustratorデスクトップ版で「選択範囲に整列」を設定し、複数のオブジェクトを対象に「垂直方向中央に整列」または「水平方向中央に整列」を実行すると、それぞれのオブジェクトの中央の座標を平均した位置で揃います。

    一方で、Illustrator iPad版で同じ操作を行うと異なる結果になります。iPad版の「中央に整列」では、座標の平均ではなく、選択範囲(バウンディングボックス)の中央でオブジェクトが揃うしくみです。
    自分が確認した限りではPhotoshopやInDesignもこちらの仕様です。

    • 「選択範囲に整列」というオプションの名称からも、座標の平均で揃うことは推測しにくい
    • iPad版のように、選択範囲の中央に揃うほうが直感的でイメージしやすい
    • デスクトップ版とiPad版の同じ機能がそれぞれ違う動きをするのは避けるべき
    • 選択範囲の中央に揃う仕様はその他のAdobe製品でも採用されている

    上記の理由から、Illustratorデスクトップ版でも「中央に整列」では選択範囲の中央に揃える仕様に変更してほしいです。

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    In Illustrator on desktop, select multiple objects, and in the "Align to Selection" setting, execute "Vertical ( or Horizontal ) Align Center".

    The objects will then be aligned at the average of their respective center coordinates.

    However, the same operation in Illustrator on iPad produces a different result. The iPad's "Align Center" aligns the object at the center of the selection (bounding box), rather than at the average of the coordinates.
    As far as I have confirmed, Photoshop and InDesign also have this specification.

    • It is difficult…
    36 votes

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  3. import DXF Blocks

    In fashion Industry, one of the most common exchange file format is DXF-AAMA/ASTM.
    If it is too complex to Illustrator to handle all the subtilities of this format, could it be possible at least to manage "Blocks" ?
    Blocks are DXF entities which can be assimilate as "Groups" or "Symbols"
    but in Ai Groups and Symbols may stay on a single layer.
    In DXF Blocks, you may have multiple entities on multiple layers, but you need to keep them as a single object.
    So I was wondering if Ai could generate for each Block a layer (with the name of…

    46 votes

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  4. Add Preview tick to Average dialogue

    Average dialog can be still confusing, and I personally often use a wrong option when I average points.

    For some reason when I choose 'horizontal', I often imagine points to share the same X value, 'occupy the same position horizontally'... Same applies to Y. Sure, this is not what Ai mean, in fact it’s 'stick to the horizontal axis'.

    I see both views as valid, and can’t learn it solid enough to never make mistakes. However, Ai can learn and add the sticky Preview checkmark, so I and others were able to see the result before they hit OK.

    Ai…

    8 votes

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  5. Allow us to choose the order of controls in Control panel

    We can choose which items we want to see in Control panel, but we can’t reorganize it. Unlike InDesign’s Control, which is tightly assembled in several rows and shows more controls , Ai’s one is less strict, it’s just a row.
    And since the width of the screen is often limited, some controls get compacted or removed. I’d like to control it.

    7 votes

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  6. API for getting the reflection/flip property of an image frame

    We would like to get the flip property of an image frame..
    It can be in a similar way to the way we get the rotation by passing the matrix:
    AIAPI void (*AIRealMatrixGetRotate) ( const AIRealMatrix *m, AIReal *angle );

    If this is not possible, then as a workaround we can get some notifies, for example: kFlipHorizontalNotifier or kFlipVerticalNotifier in order to know that the user selects to flip the image.

    Thanks,
    Chen

    11 votes

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  7. Highlight selected segments

    Ai fails at displaying selected segments.
    Here, in the GIF, both selections look identical — until I move the partially selected art. Only then I notice that the diagonal segment was selected in the left shape.

    This is a core and tough problem to solve, but it does not mean it’s OK to have it, because it leads to many errors often enough.

    7 votes

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  8. Rename linked file

    If I want to rename a file which is linked to a file (for whatever reason), I have to perform a humiliating process: find a link in Explorer, rename it, return to Ai, wait until it finds out the file is missing, search for the file in a dialog.

    When this would be so much faster just to right-click the file (on canvas or in Links panel) and do 'Rename linked file'.

    7 votes

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  9. LCH Gradients

    Add support for gradient interpolation spaces other than sRGB, such as LCH (Lightness, Chroma, Hue). When creating a gradient between non-analogous colors, the LCH color space preserves saturation throughout the gradient, whereas Illustrator's gradients have a muddy center.

    15 votes

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  10. Add a way to quickly access Smart Delete Point command

    The way the deleting of a point with a curvature kept works now is pretty hidden and unannounced. I see nothing about this in Help (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/editing-paths.html). There is no hint in the Current Tool field at the bottom of the screen, no cursor feedback, no label, no nothing.

    I do now remember exactly where I learnt about it though. Anubhav Rohatg told about it in a session with Taniya Vij (https://youtu.be/odch54arInA?t=944), saying that they have no time to polish it (and more than a year after it’s still not), and this 'principal scientist' basically intended this…

    7 votes

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  11. Add an option to not zoom to the artboard at newly created files

    When you create a document in Ai, it first gets created and they Ai fits the artboard in window. For me, at Windows, it also happens with a noticeable delay, which sucks.
    But in the first place — why does it do it? I never asked for it, I want it to be at 100% and have it fitted only when the artboard is larger than my viewport, not smaller!
    I’d like to have at least a key value to edit somewhere in Prefs file to disable this auto-zooming.

    7 votes

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  12. Show global swatch triangle marker in Fill Stroke Control when a global swatch is selected

    Global swatches are marked with a white triangle in the bottom right corner of the swatch. Book colors also have a black dot in this triangle.

    These triangles are displayed everywhere swatches are used in UI: Appearance, Properties, Control... But for some reason they are omitted in tool panels, in Fill Stroke controls (and also Gradient).

    I personally see no reason why. Sure users would benefit from knowing exactly if a color is global or not when they see the color chip anywhere.

    7 votes

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  13. In Appearance calling alternative color UI is done with Shift and not obvious Alt

    For some we have to hold Shift while clicking a fill/stroke square in Appearance panel to call the alternative pseudo-panel.
    Alt = Alternative. Sure, Macs have Option instead, but it also fits.

    Also, the hint has the 'Shift' and 'Color' written in lower-case: 'Hold shift key to bring up alternate color UI'... and I have no idea why 'alternate', why no alternation happens? Who wrote this hint?

    7 votes

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  14. Drag tools from one toolbar to another

    When I setup tool panels for various reasons), I can’t just drag it between tool panels.
    The only way to do it now is to remove the tool first in the first toolbox and add it again in the second one. Each panel has its own Edit mode and tools get dragged only within an edited panel :(

    7 votes

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  15. Create a guide trimmed to an artboard

    There is a almost unknown way to create guides limited to an artboards — you have to pick the Artboard Tool first, and then drag a guide out of rulers. The resulting guide will be limited to the artboard’s dbounds.

    However, we think about it somewhere in the middle of dragging a guide, using other tools... too late in a process!

    Can we get a modifier to hold while a guides is dragged out to toggle the global/local guide mode on the fly? Alt is taken to switch horizontal/vertical (and it’s cool), but Shift and Ctrl/Cmd are free and do…

    7 votes

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  16. Freeform gradient points copying with Alt+drag

    Ai does not apply the Alt+drag paradigm to color stops of freeform gradients. No duplication happens!
    We can workaround this, clicking the stop first, and then clicking in a free spot... But this is not OK, because this approach is not used anywhere else in Ai.
    You can have it kept, but add Alt+drag to copy stops.

    7 votes

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  17. Fractional resolution value in Document Raster Effects Settings

    I live in a metric part of the world and use millimeters as my main measuring unit, including type, strokes, and raster effects.

    Since inch a s SI unit, it now equals exactly 2.54mm.
    For me it means 254ppi is 100ppcm, 127ppi is 50ppcm, and instead of 300ppi I use 120ppcm (equals 304.8ppi) — which gives me exact integer dimensions for all of images I use. The grid becomes meaningful and all objects behave and befriend each other.

    Unfortunately for me, Illustrator plays this game not as good as I want it to — I can’t enter 304.8 to Resolution…

    7 votes

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  18. Allow Repeat to work on linked and embedded images

    Raster images are immune for Repeat functionality.
    Please make your new tools consistent and fully integrated to all existing ones.

    7 votes

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  19. Hitting Escape while creating a shape, an artboard, while using Rotate, Scale, etc., doesn't cancel the process

    When we marquee a selection and hit Escape — it gets canceled.
    When we hit Escape while dragging out a guide — it gets canceled.
    Dragging out a brush on the canvas — works.
    Dragging out a swatch to drop it on a gradient or the canvas — works.
    Dragging the appearance form the Appearance panel — works.
    ...and many other cases

    Escape does NOT work for these cases:
    1. Creating a shape, an artboard, an area text
    2. Rotating, scaling, shearing, free transforming...
    3. Setting up the width with the Width tool
    4. Setting up the gradient with the…

    6 votes

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  20. Give us selectionKeyObject

    Ai allows to set a key object, but does not allow scripts to utilize this.

    Please give us a way to grasp on it.
    An ability to mark one object in a selection can do so much more than it seems!

    6 votes

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