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  1. Saving from Ai to PDF do not show the link image

    When saving Ai to PDF, the link image is not shown in the saved PDF.

    1 vote

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  2. Add a 'Select More' menu option

    When working with a very busy file, it's often much easier to select an anchor or line segment than an object.

    My idea is to have a menu option that selects the object or objects which currently have anchors or line segments selected.

    A user could select an object by first selecting one of its anchors, and then using this menu option.

    If the user hits this feature multiple times, it could continue to 'select more' by, for example, selecting all siblings within the current group, and then the group itself, and then the group's siblings etc.

    6 votes

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  3. Drawing artboards in alphabetical order

    Add the possibility to reorder the artboards in alphabetical order.

    2 votes

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  4. Trigger "view guides" when adding one from rulers

    Hey everyone, this might be a little request coming from a silly designer, let me explain :

    When I was using illustrator guides lately, I found something that bugged me out, I tried to drag a new guide from the "rulers" on the corner of the canvas, I placed it where I wanted to, and to my surprise it wasn't showing, then I quickly remembered the "show guides" option inside the "view" tab was on "hide".

    Of course it displayed every guide that I previously dragged in when I switched it to "show", but speaking in UX terms, it should…

    3 votes

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  5. Locked Object as Key Object

    It would be very helpful to have the option to enable a locked object to be selected as a key object. I would make aligning object workflows to be slightly more efficient.

    2 votes

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  6. Give me an absolutely AI-free version, please!

    Plese offer a version with NO AI at all, in ANY Adobe products

    4 votes

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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.

    1 vote

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  8. Firefly Text to Image and Text Effects inside illustrator

    Text to Vector is Awesome, will be nice to have Firefly Text to Image and Text Effects directly in illustrator, so we can preview our generations with other compositing assets in canvas.

    Maybe a Firefly Panel, where we can choose what we want to generate, vector, image, or text effect.

    1 vote

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  9. Addressing long-standing graph tool issues

    Just went back to prerelease site where I logged a complaint about the Radar graph. Feedback was that the error was not an error but an intentional result. I am however not satisfied with that reply. Other graph tools remember grid line settings, font settings, etcetera. Radar tool reverts all those settings every time the graph is updated. This is not a logical result. But this is just one of many complaints about the graph tools and there has been zero development of graph tools, as far as I can see, since they first appeared over 30 years ago. I…

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  10. Moved and pasted objects keep thrown off by 0.0001 pixels

    I'm trying to copy, paste, then merge items. However, the pixels keep getting thrown off by .0001 pixels. Even when I put it back in place, it moves back to .0001 px above or below the actual coordinate. I already spoke to a team that did not do anything about it. This has been costing me literally over 100 hours of wasted time. I now give up and can't sleep knowing my pixels are not rounded to the nearest desired coordinate. Somebody for the love of God fix the **** bug. It's super duper annoying, especially for the OCD and…

    1 vote

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  12. Find / Replace font... to include adjusting font and text size

    I would like to see a capability added to the find/replace font... feature to include finding and replacing text sizes throughout a document. I make a lot of repetitive text throughout many artboards and sometimes I have to adjust the text size of a particular font. In addition I sometimes have mixed fonts in a textbox and have to adjust the size of one or a few of them separately without changing the size of the other fonts. That would be a super time-saving feature too.

    2 votes

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  13. Allow to zoom pattern swatches on right click hold, like we can do in Graphics Styles

    Patterns can we very detailed, and we can have some pattern variants that don’t differ much from each other. Even when we choose to have Large Thumbnail View in Swatches, it doesn’t really help much to distinguish these.

    It’d be useful if we could do the same thing as Graphic Styles panel does — to click and hold a right mouse button to view a giant thumbnail of the clicked pattern.

    The only difference would be that styles are displayed applied to the selected objects, while there is no such need for patterns — a simple square thumbnail will do.

    3 votes

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  14. Illustrator on Web now has Quick Pen tool. Desktop Ai needs one too

    Illustrator on Web got this Quick Pen tool (https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-on-the-web-beta-discussions/introducing-the-new-quick-pen-tool-beta-in-illustrator-on-the-web-beta/td-p/14146260) in October of 2023, very similar to the recently abandoned Spiro Tool plugin, to Tangent Arc tool by Graffix, and to some of Astute Graphics’ plugins.

    This is not a replacement to any one of them, and to the Illustrator’s native Curvature, but it’s an interesting tool to have at desktop as well.

    2 votes

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  15. We should be able to right-click on any command and Add a Hotkey to it

    Ai is stuck in 90-s with the UI’s paradigm.
    We need faster ways now.

    Why can’t we right-click any command in the top bar menu and choose 'Add a keyboard shortcut' command that will immediately open the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog with this clicked menu item already chosen?

    Why should be go to the dialog separately and search for the command once more?

    3 votes

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  16. Graphic Styles direct hotkeys

    Some of us use graphics styles A LOT. And a way to quickly apply them now requires aiming and clicking. In modern now, a precise targeted click is the most inconvenient, attention-expensive, and rather ineffective gesture.

    Pro users use hotkeys.
    Since InDesign’s Quick Apply is not a thing yet (that’s another story), we’d like to be able to assign direct hotkeys to chosen styles.

    There are several ways to approach this: by name, or by position in the list... but not as an action wrapper — we have so little of F-keys.

    3 votes

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  17. Rename Unembed to Unembed All when several images are selected

    A command in the Links panel’s flyout menu allows us to Unembed an image, when it’s selected.
    It’d be great if the name of the command change into 'Unembed All...' when several embedded images are selected.

    Also mentioned here: https://x.com/DTP_Transit/status/1742338384302149796?s=20

    4 votes

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  18. Allow third-party developers to add dividers and custom sorting into Effect menus

    Third-party developers can add custom items in menus.
    Some create their own sub-menus, some add them in-between native commands... there are several practices they use and when they all get used together it feels somewhat chaotic.

    But it feels like this is because plugin devs can’t fully control the commands in menus. It turns out, they can’t control the order and sorting, add dividers in Effects (but seemingly can in every other menu)...

    Effect menu is the most weird menu in Ai, it looks different from others. Maybe that’s why?

    There is an existing UV post about it:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/36951433-effects-menu-is-smaller-larger-than-other-menus-on

    3 votes

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  19. Display Color Mode and Resolution (PPI) for a selected image in both Info and Properties panels

    Currently only the Control panel (which Ai team decided to hide for new users with their training-wheels Essentials workspace) shows a resolution and a color mode for a selected image, and Links (but only when expanded, which again is not the default).

    Properties shows nothing, despite the name.
    Same goes for Info panel.
    Make these better.

    Originally requested by Junior Rocha

    4 votes

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  20. Make scrollbars higher contrast or allow customizable colors for them

    The gray on gray scheme of the slider and handle in the scrollbars is extremely difficult to work with. Higher contrast is needed or provide the ability to customize the slider color. This is an accessibility issue for older or visually impaired users!

    5 votes

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