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  1. 118 votes

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  2. Support 16 bit images / iOS 11 Screenshots distorted

    Screenshots made in iOS 11 are distorted when open or used in AI. Distortion persists during export to pdf.

    AI 21.1.0
    macOS 10.12.6
    MacBook Pro 2017

    All other tested Image Softwares displayed the screenshot correctly (Photoshop CC, Preview, Chrome, Safari)

    87 votes

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  3. Please support WebP, JPEG XL/XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG file formats (import and export)

    Dear Illustrator team, pleas add support for thess file formats in Illustrator: WebP, JPEG XL, JPEG XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG

    67 votes

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  4. Display copies of links' duplicates as instances, like in InDesign

    It would be nice if Illustrator's link panel was more link InDesign's in that it collapsed instances of the same linked file into an accordion. The user can then update multiple instances of a file to the same new link or link them individually to separate new links.

    46 votes

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  5. Place multiple files in a grid like InDesign (Gridify)

    InDesign has a very nifty feature that I would like to see in Illustrator; if you press the arrow keys while placing multiple files at once, you can create a "grid" of said files. Depending on the job I'm working on, I have to place hundreds of files at once... Having this feature would streamline a lot of my projects.

    44 votes

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  6. 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.

    35 votes

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  7. Can you PLEASE PLEASE just put a simple trash can icon on the links panel so i can just delete links that are no longer pertinent?

    Can you PLEASE PLEASE just put a simple trash can icon on the links panel so I can quickly and easily delete links to images that are no longer pertinent. this would be valuable because I use the same base maps over and over but import different source sketches that I trace/digitize on to the map. once the feature is digitized and I've deleted the sketch the link lives on forever. Or better yet, just the way it works in InDesign (maybe you've heard of it) - if you delete the image, the link to it automatically deletes.

    24 votes

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  8. 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,…

    21 votes

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  9. Clickable hyperlinks embedded text

    To be able to embed text for example for this:

    https://thankyou.my.id/ for text thank you
    <a href="https://thankyou.my.id/">thank you</a>
    or <a href=http://www.example.com>Example</a>

    18 votes

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  10. 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'.

    And please consider the other similar request about renaming an embedded image:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/47013226-rename-embedded-image

    14 votes

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  11. 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…

    14 votes

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  12. Resize linked images to 100%, or adjust image’s scale / resolution

    Right click on an imported or linked image (Like a picture you just took with your phone or any other image) and have an option "Resize to Original Size" or "Resize to 100%." Similar to Apple's Keynote application for imported images when you click the button "Original Size."

    14 votes

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  13. link panel shows what layer the (missing) link is on and/or makes 'go to link' work on hidden layers too.

    When links are missing that are on a hidden layer there is no way to easily spot them and check on in multilayered files. Since the GoToLink function only works on active layers, there is no other way but showing ALL layers and then using this function, remembering the layer and then hide the layers again; a painstaking procedure with large multilayered files. Would be nice if the link panel would simply state on which layer the missing link resides. Or make the GoToLink function automatically make the appropriate layer visible, like when pasting onto a hidden layer with 'paste…

    13 votes

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  14. Rename embedded image

    I want an ability to rename an embedded image.
    Perhaps I don’t like the nonsense somebody else used to name it before embedding.
    Or I just want to give it a name in Links, to be able to distinguish them better (and no, renaming an item in Layers does not do that).

    And please consider the other similar request about renaming a linked image:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/45706090-rename-linked-file

    11 votes

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  15. Image trace has been ruined since 27.6.1.

    Bring old image trace back. I cannot use it anymore. Default setting should be same as old, just some general 2 color trace. Default Image trace makes picture pink and very noisy and every preset is just some ugly artsy thing.

    10 votes

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  16. 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.

    7 votes

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  17. Prevent astronomic file size when using multiple copies of the same embedded image

    Allow copies of the same embedded image to have one source and not just copy when duplicating these images. Copy only when a change is made to a copy of the embedded image. I like to make multiple versions of some artwork that may contain a raster image embedded and when i copy that artwork it makes another copy of that unchanged embedded image along with the copied vectors, causing a significant increase in file size when that raster image is still the same. I could use linking but file management gets harder with absolute links. Either use the same…

    7 votes

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  18. 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.

    7 votes

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  19. Allow drag and drop of cropped images like InDesign does

    It will be great time saving if i can quickly replace an image just by dragging and dropping an image into a frame of a cropped image like i can do in InDesign. I too slow to have to look for the new link of the image open finder search thumbnails, etc. Could that be possible?

    7 votes

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  20. An ability to control the assumed resolution for placed PNG files

    Raster images brought into Illustrator always seem to appear at 72 ppi, and are scaled too large relative to an artboard with 300 ppi raster effects. There is no way to set images to appear at the desired resolution, instead requiring you to manually adjust their size with the transform tools.

    A 300 pixel wide PNG appears on the artboard scaled 4.17 inches/105.8 mm wide. It's too big and blurry if you print it. You have to down-size it manually with the transform tools... awkward.

    The desired behaviour is for raster images to appear scaled on the artboard at an…

    7 votes

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