Unembed multiple images all at once
Be able to select multiple linked images in links palette and unembed them simultaneously.
Another solution would be to use a paid Image Extractor plugin from ESKO DeskPack: https://www.esko.com/en/support/product?id=Image%20Extractor%20for%20Adobe%20Illustrator
There is a script which can help you with this task:
Dina Dembicki commented
another workaround would be to import the tiles into PS as a smart vector object, then size to where you need the resolution to be, and rasterize the smart object.
Hello, you can run this script
until this option run officialy in illustrator
source from :
Steph Hiatt commented
Rob: can you isolate the tiles onto a layer?
If so, you could hide the other layers and save a copy of the AI as an EPS with artboards unchecked; Photoshop will import it as one, flat file.
Or export the tile layer as a JPG or PNG, and skip Photoshop?
Rob Hutchings commented
Yeah, seriously this is needed! Also the ability to set the resolution of the images would help. I've picked up a file where another designer edited a PDF in Illustrator as the basis for a map destined on an A0 board. The basemap has about 128 tiles which are 450+dpi and is causing the .ai file to save at over 1.2GB.
I really need a quick way to export all those tiled images (ideally together) so that I can load up into Photoshop to get the file size down by reducing the images to about 100dpi.
Of course this should have been down at the outset but the file has been developed too far now! The ability to make this type of change retrospectively is a must!
YES. designer embedded an image 32 times per file to make patterns; vendor needs the images linked.
i'm the middle guy, having to unemebed/relink files 32 times in 9 files.
production doesn't always feel like a wonderful career choice.