When exporting an image, using artboard, with a single artboard, don't change filename.
If save an image using "Export As" , and I select the "use artboards" (because I want the image to be of that size, and I only want to export one specific artboard of my file, It would be better if it didn't add to the file name (ie: the filename-01.png would be filename.png). This is because I find myself exporting each layer of the same artboard with a specific name (ex: characterarm.png, characterleg.png, etc) and I have to remove the "01"s manually.
I understand that this feature is really useful when exporting all the artboards at the same time, but sometimes I need to individually export layers of a specific artboard. That's why I'm saying, that this would apply if I am exporting a single artboard. (or have an option for this).
Greg Schoenbaechler commented
I agree that this is annoying and would be nice to have turned off, and there's a lot about their exporting that makes no sense, as is covered here, https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/39497440-using-a-character-other-than-underscore-for-append.
As I mentioned in that request, if you don't name the artboard and export it it'll export it as File-01.jpg, but if you name the artboard then it'll be exported as File_artboard-name.jpg. I would understand if it used an underscore or hyphen in both cases, but it doesn't. It makes no sense that exporting it in the exact same way winds up with different characters following the name of the file. I want to see it changed to where you can choose the character you can use, or at least change it to where it's a hyphen/dash in both cases. It'd be even better if you can also choose for it to only export as the file name.
June 2021 and this is still in need of a fix.
Come on Adobe - 10 years and counting. Sure, we'll give you a pass in 2020, there was a global pandemic afterall. Let's make 2021 count, eh?
This is very annoying. I don't mind that Adobe has the option to use the artboard name or add an 01 to the file name, but you SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION TO TURN THIS OFF!! I use my own file names and I don't want the custom name. Having to change all my file names manually is such a pain. It can't be that hard to add a button that says, "Don't use artboard name" or "use cutom file name". Please Adobe, fix this!
Doug Drexler commented
I'm astonished that after 10 years of begging, Adobe has not resolved this frustrating problem.
I vote for this idea too, PLEASE Adobe! Let us name exported files what we want.
Goes hand in hand with this thread: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/exporting-as-jpeg-with-use-artboards-adds-to-file-name/m-p/10874232#M162911
I've been making labels off and on for over a year for the company I work for. Illustrator wasn't adding the "-01" before! All of the label files only have a single artboard. After getting a new version of AI, now the filenames are being tagged with the "-01" artboard number. Please tell us how to turn this off. Like I said, it wasn't happening before, so I feel like there must be a way to stop it.
Radha Fitch commented
This has been so super annoying. Please make it stop.
Would absolutely love this, even just an option to turn the feature off would be great.