Custom presets for Asset Export
When adding in your own custom sizes and suffixes into the Asset Export panel it would be nice to be able to save these out as a preset for later use.
For my job I have to export the same image into 20-30 different sizes with individual names (suffixes) that don't change. That's why I thought it would be good if you could set up all the file sizes and names once then save it out as preset for later use or to even share with a colleague.
It would speed up the workflow for many people if this was a feature.
'Export for Screens' is useless unless you can either:
A) Manually select your own compression settings, or
B) Create a custom export preset
I second that we should be able to save predefined export settings. Preferably with a user-defined name. For asset exports sure, but for me, mostly for the "Export for Screens" functionality.
Something similar (or exactly like) what we are requesting exist already in Adobe Lightroom (Classic), where you can predefine export presets. In the case of Illustrator, mainly to setup the export of multiple sizes of the same design.
In the Lightroom version of this exact feature, you can even choose to include things like Metadata to put in the exported files, a variety of location choices for the export, file-naming schemes, and water-marking to put on files, ....
Surely you can "borrow" a little code from your Adobe buddies in that other department? :-)
I should add, that although all these extra features would be nice, an initial quick and dirty implementation could be as simple as providing a "Save Preset" button on the export screen allowing us to save that export setup with a name, and then a selection on the screen allowing us to load a named preset. That would satisfy me at least 98% of the way. :-)
How is it that AI does have a preset option, but only for single images. And not in batch? That seems wildly insane. I can imagine it taking very little time to implement the feature to all export options. Saving people here billions of hours of time and money.
Can I add a million votes for this feature?
It seems like I have to re-select my "Export for Screens" options every time I go to export something and it quickly becomes VERY tedious.
Maksym Ovsianikov commented
OMG, Adobe, why didn't you implement this feature?! It's a huge pain without it. PLEASE DO IT! Thank you!
Voted. Asset export settings and export path should be saved PER FILE!. Really lacking basic feature that I need everyday especially when working on multiple files. Also this could be kept as an option in preferences for users who don't want, "on" being the default.
Travis Romine commented
Whoa, how are there not custom presets for Export for Screens! Like all of the peeps in the thread I figured I was missing something... So strange that Adobe pushes you to use this new workflow... then leaves you hangin with no custom presets so you're stuck with whatever they feel like the correct compression is. There's no way to use Export for Screens to export in highly compressed formats like Low JPG, there is just the "20" preset but is way too large for the presentation I'm using. So I'm back to using CNTRL+SHIFT+S
David Greenwell commented
I'd like to add my vote for this very useful feature. Photoshop is able to save the export settings on a document-by-document basis - why is it missing from Illustrator? It sometimes seems like they are products from different companies (I realise they have different development teams but there should still be some consistency between products).
Adobe please allow the file to remember the export settings. This wastes so much time and when I go back to a file after a long time I don't always remember what export settings I used last time. They must be saved PER FILE!
Anyone who does logo-design for a living (among other things) needs custom presets for asset export. Please add it, as this would be a huge time saver. It's also confusing that you have a menu "Asset Export" and one "Export for Screens" then "Assets" and "Artboards". Can't you just create one "Asset Export" screen? It seems like it also never stores my presets in "Export for screens". I have to add it every time. The whole experience is really odd and not at all optimized for a good workflow.
There are about 10 different threads on this issue. I send a list of all the threads to customer support. I also spoke on the phone with the head of Illustrator CRM at Adobe for about an hour explaining the situation to him.
The solutions is to have custom presets that we can save and recall via a drop-down menu. These presets will have "Scales" and "Paths" stored in them. I think that is the most elegant solution. Also, some people would like to see a possibility to choose the color space as well. So RGB for screen export, but also a CMYK profile selector in the export option. That way we can also quickly create CMYK and print-ready export files without altering the original RGB file. In this case, the export menu should not be called "export for screens" but simple "batch exporter".
In Photoshop, there is a very cool free (Automate) plugin called the "Image Processor Pro". I use it every day.
I agree with everyone here, that this is very urgent. I also mentioned to Adobe, that this is a Workflow killer.
I have the issue, that my "Print-For-Screen > Artboard" settings wont save. Neither per document nor globally. So I have to re-enter all scales (I have 35 in total) every time I reload the the document. Right now its a half baked nightmare.
Kaio Spitz commented
I thought I was stupidly missing some save button or hidden in the menus, then I searched for this functions and realized it's not implemented and I really can't imagine how this went by the design crew, it's a real pain ********** to rewrite all of the scales and prefixes day in day out, please implement this feature adobe!
This is essential. And needs to be saved with the file. One client needs a certain set of sizes / names, another client needs different sizes. If it is saved with the file then I don't need to spend 20 minutes recreating the export for every new edit...
Shankar Kalbhor commented
It could be great if we can save settings for future references. Next to iOS and Android we can add another tab for custom templates.
Yes please implement saving 'export for screen' settings. I need to re-enter the same information over and over again for hundreds of files. Also, being able to choose RGB or CMYK when exporting would be helpful. And the pdf option doesn't seem to export the individual artboards but exports the whole work space.
Yes I have custom Sizes that I regularly need to export, I would be very helpful to have that config setup so it could be chosen and used in an action.
Jonathan C commented
Please, PLEASE implement "Save For Screens" export preset settings. I'm spending hours per week constantly re-entering the information.
Jakob Jagd Larsen commented
This is really needed. I don't understand how Adobe can make this feature and it's so not thought through.
You should be able to:
1) Save presets and be able to share them in the cloud.
2) Mark multiple export settings (left mouse + shift/ctrl) and change fx all to another format at once. (JPG or PNG or something else)
Yeah, Adobe this is torture … the ability to create presents, group and recall preset sets would be amazing.
Roy Leban commented
Export for Screens is seriously handicapped! Settings should be saved with the file, so you don't have to manually re-enter the settings every time you export. The world includes much more than Android and iOS (ever hear of Windows or Mac? or the idea that not everything that's being exported is for standard app usage?). It shouldn't be easy to accidentally export files to the wrong directory, like the directory from a completely different project or some weird default directory. And, because many different files do share settings (beyond iOS and Android) there really should be the ability to create additional templates.
See these requests:
(I'm sure i've missed some)
Absolutely, this would make my life much easier.