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.
Evan Fotis commented
Not exactly a new format but, since Ai does not have Photoshop's layer comp option and thus the export layer comps to file, it could very easy add an "Export Custom Views" function to the export for screens dialogue box, as a tab next to assets and artboards.
This would immediately add the usability of export layer comps .
Philip King commented
I'm hitting this again today, and it's a real nuisance! I have to keep written notes of the export settings for each job and reset them each time.
Being able to save and import custom settings would be a major help. It would also help to have the settings saved within each file.
In addition to this, PLEASE make this function precisely like the one used in Photoshop. In particular: (1) it needs to be possible to export at <0.5x, which is currently the upper limit. If I am producing assets for iOS @3x for whatever reason -- say, they include an unscalable PNG from PS for instance -- to produce the 1x asset I need to export @0.33x, which you don't allow, but PS does. (2) The default export option should be to export to the SAME FOLDER IN WHICH THE FILE IS SAVED. This ridiculous omission costs me valuable time every time I have to export files in different locations. PS also has this correct. (3) Your defaults should be the default and they should change based on the file I have open, not based on the export options I had selected for the last file I had open, e.g. if I choose to export File A as 1.0x, 0.67x, and the aforementioned impossible 0.33x, the next time I export those options should NOT now be the default for an entirely different file, where most likely 1x, 2x, 3x are appropriate. RANT ENDED.
Nick Harris commented
Export for screens – absolutely brilliant. I set up all my iOS ions sizes (of which there are 14!) using bespoke widths and suffixes and exported the numerous PNGs. The next day, from a different computer, I open the same file and go to Export for screens only to find the bespoke settings do not exist. This is absolutely bonkers in a world where most designers use two computers, why would you design such a great feature where the settings are tied to the device and not the file? I'm sure Adobe has a logical answer to this question, but in truth, I'm not interested. What I want is a way of saving my bespoke settings, so if it is not possible to associate my output settings with a specific file, then at least when I get to the office I an import them.
David Bock commented
Would absolutely love to see export settings be saved by the file, or the ability to save user export preference profiles. Across all users it'll save countless hours. The major problem is that the export path is global which is a massive pain if you're working between two files.
This is one of the most annoying thing of export to screens, especially when you are working on multiple projects!
Colin Smith commented
There are now 16 resolutions of an app icon needed for iOS :-( The built in 1x, 2x, 3x does not come close to covering all the cases. And since, this app is still in app design, I've had to iterate on this icon a few times.
Having to re-enter all these sizes each time I want to use Export for Screens has turned in to a serious time sink.
Felix Terpstra commented
Saving export preferences with the file would be very useful!
If there was a way to avoid the dialogue box entirely, and just overwrite any existing files that would be the best
Philip King commented
This would be very useful! Working on multiple projects it is a nuisance that the export formats are a global setting. For example, one project needs transparent .png at one output size, but another project needs opaque .png at a different output size. If the preference was saved with the file it would help, and it would also help to have custom sets as suggested.
Yes please! Would also be great to save the specific settings with the file itself.
Instead of just iOS and Android Formats in the "Export for Screens" dialog box, let the use create a custom "Formats" set.