Display Performance Quality like InDesign (an image proxy capability for large images)
It would be cool to be able to adjust the Display Performance (even if only on placed bitmaps) like InDesign (Fast Display / Typical Display / High Quality Display) in order to gain a performance boost.
John Daryl Obera commented
Yes I will vote to make this happen, just like a proxy in Premiere Pro where you can use to make a faster workflow, and not crash Illustrator like if you have a very complex vector background that is you're not going to edit often. This is a really big help.
Jeff Richetti commented
That's exactly what i was going to put here. This would be awesome. And it would put an end to those errors when illustrator stops saving the **** file.
I really like in after effects and premiere how you have the ability to use proxies. I do a lot of large signage and I have to import very large PSD files, illustrator is extremely slow and crashing a lot. I have sort of accepted it as a way of life, saving my files regularly, but it would be nice if large images worked better in illustrator. Maybe something like InDesign would be good. In InDesign you can choose different levels of preview quality. InDesign is wicked fast because of this.