Replace Image With Symbol
I would like to select any number of images on my document and replace them with a symbol. I would like the symbol to be in the exact same location as the images were and be the exact same size (if the image is clipped by a clipping mask, I would like the symbol to be the size of the clipping mask). I would like the option for the symbol's proportions to be 1) retained and match the height of the images being replaced (in case the image proportions are different), 2) retained and match the width of the images being replaced (in case the image proportions are different), or 3) match the image proportions. A few people have managed this with scripts, but I haven't found one that doesn't mess with the X/Y location and/or width/height (it could be because they're not taking into account the clipping path--either way, this would be a great Illustrator feature).
A valid request, voted.
I know a specific script that does respect clipping masks when calculating bounds, but it it is no about replacing symbols specifically, but about resizing to a certain size...
But then there is a paid plugin, FindReplace Art by Astute Graphics, it does the thing you want for sure.