Option to export to clipping mask boundaries
When exporting assets to raster formats, it would be a huge time saver if we had an option to use the boundaries of clipping masks as the edge of the exported artwork. I created three triangles and used a circle as a clipping mask in the attached image. You can see that the exported file has a lot of padding around the artwork because the outer edges of the triangles are used as the boundaries of the file.
If there was an additional option to use the clipping mask boundary as the edge of the exported raster file, it would mean that I wouldn’t have to open every exported file in Photoshop to then crop to the edges of the artwork and re-save the file.
The fix has been rolled out and is available in our latest release build – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac which is available worldwide now.
What’s new in 24.1: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html
You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html
Thank you for all the feedback.
It is absolutely necesary. Whats the point in leaving all that blank space!
Gabriel Tobar commented
Please fix this feature, it could save a lot of time
Alexey Korepov commented
Here is workaround how to do this in current Illustrator https://design.tutsplus.com/articles/quick-tip-how-to-crop-raster-image-in-adobe-illustrator--vector-4989 but I vote too for have build-in quick tool for this!
Yes Adobe, you really cannot continue to ignore this. For me it renders the Asset Export tool pretty much redundant. Make it the top priority for the next release, please!
already an issue on this post too: https://bit.ly/2DAmL9V
Adobe NEEDS to make this work ASAP.
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Go here and vote it as a feature aswell... https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/33048115-treat-clipping-masks-as-object-boundary
Not even an "under review" from Adobe???? This is a serious workflow issue. How do they ignore it in good conscience?
This feature request has been open 15 months, and no response from Adobe.
I can't believe there are other issues that get a response and Adobe just ignore this one.
What's wrong Adobe? Do you not know how to fix it? Hahaha, somebody there must be seeing this.
You are all right. Adobe is wrong.
If you think about how long AI has been on the market. . . It is really easy to understand that this product has exceeded it’s life span. It has become such a beast that simple changes are prone to many errors.
Time for a complete re-write!
This is huge! As a web designer and developer, this is such a time suck and needs to be fixed ASAP! After laying something out to then have to take that into another program to crop is ridiculous!
Same here. The only way to retain the mask is to export each aboard individually using the SAVE FOR WEB (LEGACY).
If anyone is out there with good reach on social media, please share this issue and tag Adobe, they really need to wake up and fix this, it's a huge embarrassment.
Wow Adobe really are a complacent dinosaur of a company! People using their feature request section for a bug report, but they just ignore it anyway and don't care how bad they look. How about stop adding new features and fix the basics?
This should really get fixed! A big hinderance to the workflow. :(
Muhammad Abubakar Ayyaz commented
Please use option "Use artboards" in exporting window, check it on and get rid of all clipping out are and other extra
Kalle Long Juhani Järvenpää commented
Same for me. Pdf export works fine, though.
Useless until it's fixed.