Change "Export For Screens" Save Path Default To File Folder
f I go to File > Export > Export For Screens the default save path points to the last folder I used. What we as users are expecting is the default path to be equal to the same folder as the Illustrator file is currently located in.
If you feel this should not be the default at least give us a way to change this in the AI Preferences. Thanks!
Thanks for this feedback. We have started work on it. The default path will be that of the folder in which the file is located, and this will work at file level. Similar will be the case for Save for Web.
@Felix: Thanks. Yes, this is also in plans. We'll start work on this soon.
@Varun would be great if the last used custom preset was also remembered by the file... I'm constantly toggling PNG transparency depending on the file I'm working on (icons vs screen designs for UI design)
Philip King commented
Thanks Varun, that’s very good news. These are nuisances I encounter daily.
@Philip King: Thanks, we are looking into these requests as well. In particular, Ability to create custom presets is on the to-do list, and will soon be picked.
Philip King commented
What I want is confidence that when I open a file and export assets, the export location will the the same folder as the last time I exported from that file, regardless of how many other exports I’ve done in the meantime from other files to other locations.
- the export dialog should display the full path without having to tab into the field
- the export format settings should be saved with the file, not as a global setting
- the optional prefix should be specific to the file and saved with it
- the list of assets should show filenames in full when the window is expanded
There are feature request on all these going back to 2018 at least.
In fact it turns out I posted about the problem with filename length back in 2017
It would also be good to get some attention on the long-standing request regarding export presets:
Perfect, look forward to seeing it in the product
Thanks Drew and Felix.
@Felix: Yes, the path for the second file will not be the same as first file.
The way it should work is exactly like PS.
Open a .ai file in folder A, and when you export, it will export back to folder A (unless you then navigate to a different folder to save in to).
Then if you open another .ai file from say folder B, when you go to export it will export back to folder B (unless like before you then navigate to a different folder to save in to)
@Varun Sounds great! Can i just confirm:
In you example below, if I open a second file and hit export, the export path shown will be the last used path for the second file, not the path for the first file?
@Felix and Andrew: The way we are planning to implement is: When you hit export, the path shown will be that of the folder in which path resides. If you change this path to some other folder, then it will remember this path, and for your subsequent export, this new path will be shown. And this will work at file level.
Is this what you have in mind? Or did I misinterpret?
Andrew Baumgartner commented
I echo Felix's comments. I generally export files to a sub directory of the AI file location.
@Varun any way we can customise the default path? I always have a /exports folder alongside the illustrator file, it would be great if I could specify that exports folder (or any other folder), and have it remembered specifically for that file.
When I go to export again for that file, it remembers that exports location.
If I open a second file, it would remember the path for that second file.
Seems to be impossible...
fix fix fix this!! need to remember per file, not last opened file OMG cant be that hard
Danny A commented
Over a year and this is still not implemented. Bad form Adobe....
Alison Waidell commented
I feel like this was updated and I was able to export to the current folder without having to change it every time. But now, since the new update, it's reverted back to having to update every time. What the heck happened? We shouldn't be going backwards.
Totally agree with this, vote here too: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/39133189-export-for-screens-should-remember-settings-for-a
Yeah, hard to change folder every time.
But if you are working with two or more projects with different export settings, you have to change all those too. Very Frustrating.
...and of course you forget to do that and then you have PDFs all over your folders, when you just wanted some png for mock-up.
I really but really don't understand why is so hard to implement it, such a huge pain ********** to always find the folder.
2020 is out and I was hoping a fix for this. But sadly no fix :(
Please Please fix this!
It can't be hard thing to do