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!
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.
Felix Terpstra commented
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
Graham Spiers commented
I work on multiple projects. Each has a different output location and different output settings. The way export for screens is set up I have to reconfigure every time I change projects. The location is particularly bad when I accidentally export to the wrong location files end up in the wrong work flow. The other settings also should be per project.
Doooov this pleeeease! Shouldn't be an ask, should be how it works!
FIX THIS FIX THIS FIX THIS.
It can't be hard.
I often work with two or more projects and it is a **** to set export path and few export formats every time I change the project.
I'm literally talking to support about this right now - I've been told it's a "feature" that isn't currently available!! It's not a feature at all, it should be how it works! Photoshop does it, surely it's common sense that the export files should point to the same folder as the source file UNLESS you choose to put them elsewhere?!?!? Crazy.
Roland Siegenthaler commented
It absolutely should select the path of the AI file or the path that was last used for that specific file.
It does not make any sense to globally take the prefix and the path that was last used in illustrator.
Hey Adobe, most of us work on more than one file at the time. thanks for fixing this before I get retired in 30 years.
Please implement this feature!
Dima Strapchev commented
Yes, please, implement this.
Fix this !
Jason Christ commented
I would echo previous comments that "Export for Screens" should default to the current file's folder, just as it does with "Export as..."
Adobe, please implement this basic use case (defaulting to exporting to the same folder as the opened .ai/image file) for Export for Screens just like it was implemented for Export As.
About half of the 116 votes for implementing the similar "Export As" feature request were actually requesting this be implemented for Export As Screens instead or in addition to that, as seen here:
However, for some reason, that request was only accepted and implemented for Export As, resulting in inconsistent behavior with this extremely tedious bug or undesirable behavior remaining for Export As Screens.
As it stands now, it's a lot easier and saves time to use other applications for basic image editing like cropping and saving in other formats, etc. (when don't need major editing) instead of Illustrator primarily due just to this massively tedious and extremely time-consuming process of having to navigate up and then down again dozens of folders to completely different paths or even drives every time I export, which I have to do every time I make any change to any Illustrator file.
So please considering implementing this too, for consistency and because half of the 116 votes in the other accepted feature request were actually (per their comments) requesting it be done for Export For Screens instead.
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Daniel Laberge commented
Please give us that option.
I hate selecting a folder every time!
Hans Blaettler commented
It was almost 3 months ago that this idea was introduced ... Does anyone have an idea whether Adobe will respond to this or how we will receive feedback? Or is it necessary to have a minimum of votes before this even comes to Adobe's attention?
I would like to add in for this request. I work from a central server, and it would save me massive amounts of time to be able to export to the folder where my .ai file is located rather than the last location. Even better would be multiple options about the default export folder.
The current setup is garbage.
Yes +1 vote for me. This is a really frustrating waste of time every time I want to export some graphics
Please do not forget to make it also in Export / Save for web (we still use this, don't dump it).
Each file should remember it's own export folder and if it's not recorded, show the folder where the file is located now.