Illustrator Feature Requests

When entering a new feature request, please provide:

  1. Description
  2. Why is this valuable to you?
  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Make Illustrator multi threaded on CPU

    Illustrator performance is awful, its slow and lumbering at all but the most basic operations. It is bound to only a single cpu thread which is ridiculous now in an age of multi core and multi thread CPU's and it has been this way for many years. It cannot handle background tasks and is completely out of parity in function and performance with other Adobe software such as photoshop and inDesign.

    353 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  80 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Reduce more memory used and improve whole application performance speed.

    Improvement of whole application performance speed.
    Reduce the amount of memory used. (But keep a nimble performance)
    User thinks that performance improvement is the most important, but please do not correct it so that it will improve by using a lot of memory.

    Reasons :
    Recently, memory management has improved, but application crashes due to illegal memory access still occur.
    If the operation speed is slow, I think that work efficiency will be the most degraded.
    Reduction in time to start up and performance greatly affect all work.
    Not all users are using the new and high spec machines.
    Although…

    24 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. SEARCH FUNCTION

    URGENTLY NEEDED.... we need a search function for the layers menu - not a location object, but a real "search layers for name" function.

    I have a client project with 584 layers, each with a unique name, and each containing stuff. Scrolling thru the layers menu to find a specific layer name is annoying!!!

    Even (******) CorelDraw offers a search layers function - so obviously the GODLY software Illustrator NEEEEEEEDS this. Come on, this should have been included since 2010.

    Just my opinion,
    Alldaron

    17 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Please make a built-in option to re-link multiple instances of a picture just like in inDesign.

    Very frustrating to re-link 200 files individually via the LINKS panel.

    12 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Display Performance Quality like InDesign

    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.

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add trackpad support for Surface Book devices.

    Windows Surface Book trackpads have little to no gesture support. It's incredibly annoying. Please add pinch to zoom, two finger scrolling, etc.. The same functionality you would expect on a macbook would be great.

    7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Please help ALL Adobe CC products load 2x sooner, run 2x faster, and use 0.5x the memory...

    It is clear, by running applications of other vendors on the same PC, that my PC is running fast and smooth. That is for all vendors, except Adobe. Although Adobe CC products are great in my eyes, they take a LONG time to load, have huge delays when switching tools or workflows, and use large amounts of memory on my Task Manager. If the overall speed of everything could be doubled, and the amount of memory used could be halved, then we would be in the right ball-park, performance wise.

    7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Select non-default eGPU for hardware acceleration

    We use external GPUs as provided to us by Apple in the External Graphics Development Kit and want to use these eGPUs instead of default GPUs built into the MacBooks.

    7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  9. Performance of overprint preview mode and GPU preview mode

    Hi Team,

    Im form a print and packaging industry.

    1. we frequent work in overprint preview mode but when we switch to overprint preview mode we feel death slowness in the illustrator performance and also checking for the seperation preview is also very slow.

    it take minimum of 3 to 8 second to zoom in the artwork

    2. some time in GPU preview mode we see a red strip above the rulers

    Please have a look at the snap shot for our system specifications

    and I use Illustrator V23.0.1

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. REAL TIME SYMMETRY

    Illustrator could show the symmetry drawing results in really real time, as Affinity Design does.

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Align to (selection. object. artboard) 3 of them should be visible always & in 1 click access

    keep changing the Align to artboard by clicking on Align Button once in properties panel than click again align to Artboard , it is annoying why dont keep the three options available all the time without hiding them ander Align option

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. presentation screen mode

    Add presentation screen mode, similar to Indesgin

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Drag & Drop Appearance

    Hi,

    Currently, moving individual "Appearance" between objects is a difficult route:
    1. Select the object. Deselect the object.
    2. Display the "Appearance" palette
    3. Delete unnecessary "Appearance"
    4. create a style. with the right Apperance
    5. Select the object.
    6. ALT + Click on the style to add a new Appearance to the existing Appearance of the object.

    Whew ....

    Can you not create the ability to drag the Appearance?

    It would be great and so much more time during work.

    Best Regards

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Tools move in tool bar, I need to reset tool bar back to default but then moves again with 2/3 mins of working. Please advise. Thanks.

    Tools move in tool bar, I need to reset tool bar back to default but then moves again with 2/3 mins of working. Please advise. Thanks.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Illustrator CC 2019 after updating software says it ran out of memory

    New version of Illustrator CC 2019 installed, but the software keeps crashing and says not enough RAM to open file or work on the file. But my MAC has enough RAM. ??
    How can this be fixed?

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Purge clipboard

    It would be good to have "Purge clipboard" command in order to prevent lagging after copying/cutting large amounts of data. Currently the best way is to draw a simple shape and cut that to the clipboard, which feels very dumb but does the job.
    Or just somehow solve the lagging when the user has data on the clipboard :)

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Assets Export - Good but could be better

    The assets exporter is a good idea but:
    1 - As name it takes the top-layer/group name. I have everything sorted in groups and what I need is in the 3rd level, thats the name and the layers I want to export as an assets, but is imposible right now.

    2- Why it works only dragging from the canvas? It would be SO good if we could drag them from the Layer tab, more handy.

    3- Why the asset preview hide if you hide the layer/group? Makes no sense and makes it more confusing.

    Those are so common sense things,…

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Better handling huge images in clipboard

    When I cut huge images, AI literally puts them in clipboard and it takes minutes to complete and sometimes crashes AI.

    But I usually do this only to immediately paste them in front/back of other objects, to make desired order.
    AI don't have commands in Layers palette like 'Move in front/back of selected objects', so this is almost the only way to achieve this.
    Dragging selected objects (including images) within Layers palette is very incovinient, because I don't know exactly where targeted object is located there (but I can clearly see it on page).
    I also can cut image from…

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Clean, uncluttered interface

    How about designing a user-friendly, intuitive vector app with a clean, uncluttered interface? You know, like Freehand used to be!

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Trackpad Zooming on Windows

    I need to be able to zoom with my trackpad on my high end XPS 15 Windows laptop. Many other programs, including Adobe programs, are capable of this. There is no reason this should not be a feature.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
← Previous 1 3 4 5 6
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base