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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Could not read file because the plug in did not understand this file

    Hi,

    Illustrator was working fine, suddenly crashed and now says: 'Could not read the file because the plugin did not understand this file' everytime I try to launch.

    I had alot of vectors on the document and several artboards and copies of work, some complex shapes and masks ect. Some of the some of the shapes which were masks in groups were clipping images, some of these clipping mask groups had been copied across documents and had missing links, which may be part of the problem.

    Upon launching Illustrator a dialogue box appears and asks to 'replace' or 'ignore' the…

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  2. Unable to activate fonts because "Not signed in" even though I am signed in!

    I am trying to open an Illustrator file that has two fonts which are not installed on my computer.

    When I open the file, a dialog comes up and I click the "Find Fonts" button. However, it gives me an error saying that I am not signed in (see attachment "not signed in").

    I am not able to click the Help menu option because the Find Font dialog window does not allow me to focus on the main window.

    When I close the Find Font dialog, I check the help menu to discover that I am, in fact signed in!…

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  3. Colors dull when exporting png

    OS: iOS High Sierra version 10.13.4
    AI CC up to date

    When I export my AI document and choose PNG format, the colors are dull. The colors are correct when I save using Export, legacy, PNG. I was told by adobe support twitter that they confirmed that they got the same result as me and to report the problem.

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  4. Incorrect stroke-width on Import of SVG

    I've converted a series of EPS graphics to SVG using Inkscape. Most of these graphics have a "transform" attribute that is used to reduce the dimensions/stroke-width of each path. On open, Illustrator handles the dimensions correctly, but does not appear to apply the stroke-width correctly. I've written a PHP script that removes the transform by manually overriding each coordinate/stroke and the SVG's seem to now work correctly. Here's the link to the library if anyone wants to try it:

    https://github.com/bpopp/svgtransform/

    There's also a more in-depth description of this bug.

    5 votes
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  5. Saving issue - the error box pops up...

    I was using CC 2017 and went to save my file and a box popped up that said

    "This printer driver is not supported by Illustrator"

    I clicked okay and it let me go back to working. When I went to save again the same thing popped up. I updated to CC 2018 and when the program opened this same message popped up.

    It seems to still let me work in the program, but when I go to save the screen goes black and freezes the program for about 20-30 seconds

    5 votes
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  6. 'Can't save some resource data, but artwork was saved successfully. AN I/O error occurred. Id:-36'

    'Can't save some resource data, but artwork was saved successfully. AN I/O error occurred. Id:-36'

    This happens when saving an illustrator doc now.

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  7. PNG files rendered from AE import as blank linked files in Adobe Illustrator

    PNG files rendered from AE import as blank linked files in Adobe Illustrator

    Steps to Reproduce Bug:
    1. Render a PNG from AE using the default Output Module.
    2. Place the resulting PNG into an Adobe Illustrator document.

    Results: PNG does not show in AI document as expected.

    Expected Results: PNG would show as if it had been created/saved in Photoshop.

    Note: Opening the PNG from AE and re-saving it from PS results in at PNG that imports as expected.

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  8. illustrator doesn't save file!

    illustrator doesn't save file!
    1 - opened the file
    2 - made edits
    3 - saved
    4 - the save indicator showed that the file was saved
    5 - closed the file
    6 - opened the file - changes were not saved !!!!!!

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  9. illustrator exporting bug.

    When i export in the latest version, the file name reverts back to an older file name and tries to save it in the previous location. I need it to export as the same name as the ai file and in the same location as the current ai file. I've never had this issue in any older versions of illustrator.

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  10. Illustrator 24.2 not saving changes!!!!!

    Since the last update it already happened twice, and I am mad as ****!!!

    I just had another file that I worked one day before, and when I opened it now, the file has a lot of missing changes! Pretty much hours of work are gone! And I will have to do all over again! Luckily I had saved a copy as PDF to show to the client, so some graphics I could recover, but all the text elements I will have to redo!

    And the crazy thing is that I have the habit of saving changes pretty much every…

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  11. Default save location for "SAVE FOR WEB" in Illustrator 2020 (24.2)

    Hello,
    In version 24.2 of Illustrator the behavior of the SAVE FOR WEB (LEGACY) function has change. In version 24.1 and older, the default saving location vas the last saved location used, in version 24.2 it is the location where the Illustrator (.ai) file is located which is by default. I was wondering if this is a bug or voluntary choice because it affects my work flow considerably even if it may seem like a small detail. I understand the value of saving by default where the Illustrator (.ai) file is located, but I would like to choose the method…

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  12. Exporting to PNG with smaller dimensions than artboard creates blurry edges

    If you have an artboard, let say sized at 160x160px, and export down to 1/10th the size (e.g., 16x16px) the export will be blurred on both the Y and X-axis in Illustrator version 24.

    I have attempted to uninstall Adobe (both with and without my preferences), I have attempted to change the the PPI/DPI settings as well. Nothing seemed to fix this.

    The only workaround I can find currently is to reinstall version 23, which will soon be removed from the creative cloud.

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  13. Save As and Save

    I open an existing file, make edits and either Save As or Save (ctrl+s). A dialog box says the file couldn't be saved because of various possible reasons which none of are true. I immediately try to Save As or Save (ctrl+s) after closing the dialog and the save is successful. This happens 99% of the time since 24.0.1 (possibly sooner).

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  14. Illustrator strips out XMP metadata when exporting PNGs

    From CS1 until CC2017 when exporting PNGs the XMP metadata was preserved; Adobe BROKE this in CC2018/2019/2020! It works for all other file formats. We have production customers that rely on the XMP metadata matching between the Illustrator file and the exported PNG. FIX IT! Photoshop fixed this bug in their most recent release - why are you behind?

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  15. Save As... (PDF) not recorded in Action

    After upgrading to 24.1 and macOS Catalina "Save As..." isn't recorded anymore in an Action.

    I used to have an Action which saves any layout as a PDF, always stored the PDF with the same name in a fixed location and closed the file. Now this doesn't work anymore.

    I can "Insert Menu Option" Save As but then I have to enter a name and choose a file format.

    Such a shame!

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  16. Jagged edges on placed raster when exported from "Export for Screens" (v24)

    When I export a JPG from the "Export for Screens" dialog at any resolution (I usually do 300dpi), placed raster graphics have a jagged edge. The same artboard exported at the same resolution with the same anti-aliasing settings using File > Export > Export As turns out nice and smooth.

    Note: neither "Type Optimized" or "Art Optimized" settings help. Resetting AI preferences did not help.

    Operating System: macOS Mojave and Catalina (happening on two different systems)

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Create an artboard in Illustrator
    2. Place a raster image with curved edges such as an oval, especially if it's…

    4 votes
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  17. Save/Save As doesn't work in Action


    1. Make a new document

    2. Record a new Action for Save (CMD+S) and Save As (Shift+CMD+S), stop Action

    3. Do something in the document - Draw the rectangle for example

    4. Play Save/Save As Action

    5. Close the document (Attention!!! No warning about Save Changes!!!)

    6. Open the document

    Result: Opened document doesn't contain the rectangle.
    That means nothing happened with this document while Play Actions

    Illustrator ver. 24.0.2
    It is the critical issue and my suggestion to downgrade Illustrator to 24.0.1, if you use "Save/Save as" and "Close" commands in Actions in your work

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  18. ⚠️ ⚠️ svg filter effect rasterized in image instead of generating svg filter element when exporting svg file

    macOS Catalina version 10.15.1
    Adobe Illustrator 24.0.1

    Steps:
    File -> New (Web -> Common)
    Rectangle Tool (M) -- draw rectangle on artboard
    Effect -> SVG Filters -> AIShadow1
    Open "Asset Export" panel. Choose SVG from "Format" combo box in panel. Click "Generate a single asset from the selection" button at bottom of panel. Expand "Export Settings" in panel, and click "Export" button at bottom of panel. Choose directory for export.

    Expected result:
    SVG file should have a "filter" element. No PNG file should be generated.

    Actual result:
    The exported SVG file does not contain a "filter" element. And…

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  19. Metadata title isn't saving (24.0)

    When I save an illustrator file, it's stripping out the specified metadata title and replacing it with the filename upon re-opening the file. Even if I re-enter the info in Bridge, when I modify & save the file in Illustrator, it reverts to the file name.
    When I export the image though, it attaches whatever title is showing in the file info panel in Illustrator, regardless of whether it will "stick" after closing or not.

    Also to note, if I enter info into other fields it seems to work fine. It's only the Title that is being overridden.

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  20. Please fix export SVG, Adobe illustrator, AI ruins vector graphics

    I used AI to create vector graphics for a game for around 3 months, until now, I moved to Affinity designer until AI fix their SVG export

    In AI a problem was always present:
    The SVG export.

    Adobe Illustrator ruins SVG graphic files:
    - Gaps between shapes
    - Gradient color unwanted alterations
    - Layers might overlay incorrectly
    - Wrong transparency percentage
    (All the above only after exporting in SVG format)
    (I only work using vector graphics, so the issues are all for vector graphics)


    Please, fix vector graphic exporting in SVG format
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