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  1. Freeze during heavy detail

    I'm working on a macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.4 MacBook Pro on Illustrator 22.1

    When I have a detailed design - ie a palm tree with numerous branches. I try and resize it or copy paste it and the program freezes then my whole computer freezes and I have to restart the computer.

    I expect this program to be able to handle designs with heavy detail and not freeze up every single time.

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  2. BUG - Illustrator won't open files

    Illustrator won't open files this is no good. On Illustrator vision 22.1 Mac book pro 2015

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  3. Jpg Image Won't Place in Illustrator 22.1

    I'm using a MacBook Pro Mid 2012. I've updated all of my apps. For some reason my JPG image won't place in Illustrator 22.1

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  4. Illustrator version 22.1 keeps crashing my computer.

    Illustrator 22.1 (64 bit)
    Windows 7

    Illustrator keeps glitching when used. Program will experience extreme lagging as well as leave ghost tracers as objects are dragged across the screen. Has crashed this pc twice.

    Virtually unusable as it is currently running.

    Problem does not happen with either Photoshop or InDesign on this pc.

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  5. Flickering cursor icon and Unresponsiveness (High Sierra 10.13.4)

    Got a new Mac running 10.13.4, installed adobe CC completely fresh. Illustrator is very slow, often comes to a complete stall / irresponsive, and I have to constantly restart the application. And even after the restart, it is still very slow. I turned off everything, including the GPU performance and other things it didn't help at all. The cursor flickers for several tools. It has become very unuseable and drag the time I normally would be able to finish a project by 2x at least.

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    Can you please check if Dictation is on your MAC. We are aware of an issue where Dictation software was interfering.
    If this does not work, please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  6. Slow on iMac

    I have just bought a new iMac Retina 5K 27-inch (2017) with i5 3,4 processor, 16 gb of Ram, Raedon Pro 570 with 4 GB.

    Illustrator is very very slow... the files I have are simple vector only with no effects and simple paths. The files are local.

    I have a low spec 5 year old pc laptop, the files run better on that...
    Please help!

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  7. layer panel crashes

    Scrolling in the layers panel on the laptop crashed illustrator
    and all the images disappeared from the recovered file.
    my illustrator version is 22.1 64bit.
    i am running win10 64 bit up to date.
    please fix this I am loosing whole days work due to this.

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  8. Slow doing anything.

    When I open the program, everything is going and moving fast, after awhile it gets really slow!
    I understand that it maybe after awhile the cache gets full and the program gets to operate slower but this is not the case here.
    With previous versions I didn't have to close and open the program in order for it to speed up. I would go for weeks not needing to close it. Right now in just couple of hours the program works from fast to being slow for no reason.

    4 votes

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  9. Cannot turn on GPU performance, NVIDIA card

    Cannot turn on GPU performance on Nvidia card
    My card: Nvidia gt 610m, before illustrator can turn on GPU performance but now I can't. I had to try reinstall app and driver Nvidia, update windows but nothing.
    Please fix it, thanks

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  10. Consistent repeat crashes

    Consistent repeat crashes. I'm on a MAC High Sierra. I know my Illustrator 21.1 will at least crash around 10am and 3pm EVERYDAY. It goes through phases where it will crash 4 times a day.

    I am merely opening an Illustrator file from my desktop or in a folder on my desktop that is 1mb -5mb most times when this happens. When clicking on the file and waiting for this small file to open and nothing happens I realize that it's locked up.

    I check the task manager and sure enough it's not responding and I have to force quit…

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  11. Line distortion Issue

    I am having this issue while designing in Illustrator. The example attached is only one area that is having this distortion. The smooth lines have little cuts out of them, but when I save it out it seems to be ok. It is very distracting and would like to know if there is a fix for it.

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  12. Object > Expand = Crash

    I have the most updated version of Illustrator CC - whenever I use the expand tool, illustrator crashes.

    I've reinstalled, restarted my computer - can't seem to figure it out.

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  13. Non-persistant Align To bug is back, Constant Crashes, Etc.

    Non-persistant Align To bug is back, Constant Crashes, Etc. And, I had to reset ever preference after upgrading AI. I don't understand. I was given a fix for AI to install, then the update for AI has the same bugs and whatever. Why Does AI crash all the time, now? It's like, oh no, I did something, time for AI to crash. Why don't you all observe the application being used for something besides overlaying circles?

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  14. Illustrator CC 18 freezing on macOS High Sierra

    Ever since upgrading to 2018 Illustrator, it frequently freezes my entire screen after performing simple actions such as moving or rotating objects. Have had to hard-reboot my MacBook Pro 2016 (Touch Bar version) several times which is obviously not good for the system. This is not an issue with any of the other Adobe CC apps I have installed, Photoshop/InDesign/Premiere Pro etc. all work perfectly fine. Please resolve this ASAP - I rely on Illustrator for my work.

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  15. Smart Guides not working in Illustrator CC 2018 even after I turn on snap to pixel

    Smart Guides had not worked for me in a long time now. I update illustrator regulary and have snap to pixel turned off.

    I have been using illustrator for over 13 years so I know all the tricks and methods and this drives me nuts.

    In Sketchapp for example I select the object, hold the alt key and it will show me all the margins and distances around the selected object. That is a time saver.

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  16. Since updating Illustrator to CC 2018 it runs worse than before

    Illustrator lags, it crashes. Creative Cloud sucks. Looking to switch over to CorelDraw. That's all I have to say. I'm annoyed and frustrated with Adobe since switching to CC.

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  17. Pixel Preview option bug

    1. Illustrator CC 2018 (22.0.1)
    2. create a circle in the artboard (any size), then open a new window. choose one of these two windows to set view model with Pixel preview. nothing happened. and nothing changed in this window. if zoom in or out. still can see the scale value on the file title bar.
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  18. 2-finger track pad zooming glitch/delay on mac

    Using 2-finger zoom with macbook pro track pad there is a major delay in Illustrator CC 2018.

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  19. crashing

    So, I updated to the latest version of illustrator about two weeks ago. Then I realised it crashed every 30 minutes or so, every single time i used it. I'm not doing anything particularly heavy, it just crashes randomly. and I often lose the work i've done as the auto save doesnt seem to catch the last few things I've been doing. So, I decided to uninstall and go back to the 2017 version. Which then lead to my documents having their own issues. all saving as transparent, or with weird lines going through them. Here I am again with…

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  20. Macbook completely crashes with Illustrator 2018

    Hi, I'm using Illustrator 2018 and quite frequently my MacBook Pro 2017 crashes completely when I'm moving objects around or copying objects. It happened with the 2017 version as well. I can only hard reset my computer, which NEVER happens with other apps.
    Thanks for help

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