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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. GPU preview = poor quality in 22.1

    Image quality is poor with GPU performance activated in 22.1: lines appear too thick, anchor points are left on screen when they should have cleared, random artifacts appear on screen for no apparent reason. Solution is either deactivated GPU performance (not acceptable) or toggling to CPU preview on every document every single time the document is opened (also not acceptable). Please work on a fix for this before releasing 22.1 to the public.

    5 votes

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  2. Scroll zoom not working

    When I zoom in using alt + scroll down, the canvas jitters; it zooms out then in.

    5 votes

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  3. Blend modes under transparency is not working

    Blend modes under transparency is not working.
    I can't change it from normal.

    I work on my
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
    Processor: 4 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory: 32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB
    and a wacom Cintiq 22HD that i do all my drawing on

    5 votes

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  4. Flickering cursor & preview bugs in bitmap

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 (22.0.1)
    Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6

    The cursor constantly flickers about a month ago when I was still using AI CC 2017 version. After I updated the CC to the latest version yesterday, the problem still occurred.

    Besides, when I import a bitmap/ tiff file to AI, the whole image cannot be viewed. Some parts are hidden. It has the same issue when i export the AI file to jpg.

    5 votes

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  5. Blend snaps back when you move an object

    When you move one of the objects after having created a blend, the new position doesn't stay. Instead the blend snaps back and the outline of the object stays in the new position. Described in this thread with videos:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/blend-tool-object-snaps-back-to-original-position/m-p/13312720#M341688

    4 votes

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  6. pixel preview doesn't refresh correctly until reapplied.

    Steps to reproduce:
    - New document with units set to pixels
    - view: 'snap to pixel' and 'pixel preview' turned on.
    - Use the rectangle tool to make a new shape, eg. 20 pixels square.
    - Set the fill colour to a high contrast colour (eg. dark grey) and turn off the stroke
    - zoom the view, move around.

    Expected result:
    - the rectangle should appear pixel-perfect (sharp) against the pixel grid, with no anti-aliased bluring
    - the view should acurately update when I zoom and move around to display pixel perfect artwork

    Actual result:
    - the rectangle is bordered…

    4 votes

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  7. GPU preview gets disabled

    In Illustrator version 26.0.2 the GPU preview is disabled when rulers are shown or you enter outline or isolation mode. This bug has been around since at least v24.

    How embarrassing....

    4 votes

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  8. Path render error

    See screenshot. All I did was add opacity to a path and it renders it like this. Happens all the time since I updated.

    4 votes

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  9. 'Scrap' appearing in preview mode

    See screen grabs; unwanted shapes appear along contours in filled shapes.
    I'm on MacOS10.14.6
    AI 25.0.1

    4 votes

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  10. GPU not detected

    Restarted Illustrator and suddenly it isn't detecting my GPU.

    AI Version: 25.3.1 (Tested back to 25.0.1)
    OS: Win 10 pro 64, 20H2
    GPU: RTX 3080 FE: GRD 471.11 (Tested 471.41 and more)
    CPU: Ryzen 9 5900x (No internal graphics)

    Every other Adobe application is still detecting the GPU as intended.

    I was using AI without any problem, closed it, went for lunch, came back and opened ai again. Scrubby zoom wasn't working anymore -- ai didn't detect a compatible GPU.

    Already DDU'd back to different versions, wiped ai and reinstalled different versions, reset rpeferences, turned GPU acceleration (win) on/off, gave…

    4 votes

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  11. Artwork disappears when zoomed in

    Whenever I am zooming in (2400% +), my artwork disappears and the who canvas turns gray. If I mouse over my artwork, i'll see a very pixelated outline of my artwork. I've attached a screenshot of my issue. I've tried restarting my MBP, uninstalling and reinstalling AI. I've tried closing out AI and reopening– but nothing I am doing is fixing this issue. Please help, I need to continue working on client projects.

    4 votes

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  12. Illustrator running really slow, no GPU preview

    Hi Illustrator 25.3.1 is running horribly slow on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) / 2.2 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7 / 32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 / Radeon Pro 555X 4 GB - it is constantly running CPU Preview, I cannot get it to use GPU. Zoom in and out is awful to use. Illustrator is impeding my productivity. Please help.

    4 votes

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  13. GPU Preview rendering incorrectly

    Having issues with text and some compound paths acting like they are open paths when previewing with GPU. Viewing in CPU preview renders correctly.
    We have had this issue on both 2017 iMacs and new Windows 10 machines.

    Adobe Illustrator 25.2
    Windows 10
    Nvidia RTX 2070 Super (457.07 drivers)

    4 votes

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  14. GPU Preview not available (grayed out) after editing artboard

    With newest version of illustrator the GPU acceleration and GPU-Preview fails in some files. To test it i have created a blank document and the GPU preview works. But when I edit the artboard, the GPU preview is turned off at that moment and cannot be reactivated. Reset the Illustrator-Settings to default doesn't fix it.

    Illustrator 25.2, MacPro2013, GPU AMD FirePro D700, Monitor 2560x1600Pixel, Wacom-Tablet, MacOs Catalina and Mojave testet.

    4 votes

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  15. AI loses GPU support when using rulers or accessing grouped elements

    Hello @ Adobe!
    Both of my macs (Big Sur, latest updates) show the same reproducible bug with Adobe Ai Version 25 (incl. 25.2): GPU support works just fine when I open a new document and start from scratch. Turning on Rulers or accessing grouped elements by double click instantly turns off GPU support wich I cannot turn back on. After that Ai responds slowly and overall it’s no pleasure to work with. To fix this I need to make sure that in a document all rulers and guides are switched off/deleted. With these measures I can reopen the document and…

    4 votes

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  16. New Illustrator 2020 laggy and slow on the simplest of tasks

    Illustrator 2020 is really laggy and slow, only when completing simple tasks like colour picking, moving art-boards, selecting different objects, or even just wanting to zoom in or out.

    4 votes

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    General slowness on using Illustrator on Mac is one of the major issues reported in this thread. Illustrator team made significant progress in replacing Illustrator’s GPU rendering engine from OpenGL to macOS Native Metal Rendering Engine – https://developer.apple.com/metal/.
    We have observed common operations like Zoom, Pan, and rendering operations are now smoother in cases where it was sluggish as reported in this thread. We urge Mac users to try the Illustrator Beta build with Metal support and share your feedback.
    Please note, this may not address other performance issues reported in this thread not related to rendering like File Save, Export, or slowness in any particular feature.

    This build is available in Illustrator Prerelease Download Section – https://www.adobeprerelease.com/beta/85A6F544-2705-49BD-8314-DD549C6A1713

  17. Cant see object while moving it with selection tool

    When Real-Time Drawing and Editing feature is turned ON - Objects wit no fill and no stroke become completely invisible when dragging with the Selection tool.

    4 votes

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  18. Separations preview imac 5k very slow

    There is some problem with Overprint preview turned on, everything becomes verry laggy. I'm on iMac 2019 27" with 40gb of RAM, SSD drive, no plugins. No matter which document is opened, the problem is same - very slow illustrator movement.

    Only sollution is to run Illustrator in Low Resolution mode, then the problem does not exist.

    4 votes

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  19. Stroked path problems

    joined paths have odd 'fill'
    definitely no fill applied

    rotated path has same problem

    Mac 10.12.6
    Illustrator 23.0.1

    4 votes

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  20. Illustrator Crashes on external monitor

    When I try to create a new page or open a file on my external monitor illustrator crashes. im using windows 10 latest version and latest illustrator.

    4 votes

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