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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. CANT

    Since the last update.. Every time I try to trace & make something. I get this error message "The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. CANT" then the placed image I tried to trace disappears and only an empty selection box remains. If i do "undo" the image will return. How come I cannot trace anymore? What can I do to fix it?

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  2. Embeded icon not showing in the links panel

    Illustrator 26.0.1/ macOS Big SUR 11.6.1
    The icon for embeded images (like in illustrator 2021) in the links panel it's not showing anything, it's blank.

    8 votes

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  3. Wrong resolution calculation on pasting an image copied from Photoshop

    Windows only it seems like.
    1. Create a document in Photoshop, 100×100px, 72ppi
    2. Copy the contents
    3. Create a web/mobile-based document in Illustrator
    4. Paste the copied image

    Illustrator pastes 99.9875×99.9875px image.

    It turns out Photoshop uses pixels-per-meter (biXPelsPerMeter and biYPelsPerMeter) to define the reoslution.
    72ppi is exactly 2834.6472 pixels per meter.
    Unfortunately, the value must be an integer (thanks to BITMAPINFOHEADER), so the convention is to use 2835 (which is 0x0B13 in hexadecimal).

    But Illustrator is going by the letter of the law (not the spirit) and converting 2835 to 72.009 pixels per inch.

    2835 / 2834.6472 ×…

    7 votes

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  4. PNG import broken

    Illustrator 25.4.8. (on macOS 10.14.6) can't import PNG files any more. For PNG files that have already been placed in previous versions, Illustrator reports a broken link and doesn't allow to relink. (PNG import worked fine in the previous version of Illustrator.)

    5 votes

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  5. Illustrator stopped reading certain .tif files after update to version 26.0.2

    My illustrator stopped reading certain .tif files immediately after update to version 26.0.2. I reverted back to 26.0.01 and everything works as usual. I uploaded an example .tif file I had an issue with.

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  6. Image automatically gets embedded when dragged into Illustrator

    This is screwing my work flow and happens out of nowhere

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  7. PARM error with embedded image

    iMac OS Catalina 10.15.7
    Adobe Illustrator 25.4.1

    I get an PARM error when selecting an embedded image and clicking the "Edición" menu (Edit in spanish).
    After clicking the OK button I can then access all the "Edit" menu options as usual.

    Please fix this annoying behaviour.

    Thanks,
    Guille

    4 votes

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  8. Illustrator links are broken upon document recovery

    After suffering through terrible support through the chat in Adobe Admin Console (basically just telling me that I'm wrong), I've been redirected here.

    Here's the bug:

    In Illustrator 24.1.X, all links will be broken when you try to open a recovered document. This does not happen in 24.0.X

    How to reproduce:

    Create an AI File

    Link a png from the 'Links' folder next to it

    Save it

    Make an edit and let it Auto Save

    Force Close AI

    Open the 'recovered' file when it asks me

    You are met with this:

    'Could not find a plug-in to read the linked…

    4 votes

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  9. Raster images should always honor the layer order and transparency values when scaling/moving/rotating

    When moving/rotating/scaling Raster images should always honor the layer order and transparency values.

    With "show images in outline mode" selected, I often drop in low res raster images on the bottom layer and outline them with the pen tool in higher level layers.. problem is the way illustrator handles raster images. If i draw a line on top of a raster image, then attempt to scale that raster image, my line is temporarily hidden while scaling, moving or rotating the raster image, making it nearly impossible to re-align my raster image to match newly drawn vector lines. Also, raster images…

    4 votes

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  10. Links panel showing wrong date created and date modified

    MacOS Monterey (12.4) on
    MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip
    Illustrator 26.3.1
    All placed links show a creation and modified date of Feb 6, 2040. This is every file I open. It doesn't matter if the link is stored locally or on a server. The dates of the file stored in the folder are correct, but the info in the links panel shows the wrong dates. All previous versions of Illustrator show the correct date. This makes Illustrator 2022 unusable for me!

    3 votes

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  12. Linked PDFs resizing when pasted

    If you open a multi page PDF in Illustrator and then copy and paste it either into the same document or a different one, it changes from cropping to the bounding box to whatever was specified last in the File/Place options dialogue box and scales up or down to fit the same space.

    If I place a file (any file) and specify cropping to Bounding Box, and then open the same multi page PDF as before, the problem does not occur. It appears that by opening a multi page PDF it crops to bounding box but by copying and pasting…

    3 votes

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  13. The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error [PARM]

    Illustrator 25.4.1
    macOS Big Sur 11.5.2

    • Launch Illustrator.
    • New Project.
    • Add shapes, or text.
    • Select all.
    • Rasterize.
    • Click Object to reach Trace.

    Tested on a New Admin User with the same result.
    NVRAM Reset
    Safe Mode
    Recovery Mode/Disk Utility/First Aid
    Tried with different project files and formats (.ai, .pdf) with the same problem.

    3 votes

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  14. Bug fix: The odd placed linked image changing size or position or both, on opening.

    The odd placed linked image changing size or position or both, on opening.

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  15. Changement de couleur à la réouverture de de mon fichier

    Bonjour, depuis 2 ou 3 jours, à chaque fois que j'ouvre un fichier mes image en PNG sont comme en "négatif" ou avec un fond jaune. Pas toute les images c'est aléatoire.

    Je suis sur Macbook pro m1 13" de 2020. Ma version Illustrator est 26.3.1

    Je

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  16. Relink via Asset Link Missing Icon

    The Relink via Asset Link icon is missing in Adobe Illustrator, preventing users from linking images/templates they have designed to AEM Assets.

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  17. Image Trace Default black and white preset is grayscale after expanding

    When you Image Trace, using the default black and white tracing preset and expand - the black and white are grayscale. When you double click the fill in the toolbar to choose a new color for the black or white, the resulting color is a shade of gray. Then, you have to go to the Color panel and change the sliders to a different color model to be able to see the color you chose. It would be easier if the black and white were aligned with the document color mode, RGB or CMYK instead. You don't encounter this issue…

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  18. 'Export as' SVG No Longer Includes Width/Height on Embedded Images

    When exporting an AI file with an embedded PNG screenshot (added via File > Place) as an SVG, the <image> tag in the exported SVG file is no longer being created with "width" and "height" attributes.

    This creates an error when trying to use the exported SVG in XMLmind (which states that there is no width attribute on the <image> tag), and I imagine in other contexts as well.

    We're on an enterprise cloud subscription of Illustrator, so at any given time we're working with the most up-to-date version. In a similar file I exported to SVG back in January…

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  19. Unembeding image to .PSD change resolution

    I noticed recently that on my new MacBookPro 16 - M1 Max on macOS 12.1 Monterey, with AI 26.0.2 when I unembed an image to .PSD format, the extracted image is resampled and the résolution is changed. Only PSD format does that. Choosing TIF is working as expected.

    This is not happening on my old MacBook running the same AI version but on macOS Catalina.

    So I don’t know where the bug is: On Monterey or in the M1Max Chip.

    Bug ID - AI-4256151

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  20. Drag and drop to place file sometimes embeds instead of linking

    When I drag and drop a JPG/PNG/PDF/AI file from Finder into an Illustrator document, it normally drops in as a link. However, sometimes it unexpectedly embeds the artwork instead of linking it. If I try again repeatedly, it continues to embed, so to fix it I have to go to File > Place and ensure that "Link" is selected (which it already is). After that, if I drag-and-drop from Finder again, it links the artwork as expected.

    This issue is seemingly random and I can't figure out exactly how to reproduce it. I always link files (not embed them) when…

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