Export as SVG: linked image gets deleted
I have an issue when exporting to SVG.
I created an AI file with a linked jpg image as a background, and some text on top.
When I export to SVG, the original jpg image gets deleted (I mean the original file, it disappears from Finder, it's not even in the recycle bin) and then Illustrator gives me the message "Some files are missing or modified in the links panel. Would you like to update them now?".
So, the first time I export, the SVG is saved correctly but I lose the original image file, if I try to export again I get an SVG with no background image, because the link is broken.
I tried to embed the image in the AI file before exporting. When I export the first time, same as before, SVG is correct but I lose the image file, even if it's embedded and not linked, this is very strange. If I try again without original image file, I get an SVG file with background image, but it's much bigger than before, like 400kb instead of 80kb. Comparing the 2 SVGs, I see in the code that the first one has the image embedded as jpg, and the second as png, don't know why.
AI 23 on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
This issue is fixed in Illustrator 23.0.2 update
No it wasn't. SVGs still cannot embed bitmaps.
April Hemphill commented
I have the exact same problem. Here's a link to my details in the forums, which includes my computer info and screenshots of my settings: https://forums.adobe.com/message/10994938#10994938
Version of Illustrator is updated according to the Creative Cloud as of this morning, 3/25/19.
I have the same problem, on a PC with WIn10 and the latest Illustrator (file deletion when select "embed" rather than link). Very annoying because the originals are from various directories and it's very painful to recover.