Export for screens: in sRGB, embedding colorsync profile, compression for PNG
I see a difference in options between photoshop and illustrator. For Illustrator, it would make sense to export for screens and force a conversion to sRGB –even when your drawing is still in CMYK. I notice that Illustrator doesn't change colormode, while Photoshop does (when exporting, PS converts to the working RGB or sRGB if you make that choice).
Besides that, I think it is very important to add compression to PNG files. And why not embed colorsyncprofiles in PNG files? It's a benefit when profiles are embedded because webbrowsers will show the image as similar.
Yes, I assist this needs to be fixed!
Evan Fotis commented
This is a must!
Whats the point to have export for screens in Illustrator,
when most graphic design is created in cmyk and Ai does not offer an option to convert to SRGB just like Ps does?
It renders it useless, as cmyk jpgs appear with inverted colors.
Will Suckow commented
I'm voting for what I feel is the more import part of this idea, the conversion of CMYK to SRGB. The default screen profile for the web and Microsoft Office is SRGB. At the very least, there should be a checkbox to export to SRGB. And a checkbox to include a profile.
The old Save for web (legacy) export did this automatically. It also had the option to embed a profile.