Illustrator turning all PNGs into negatives after saving and reopening document
I'm on Windows 10 pro, version 21H1. The version of illustrator I have is 26.3.1.
When working on a document, CMYK or RGB, in illustrator with my Adobe color settings synced across all programs, all PNGs whether 16 bit or 8 bit turn negative. I've attached before and after screenshots.
I've never had this happen before and I work with PNGs everyday, I spoke to and adobe support rep yesterday and gave them an AI filer where I tested PNGs vs JPEGs out. JPEGs are totally fine, only issue is with placing PNGs and I rather place a PNG than put in a huge transparent photoshop image.
It happens to all PNGs, even the ones I've made via exporting a vector image as a PNG.
ashutosh spanidea commented
When I save my ai file, it converts all the images into negative images. I have to import images again and again.
Jacky Jousson commented
The same problem exactly for me ! just since a few days, no such problem before in à file of 40 ou 50 layers (nor less or more !). iMac 27" 2019 with the last last OS version and the last last Adobe Creative Cloud.
I’ve been linking them, not embedding! It doesn’t seem to happen when the image is embedded. I rather link for keeping file size down and ease of editing, and I keep my linked images close to my design document storage wise.
Do you embed them or keep them linked? I assume the former, because otherwise would mean Ai alters the source files... id doesn't happen, doesn't it?