Illustrator turning all PNGs into negatives (with or without yellow background) 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.
The issue is fixed in version 26.4.0.
If you still have it this or later versions — please leave a comment below.
I've had an ongoing issue when I save and close a file. The images, while linked, and or when always saved directly on my desktop, something [I can't find the technical wording for] happens and the image inverts, looses information, or ? and I have to insert/embed the image for it to act normal again. Illustrator preserves the link to there's no way to relink the same image. The screenshot explains it all. Some information has been redacted for privacy (black boxes.)
Illustrator has never crashed at any point. I am using a brand new computer, and have another personal MacBook Pro using the same processor/graphics setup that has had a similar issue. I'm sorry I can't explain the issue further as there's no way for me to single out what causes this to open other than just saving and closing the file as described. Just wanted to bring this to your attention.
Illustrator Version 26.3.1
macOS Monterey 12.5 (21G72)
Mac Studio / M1 Max / 10 Core GPU / 10 Core CPU / 64 GB RAM
Apple Studio Display
Laís Aguiar commented
Já faz mais de um mês que o Illustrator está dando problemas em PNG importados (percebo, sobretudo, quando a imagem tem tons de amarelo, mas não só são nesses casos que acontece o erro).
Ele está alterando as cores do arquivo importado e, em alguns casos, acrescentando um "contorno" inexistente na imagem original, como mostro nos anexos abaixo.
My embedded pngs (perhaps other linked file formats too) are missing when reopening the file and I have to relink then all over again. Not acceptable! I trust these links to travel with the file.
Ícaro Landim commented
Todos os documentos apresentam problemas para ler as imagens mesmo linkadas ao arquivo ou com pacote gerado. Ficam roxas e brancas e é necessário revincular uma por uma.
I'm having this same problem and it is extremely annoying ! I don't wanna waste time relinking everything.
Josh Petersen commented
For some reason my imported PNGs will distort with the transparency turning yellow and the image going monotone. does anyone know a fix for this? even when i export the art-board it will still show the distorted pngs.
Anthony Akpovi commented
I have the same issue.
macOS Monterey 12.4
I also work over a NAS.
Ryan Ramadhani commented
every document that includes a linked file is getting yellow, it's not missing but if you want to make it normal, you must re-link, and it is so bothering my workflow, please fix it
win11 10.0.22 build 22000
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?