Name artboard is not added to the file name when exporting (jpg or png, etc.)
When executing the command "File - Export file as" and exporting, for example, to jpg, the name artboard 3 "preview" is not automatically added to the file name. Everything was fine in the previous version (26.3.1) of Illustrator.
This needs to be fixed, both the INTENDED usage, as well as the bug. To quote from the thread that brought me here "The workaround is to rename the file name while exporting a specific artboard."
This is NOT a valid workaround for anything beyond maybe one artboard. Naming dozens of artboards to keep them organized in my canvas and then needing to export each one INDIVIDUALLY ONE AT A TIME while also needing RETYPE the name of the artboard? To solve.......what was even the problem to begin with? NO. This is rididuclous and needs to be fixed ASAP..
Andrew Wilson commented
I want to expand on a previous comment by user George in Aug 2022, as there is a major bug with this that doesn't seem to be intended:
Naming an artboard and exporting file with "use artboards" checked, does not add the name of the artboard in the end of the filename as it used to do.
But if I have more than one artboards, then it works.
I'd like to add that if I choose a specific number of artboard to export (one of two i.e.), it won't work either. It only seems to work when there are more than one artboards and export all of them at once.
TO EXPAND ON THIS LAST POINT, AS IT'S A CRITICAL BUG:
When exporting a single artboard in a multi-board file (Say I want to re-export artboard image 3 of 10), if I select only 3 in the "range" of artboards, it asks "Do you want to replace image-03.jpg?". But it does not replace this file, instead it just follows the single-artboard export process and exports a file that is just "image.jpg".
Now my files look like this: image.jpg (should be image 02), image-01.jpg, image-02.jpg, image-03.jpg, and so on.
exporting one artboard - only Filename when "use artboards" checkend
exporting 2 or more artbords - filename + Artboard name when checked... makes absolutely no sense.
if the button is checken you would expect to use the artboards. if not well then not. easy as pie.
also the override dialog is triggerd but the file is not overriden .. so this hints that software development at adobe is a bit buggy at its core... so please, and this stands also for the other programms in your suite - dont f* it up with every update.
Bruce Cridlebaugh commented
Echoing the comments of others. Removing artboard names from filenames was a TERRIBLE idea. We create 10 views of a product – each on a named artboard: front, back, top, etc. We do this for hundreds of products. It used to be simple until this was broken.
Art Works commented
This just made my workflow 10x longer. I create labels for client products, often doing anywhere between 5-100 labels per document and need to export them for client proofing. Having the product types (i.e. the artboard names) on them is critical and removing this feature has now increased my workload significantly. This is sad that we don't have the option to either turn this feature on or off.
Duane Huseby commented
So I can guarantee that this is a bug, not a feature.
If you export an artboard using -01 as a suffix, (i.e. filename-01.png) than export again without the suffix... (filename.png) Illustrator will warn you that the filename (filename-01.png) already exists.
Then it will proceed to save the file without the suffix.
So I think it best we stop pretending this is an intended feature.
Steven Spikoski commented
Really blows my mind that they made such a drastic change without giving us an option to keep it the way it was. It has really hindered my workflow. In the meantime I have taken to naming my layers the way I want the file names to appear and the instead use Export For Screens. This exports the files with the layer name . It's not ideal and I would like to have the other option back, but in the meantime it's the best I could think of.
George Povich commented
...looks like nobody has shown up to work at Adobe to fix this. Do we need to start a GoFund Me?
This is absolutely critical and destroys my workflow completely. This is a dealbreaker for using Illustrator in an efficient way!
This has really messed up my workflow
Nik Belitchenov commented
Please make it possible to append the name of the artboard at export.
This change is absolutely painful, ill thought out, and a massive headache. DAILY... HOURLY....
please revert, or make it a checkbox option, or make it only applicable to single artboard files.
Bafa UV commented
Colin Turner commented
As someone who works with exporting a single artboard out of a document with multiple artboards, this functionality needs to return. If people don't want it on their files, make it an optional checkbox to affix artboard names and numbers, but this is ridiculous.
Eva Mae Baucom commented
Agree that this functionality should be returned to Illustrator, please! I work with multiple artboards everyday. The workaround in which folks are able to append artboard names by selecting multiboard artboards does not work for my case because I have to export different file types for each artboard (tif, jpg, png). This means I'm still exporting one artboard at a time.
In the meantime, I'm either filling in the file name manually on each export, or exporting extra boards I don't need that I then have to delete.
Luiza De Carli commented
my god, please correct this. It's living ****.
George Povich commented
I've used Illustrator for a very long time. If this isn't fixed, this program is unusable for my teams. I would recommend to everyone that is crippled with the same issue to give CorelDraw a try. It handles artboards very well, has the ability to assign different page scales, and much more.
Please fix this Adobe! SO painful!
C Ng commented
Export > Export As > checked "Use Artboards" won't write artboard's name to the filename when only has single artboard in the artwork. Multiple artboards is working normally with artboards' names added at the end of filenames.
I need consistent naming method of exporting images. Single or Multiple artboards should export the same like before.
Mas OS Monterey 12.5.1 + M1 Pro + AI 26.5
I don't understand why nothing changed with the latest update in the case, it is unacceptable.
Belle Mai commented
I am so mad that I had to log in just to express my disappointment LOL. And I have never done this before. Why are you taking a step back? At least make it an option for us.