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  1. SVG Export Missing XML Encoding Tag

    The latest updates to Illustrator (21.0.1) seems to have removed the all-important encoding tag required by browsers to render SVG appropriately when embedding etc. in an html page.

    It exports the svg without this tag at the beginning of the file.
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

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  2. Can not export to png or jpg

    When I try to export to jpg I get this error that comes up to lower my resolution. I have tried lowering it to 150dpi and still does not work.

    When I try to export to png it comes up with an unknown error "(!now)"

    This is ridiculous as I should be able to export from illustrator at any dpi without these issues as this is an expensive professional product.

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  3. SVG Tiny 1.2 :: x/y attributes in svg element

    It looks like Illustrator believes that x/y are valid attributes for the 'svg' element when exporting as Tiny 1.2. Based on reading the spec, I'm not entirely sure this is true.

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  4. Wrong raster exported with combination of mask, gradient and brush

    I have path with a stroke applied to it.
    Stroke is gradient, applied 'within'
    One point of this gradient has opacity 0.
    This path has mask.
    Mask applied as inverted and clipping.
    Inside this mask I have path with dash brush applied to it.

    All of this looks fine inside AI.
    When I export a picture with Save for web (try other exports yourself, I don't use them) — AI doesn't see mask.

    See animation and artwork attached.

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  5. illustrator cc 2018 wrong in export psd after rasterized

    colors change in file export with pantone, my steps are as follows:
    1- I have created a file in illustrator CC 2018 with 8 spot colors or pantone.
    2- rasterize the file with the function "keep spot colors " flagged
    3- export the .psd image with the function in the connection tab
    4- the resulting file has changed colours and wrong result

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  6. Export PSD is aborted with error

    When exporting Illustrator documents to PSD via Export As…, documents that would succeed with JPEG or PNG stop with an error.

    The error dialog appears twice, and the messages are as follows
    1. Unable to export at this resolution. Please lower the resolution and try again.
    2. The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [RES!]

    ![error1.png](error1.png)
    ![error2.png](error2.png)

    The generated image is 4px in total and the resolution is not too high.

    Environment:

    • Illustrator 2022 (26.5.0)
    • macOS 11.6.8

    The same error occurred when I tried with Illustrator CS6.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. open the attached file 16383.ai
    2. Select [File >…
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  7. Export for Screens via ExtendScript is slow and appears to have stopped

    Description:
    When I run Export for Screens via ExtendScript, it slows down and looks frozen. The rainbow cursor will appear.

    It actually works, and will finish if I wait long enough. It seems to take about 10 times longer than running it manually from the GUI.

    This is especially noticeable when exporting JPEGs. If the image to be exported is large to some extent, it will hardly progress after the progress bar reaches about 99%. CPU usage will be around 100%.
    Example: When exporting 8 1700x1000px artboards at 300ppi, it takes 157.636 seconds (the weight of each JPEG is 2.9MB).

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  8. Copy/paste vector: Illustrator → Figma/Inkscape gives inconsistent results

    SInce 25.3, some shapes are distorted when copied from AI to Figma, Inkscape or any other software, as you can see in the attached image.

    It's not systematic. I attached a document to reproduce the issue.
    Note that it's not fixed by the last prerelease.

    I attached an example.

    Mac OS Catlina
    AI 25.3.1

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  9. DXF files not coming in to scale

    Catalina
    New Illustrator update 25.1 — DXF scaling is off, not correct.
    Original size nor does it work using 100% scaling import.
    Previous version no problem... DXF files come in to scale "original size"

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    We have fixed the issue in AI version 25.2. Would request you to let us know in case you still run out into this issue.

    Thanks,
    -Ravi Gupta
    Illustrator Team

  10. Illustrator strips out XMP metadata when exporting PNGs

    From CS1 until CC2017 when exporting PNGs the XMP metadata was preserved; Adobe BROKE this in CC2018/2019/2020! It works for all other file formats. We have production customers that rely on the XMP metadata matching between the Illustrator file and the exported PNG. FIX IT! Photoshop fixed this bug in their most recent release - why are you behind?

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  11. Save/Save As doesn't work in Action

    1. Make a new document
    2. Record a new Action for Save (CMD+S) and Save As (Shift+CMD+S), stop Action
    3. Do something in the document - Draw the rectangle for example
    4. Play Save/Save As Action
    5. Close the document (Attention!!! No warning about Save Changes!!!)
    6. Open the document

    Result: Opened document doesn't contain the rectangle.
    That means nothing happened with this document while Play Actions

    Illustrator ver. 24.0.2
    It is the critical issue and my suggestion to downgrade Illustrator to 24.0.1, if you use "Save/Save as" and "Close" commands in Actions in your work

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    Hi

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue at our end.

    Please help by providing the below information:
    1) Is it reproducible on the latest illustrator version 25.4.1?
    2) Kindly share some video, Action recorded script (.aia), the Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing the issue and share with us at
    ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.

    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Rohit Jain
    Illustrator Team

  12. SVG Stroke Widths are not scaled according to viewBox

    MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator CC 2019

    1. rename the attached .txt file to .svg and import the SVG file into Illustrator.

    expected: it should display two horizontal lines
    actual: it appears as a rectangle because the lines are touching

    here are two lines, 200px apart, with 100px stroke width in a 500x500 SVG with a viewbox of 1000x1000. since the viewbox is twice the size of the SVG document, the stroke width should be scaled down to 50px and the lines should not overlap.

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  13. Data merge with variables shared by multiple objects should not create errors

    Assigning multiple objects to the same variable would be particularly useful for language translations, in which the same value should appear in different objects of the same document.

    While the UI allows to link several objects to the same variable, Illustrator behaves badly in these cases:

    1. When a new dataset is created, Illustrator will assign different values to the same variable and where the value shows up is unpredictable.

    2. The exported variable library is invalid and cannot be imported again.

    3. If a CSV is imported into such a document, the import fails with an unknown error, while the CSV import…

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  14. Clicking on File > File Info... does nothing and sometimes locks up

    When opening a file or creating a new file, nothing happens when I click on File > File Info...

    The menu bar disappears and all menu options are grayed out. I can sometimes hit escape and it clears the condition, but I'm unable to open the File Info dialog. Other times, it completely locks up and I have to Force Quit.

    On version Illustrator 22.0.1
    Running Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D102)
    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  15. Save for Web is disabled

    Open both files attached in any Ai version from 26.4.1 to 27, and try to File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy) for both.
    The command will be disabled for the 'bad' and enabled for 'good', although the only rectangle in both is the same.
    There is something wrong in the file structure then, but what?

    Also, the ExportOptionsPNG24 does nothing if a script with it gets run.

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  16. Save for Displays: SVG export is extremly slow on Windows

    I do have a file with around 100 artboards with simple icons that need to be exported to SVG.

    This process is extremly slow on Windows on a decent machine. Every SVG takes about 3sec to save. CPU usage shown AI is running only on Core #2. The same file exports in seconds on my 8 years old Mac.

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  17. Saving a file should not highlight the extension

    When saving (copy, exporting, etc), the save box highlights the extension. This should not happen. Soon as you choose a different format, the extension is no longer highlighted (which is good and how it should be). The extension should not be highlighted. This Illustrator bug happened after the Mac Catalina update.

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  18. Unembed for Black and White Bitmap

    Adobe Illustrator 22.1
    macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

    The Unembed button is grayed out for Black & White Bitmap images. The workaround is to Rasterize as Grayscale but this is leading to unexpected results. Parts of my images are disappearing, please fix the bug and add this feature.

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  19. PNG Not exported with Black Background

    Export Element > PNG > Background Color Black not working

    Illustrator Version: CC2018, 22.0.1 (64-bit)
    OS: Windows 10
    Language: German

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

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