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david Cabestany
is there a size limit for imported png images in illustrator cs4?
on Sep 27, 2009 at 4:01:37 am

i'm trying to import a png file in illust. cs4, the file is somewhat big, but nothing outrageous, 22 x 9 in, 300 dpi. however when i try to put in illustrator it never appears on my artboard, nor my links palette, it's just not imported. no warning, nothing. i have been able to import a smaller version, but unfortunately i need a large format file for printing purposes. any ideas?

best,

D.


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les nemeth
Re: is there a size limit for imported png images in illustrator cs4?
on Oct 3, 2009 at 12:08:27 am

Nope. I can import a 22"x9" @300 just fine.
Try to trash your preferences, see if it helps. Sometimes the prefs file can do all sorts of stupid screw ups.


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david Cabestany
Re: is there a size limit for imported png images in illustrator cs4?
on Oct 3, 2009 at 12:31:09 am

Hi Les, thanks for your reply.

Is your large file also a png? I am able to import psd, jpgs and tif files with no trouble whatsoever, but when I bring in a png ( I need the background to be kept transparent) then I have issues. I also need to mention that the file is very complex, maybe too much to handle for Illustrator?

Best,

D.


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les nemeth
Re: is there a size limit for imported png images in illustrator cs4?
on Oct 3, 2009 at 6:30:57 am

Well, I created 3 PNGS, all of them according to your spec(22" x 9" @300)

1. Using File > Export (PNG). This does not allow to specify exporting alpha channels (grayed out).

2. Using File > Save for Web. I saved the file as transparent 8bit PNG.

3. Using File > Save for Web. I saved the file as transparent 24bit PNG.

In all cases illustrator imported the linked files without any problems.

WinXP Pro SP3 | 4G | 32bit
CS4


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