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Batch live trace in Bridge CC re-traces when files are opened in Illustrator CC

Aug 27, 2013 9:17 PM

Tags: #batch #live_trace #illustrator_cc #bridgecc



I am using Bridge CC to live trace a batch of images. After I ran the process (Tools -> Illustrator -> Image Trace with a custom Tracing Preset and saving as .ai) on a batch of images, I opened them in Illustrator CC and they were all automatically re-traced before I could see them. It seems like Illustrator is re-running the live trace that I applied in Bridge. Saving the files under a new name does not make a difference.


In contrast, when I live trace a file directly through Illustrator, save as .ai, and re-open it, the file just opens up and does not get automatically re-traced each time.


Is there anything I can do to stop Illustrator from re-tracing the images I traced in Bridge? I have quite a few files to trace and would like to use Bridge to batch process them, if possible.


Thank you!

  • Omke Oudeman
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    Nov 27, 2004
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    Aug 28, 2013 1:04 AM   in reply to Jessica542

    maybe you try this question also in the dedicated Adobe Illustrator Forum, not many inhere (including me) have much experience with Illustrator nor live trace I'm afraid.

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