I am trying to create a jpeg image into a swatch in Illustrator CS4. In previous versions you could simply drag the image into the swatches toolbar and it would convert it automatically. Now when I do that nothing happens. When I click on new swatch it creates a colour swatch instead of the actual image itself.
You have the image placed as linked, you have to place or embed the image then you can make it a swatch.
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When you say you would drag the image itself into the Swatch Palette and it would show the image itself? How would then use this swatch? Can you give an example of what you would apply a jpeg to as a swatch? The only palette that I can think of off the top of my head that you can drag a jpeg into and have the icon appear as the jpeg is the Symbols Palette. Is is possible that you were using the Symbols Palette in the past and not the Swatch Palette?
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I just tried it, as well, and it created a pattern swatch without hesitation. Of course, this doesn't explain why it isn't working for the O.P.
Scott, I understood this had been answered, but others in the thread still didn't understand or could not get this to work. I just like to try techniques posted myself, and confirm that they do work. This is a great learning tool and I learn new things about illy all the time.