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Steven_Tay
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How to reduce illustrator CS4 file size

Sep 24, 2009 8:28 PM

Hi,

 

How to reduce illustrator CS4 file size, the file size is alots bigger compare to art work done in indesign?

 
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:15 PM   in reply to Steven_Tay

     

    1. Make sure you link images rather than embedding or using Copy/Paste.
    2. Save without PDF Compatibility. This is available during Save As.
    3. Save using Compression. This is available during Save As.
    4. Delete unused brushes, swatches, and symbols. There is a pre-recoded action to do this in the Actions panel.
    5. Don’t worry about it, GB are cheap. I just bought 1,500 of them for $108.
     
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:51 PM   in reply to Steven_Tay

    You might first try to do a save as instead of a save.

     
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    Dec 8, 2012 2:28 PM   in reply to Steven_Tay

    Hi

     

    Please follow this video tutorial and you will see a small thing can reduce the file size easily. It was really helpfull for me.

     

     

    How to Reduce AI Vector file size: An Adobe illustrator Tutorial

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5m3TKrXE3g

     

    My AI file size was not going under 1 MB even by deleting extras so what I did is I opened a raster small image of 100 kb with Adobe Illustrator. then deleted the image and saved the file as AI. Then I Copied the whole vector content of original AI file that was bigger then 1 MB with ctrl+c command and pasted it in the new file created with raster image. and saved it. Wow the new file size is only 137 kb now.

     

     

    Thanks

     
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