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with the introduction of multiple Artboard in CS4 , users had the flexibility of exporting or saving either artboard specific file or the master file( as if multiple artboards are not present at all, Uncheck use artboard from export dialog to get the master file(legacy behavior)).
now if you export a multiple artboard file to JPEG with All/range selected you will get the artboard specific files,
but to differentiate the files generated for specific artboards, to make the users aware the artboard numbers gets added as suffix after the file name, other wise how would users know which file maps to which artboard.
Now Iin CS5 users have the flexibility to Rename artboards, select an artboard->dobule click on the artboard tool and rename the artboard in Artboard options dialog.
now once a custom name has been provided to the artboards, these custom names will get added instead of Artboard numbers as suffix after the file name. hope this helps
Thank you but I dont want to name the art board at all. I dont have multiple art boards on the file. The reason I am checking use artboards is to crop out all the extras that I have on my canvas that I want to save on the file but dont want to be exported with the jpeg. I used to use the crop area option with CS3. This worked perfectly, it only exported what was on my artboard and it saved it under the name that I had saved the file under (or whatever I typed in the file name to be). Is there a better way to do this? Thanks!
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Same problem, Gex.
Been trying to get this resolved for months with no joy. I have recently produced over 250 brand logos for a large multi national, all of which have to supplied in various formats and file types including .jpg. I too use only one artboard and since I don't want the logos cropped tight to the image, I check "use artboard" with the result that I get logoname-01.jpg on every file.
It may not seem to be too much of a sweat to then delete the offending -01 from the resulting file name, but when you have to do this repeatedly it is extremely tiresome... and so unnecessary!! I too do not want, or need, to append the file name with anything at all.
I really am at a loss to know why, if i have one artboard (AND ONLY ONE) it has to have a number at all. With 2 or more artboards, sure, it may be useful to identify each, but with 1... that is it, that is all there is. The only one. One of one. No more, no less. Very little chance of confusion i would have thought!
So, Adobe can we have a radio button (or preference) along the lines of: "add pasteboard number" or "remove pasteboard number" or perhaps a more enlightened soul at Adobe can respond with a workaround (unlikely, it is Adobe after all!).
I second (or third) the motion... allow us to turn off appending altogether! I think this is a common use of the export feature and the auto-append is irritating...
as a work around you could put a mask the size of your artboard before exporting. It can even be recorded as an action...as well as the exporting.
Has this problem been fixed? Adobe needs to address this as a serious problem. Its very frustrating when opening old files and reconverting JPGs. I thought the idea of upgrading is to enable the user to be more proficient, not the other way around. Just saying.
This is not a soultion. If I open a file named AwesomeLogo.ai and then I name the art board what I want the JPG to be named (AwesomeLogo) The result when exporting using the artboard is AwesomeLogo_AwesomeLogo. Im right back to having to go in and physicaly change the file name. How does this help???
Not ideal, but I use NameMangler to batch rename files. Saves a lot of time.
It is very annoying problem and should be dealt with.
It is even impossible to overwrite previous files. For example If I export same file called illustration.jpg several times, I might get files named "illustration-01-01-01.jpg"
Why aren't you using Save For Web for jpgs? Needing high res jpgs? Just curious.
I also need TIFFs, pictures in CMYK and images from artboards too large for saving for web.
In some cases it might be justified.
I too, need more than a LoRes .jpg
I have to supply each logo (and to date i have completed 320+) as .pdf, .jpg (HiRes), .eps in CMYK, RGB, B/W and Hex.
Yes! there are workrounds, but they are clumsy and slow. There is a much simpler solution...just give us the option to not number artboards!
You can rearrange your artboards and the numberung will be updated. You can name your arrtboards as well butthe option to use artboard names when exporting artboards to tiffs. jpeg. png etc is not there so I will make a feature request for this once again.
Maybe a team or beta team member will noticd tbis tbreat and actual also make the request.
It's 2013 and I can't find a solution to this problem as the original post.
I have to export files to Hi Res Jpegs using ONE artboard which is the main document file anyway. I don't know other artboards. I have to keep deleting the "-01" from the name every time. Is there a way to turn this off?
So frustrating! I still have found no answer to this problem and it is obviously beyond the capabilities of Adobe.
Has this been fixed or has anyone found a work around?
This is extremely tedious. I have a file that I export high res jpegs from, MUST use the artboard (to keep from the stuff off the artboard making the jpegs the wrong size) and use those jpegs to make notes on (in another Illustrator or IndDesign file).
I should be able to save over the old file, which would automatically update as a linked file in my notes. But no, I have to manually delete old file and re-import to the notes!
Huge waste of time.
Does anyone at Adobe Actually look at this board?
Clearly this is a big annoyance, with a very small fix for a big company.
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Obviously beyond the competence of Adobe (as Steve Jobs suggested, "they are too lazy").
I have been using Name Mangler 3 and found it to be the best solution for this irritating problem
on a Mac.
So it's April 2015. Has Adobe pulled its finger out and done anything about this stupid "interfere with your file names" feature that nobody likes? It is driving me up the wall with frustration! Incidentally, has Illustrator got a proper Arc tool that can draw the arc that the USER ACTUALLY WANTS, rather than the ridiculous 90 degree arc every time?
I have to ask because I am on CS6, and since I will never upgrade to Adobe's nasty CashCow rental scheme I will never find out if they bothered making any worthwhile changes in Illustrator CC (I very much doubt it).
I came here in hopes of a solution as well
I work with many artboards within my files. So for example when working on mobile apps I need a bunch of different sized icons 50x50 60x60 124x124 etc. They way I handle this is I have 1 illustrator file with 15 or so artboards. Each artboard is named with a specific name that the server accepts (with the name is different it will produce an error).
When it's time to export I only put in a "_" underscore in the name so all the names end up as __icon60 or __icon512 at the end i just rename each icon one at a time and remove the double underscore __
Not the ideal solution but it only takes 10-20 seconds per app to rename the icons.
I also came for a solution...
Sometimes to avoid the -01 (if I'm only using 1 art-board per file), I use Photoshop...File > Scripts > Image Processor... this will save everything in the folder you have selected to JPG format...Unfortunately when I use this method, it doesn't recognize the art-board and crops it to the edges of my work.
This -01 issue needs to be solved...it is completely unnecessary.
(separate issue, but if anyone knows how to get Photoshop to recognize the art-board when saving in this method, then my method is extremely better than deleting -01....)
Has this been changed yet? This entire process is bothersome.
As far as I know... no it has not.
In illustrator I just named my artboards what I need the file names to be "icon52" "icon64" "icon128" etc.
And then I do Export. And do all artboards with name of an underscore "_" so the names are:
Then I rename the first file "_icon52" by removing the underscore to "icon52" and PRESS TAB so the next file's name becomes editable without having to double click it. It's a dumb workaround but it works and takes seconds to get the right names.
Hi, Just searching on the same issue. I second the motion for a fix! It simply adds wasted time and we all know how valuable that is in your workflow.
Adobe come on! What is the issue with providing a fix? It's a hugely annoying part of my workflow every day to have to manually rename your stupidly appended filenames... I want to overwrite a file if I choose, you don't need to know the reason, you don't need to append any automatic numbering system or anything else. Super annoying and can't believe it's been years with absolutely no response from Adobe... lame.
Same issue, all I want to do is Replace an existing file with a PNG export. Have a check box for people that want to keep the art board addition to the file name.
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Illustrator CC 2015.3 "Export for Devices" option in File > Export menu provides finer control for exported file names. It allows option to add pre-fix, suffix and not to include any of them.
I too have been using 'Name Mangler' and found it really useful. It does what it says, no fuss, and quick.