I’m trying to import a Photoshop saved PNG into Illustrator…and it won’t have it. The ‘place’ dialogue seems to work, I select my file (1.4mb) and then there’s just a blip and nothing…no crosshair angle for placement, zilch.
I understand Illustrator can import PNGs, yes? Are there some extra setting to make in prefs or something?
I’m using Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 from the same suite. Any pointers welcome!
Thanks for comment. Normally if you import a graphic of any kind you will see its outline and handles. No such thing is seen. This is a fairly large PNG admittedly, pixel dimensions are 11000 x 3500. But file size is only 1.4mb. Illustrator will import a 46mb Photoshop file, so I don’t think it would have trouble with a 1.4mb PNG.
BUT… I did some experimenting with sizes, and found that Illustrator will import a PNG, but ONLY upto about 4000px width. Anything bigger and it won’t have it.
I’m building a layered map that you have to be able to see through, so the transparency of each layer is paramount (otherwise I’d just use a JPG to reduce the Illustrator file size.)
Unfortunately, while importing Photoshop works, it makes for a whopping file size and a whopping PDF as a result which takes eons to zoom in on and pan around.
Yes, the document size has always been defined before importing - 150cms x 50cms.
I’ve tried several options of opening PNGs and importing them - in both cases there is a limit somewhere between 4000px wide and 5000px wide - can opena nd import the 4000, cannot open nor import the 5000.