Have tried to resolve this with Adbobe support who were useless and insisteed on wanting remote access to my work laptop.
In Illustrator 2022 - if I select a rectangle that is clipping a photograph, the dimesnions in the info panel are incorrect and show the dimesnions of the placed photograph, not the bounding box.
The dimensions in the 'properties' panel are correct.
Have tried resetting the preferences and restarting my machine, as per adobe support suggestions - but the issue is still there.
How can I get these two dimensions to be consistent.
The direct selection tool seems to give me the dimension of the clipped image, not the bounding box, as below:
If you click in the image with the Direct Selection tool, it will give you info about the image. If you click on the edge of the Clipping Mask it will give you the same info as the Properties panel.
I use Smart Guides (Cmd/Ctrl U) to make it easier to detect the edges of the mask/image.
Thanks Ton, smart guides makes it workable.
Is this a regression / change in illustrator - don't ever remember the info panel being incorrect before.
I cannot check older versions than 2021, they behave the same. But I hardly ever use the Info panel, mostly use the Transform panel because it gives the info and let me change it.
Thanks for checking Ton, guess I've got a bit used to Sketch and Figma being a bit more inuitive! Will use the transform panel from now on, seems simpler!
Good to hear that helped a little.
Please try to open the Layers Panel and select the clipping rectangle there. What happens?
I have to find it in isolotation mode as there are many layers, but selecting between the cliping path layer or linked file layer in the layers panel doesn't select the layer on the artwork / change the info panel. Is that normal, seems that clicking a layer should select it on the canvas?
do not try to click on the "layer" in Layers Panel - click on the small rectangle to the right of the clipping path rectangle in the Layers Panel instead.
Or try the following workaround:
Info and Properties Panel shows the same values.
Thanks those worked.