Do any of you know if it is possible to extract an embedded bitmap image (»bitmap« in the sense it is used in Photoshop, technically meaning a »1bit bitmap image«) from an ai-file?
Unembedding does not seem to be an option for me, see screenshot of the attached file.
Thanks for any insights!
(Illustrator 26.0.1 on MacOS 10.15.7)
Still does not work when the object is selcted?
I can reproduce that, once embedded you cannot unembed it.
You can open the pdf in Photoshop as greyscale and convert it to bitmap with a 50% threshold.
Please forgive the late reply, somehow I dind’t get notifications about your posts.
Thanks for getting back to me!
@Monika Gause, selecting the object doesn’t make a difference.
@Ton Frederiks , that approach would seem to force a resampling of the image, so might incur a (slight) degeneration of image quality.
I guess I was mistaken, under certain circumstances (no rotation, converting at the exact effective resolution, …) the bitmap image will be mapped exactly when Importing the ai in Photoshop.
Export as .bmp seems to work with the correct resolution settings (and is faster than the Photoshop workaround).
Thanks; I hadn’t searched there, just on this Forum …