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Opening an image with illustrator creates a very large artboard behind the image

Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Hi,

Since updating to Adobe Illustrator 26.0.1 I've had this weird behaviour.
If I open an image, a massive artboard opens instead of just the spacing around the image itself.

Photoshop still works fine, but Illustrator is behaving this way. I tried looking in preferences, I couldn't find any options.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021
If you open an image file directly in Illustrator, it will create an artboard based on your previous new document settings rather than the size of the image. It has always done this as far as I know.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021
Create a new document at the size you want and place or drag the image (Shift drag to embed) onto the artboard.

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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If you open an image file directly in Illustrator, it will create an artboard based on your previous new document settings rather than the size of the image.

It has always done this as far as I know.

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Create a new document at the size you want and place or drag the image (Shift drag to embed) onto the artboard.

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