I draw a figure using GMT (Generic Mapping Tools) and save it as a pdf file.
When I opened it with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, it worked just fine:
But when I opened it with Illustrator (version 2018, tried 2022 but still the same), it looked like this:
The colors in the middle panel went missing and all turned yellow. These two apps use the same color space as shown in the figures above.
Is there anyone who knows how to fix this?
Probably soem issue with the paths and how they are combined into groups and compound objects and/ or they are simply too complex and exhaust AI's internal limits. The yellow being used for the medium ranges and having lots of "holes" by ways of the otehr regions would probably fit each of these scenarios. anyway, check the structure in the layers group and reorganize things. Eventually things will start reappearing.
Thanks for the reply! I tried to draw the figure as simply as possible (i.e. the problematic panel only and without any decoration)
but as you can see the missing colors still did not appear.
llustrator isn't a general PDF editor. Great when it works, but when it doesn't that's pretty much how it is. Best never to get nto the position of replying on Illustrator to edit general PDFs as a crucial part of your workflow, one day it will let you down.
Thanks for sharing the file. I am also able to reproduce the issue on my end. Illustrator is opening these temperature maps as linked images rather than a vector. The quick fix was to copy these images from Acrobat and paste them into the Preview app on macOS, or you can use paint on Windows and then save them as PNG. Now, please open the file in Illustrator, select the images and relink & replace it with these PNGs.
I hope this helps!
Anshul, thanks for taking the time! I can fix the problem now by following the steps in your suggestion. Cheers!
Glad to hear that. Please feel free to reach out if you run into any other questions or issues in the future. We'd be happy to help.
Thanks & Regards,