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QR Codes generated on Adobe site don't work in Illustrator

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Mar 02, 2024 Mar 02, 2024

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I'm using the QR Code generator provided by Adobe:
https://express.adobe.com/tools/qr-code-generator

I select to save it as SVG, which is the only vector format offered.

When I open the resulting file in Illustrator, first I'm presented with an error that says, "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny," whatever that means.

The file opens, but all the black areas of the QR code have no fill, so it just looks like a blank square. By selecting all, and then changing the fill to black, it then looks like a QR code.

However, when I then select "Save As..." and then choose to save it as an .AI file, Illustrator freezes or crashes. Every time. I've tried this numerous times now, and I have not yet been able to save the QR code as an .AI file.

Obviously one would expect that a file generated by Adobe would work seemlessly with Adobe products, so this level of difficulty is surprising. Hopefully Adobe would correct whatever it is that is causing these failures.

However, I can't wait for Adobe to address this issue, so hopefully there is some kind of workaround. The goal is to have a vector QR code that I can use in Adobe without issues. How would I best accomplish that?

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Community Expert , Mar 03, 2024 Mar 03, 2024

You can do it like this:

https://youtu.be/KQUrluJ5CU4

 

Or use InDesign for your QR code needs.

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You can do it like this:

https://youtu.be/KQUrluJ5CU4

 

Or use InDesign for your QR code needs.

Express generates a mess of clipping masks and calls that an SVG file. In Illustrator this results in the "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to tiny" warning that we all love seeing. Illustrator opens the file anyway and it can be cleaned. Here's how. And here's how to vectorize QR codes and how

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