Everything on image trace is greyed out. Preset, View, Mode, Palette, Threshold (and everything in the advanced section too.) I think I hit a button that caused this, but now not sure what to do?
Please make sure if the image is selected, this generally happens when the image is not selected.
Also, Could you please confirm if it is happening with other files as well?
If yes, please reset Illustrator preferences to defaults , for details click here How to set preferences in Illustrator
If it still does not help we would require some more details like
Operating system (Exact version of windows or MAC)
Exact version of Illustrator
Were the files are saved (Both illustrator and place image)
As srisht said, it may be that the image is not selected.
Other things to check:
I took a photo using adobe capture and saved it as a pdf. (and emailed it to another working location).
I then opened it in AI-CC (it looked like a vector but selected like a pixel image).
Image trace was greyed out.
I then 'Placed' the image/vector into a newly created AI-CC doc., and it acted more like a pixel file.
Image Trace was now available.
This just happened to me, too, and I realized the image had a clipping path applied. I released that and trace worked as expected.
Having the same issue, this was my problem.
Thank you Saved me some time for sure.
How do i detect/fix that?
Kimmarla: This just happened to me, too, and I realized the image had a clipping path applied. I released that and trace worked as expected.
PeterRychlik: How do i detect/fix that?
Clearly he's asking how someone would know if they had a clipping path applied, and if so, how to release the trace.
What are you not understanding?
Thanks Barbabra Ash. I created a screenshot of the "image" created a new Illustrator document, and that then recognised it as an image! I'm tracing away now 🙂
I applied a pixelate filter to a shape and I can't trace it. Is there a better way than screenshotting it?
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