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I ofted use to link .ai files inside my mayn illustrator files. In the new cc version of illustrator 23 if the linked .ai file contains a trasparency, the trasparency effect (opacity 10% for example) is lost and in preview and in the pdf files the opacity is 100%. This happen both for vectorial and raster objects. In this situation the only slutio is to raster the object, but is a not reversible action. Is this a bug or a configuration problem?

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I think the issue can be reproduced if you disable the Embed ICC Profiles option in the (Save as) Illustrator Options. In that case the linked .ai file does not display according to the opacity settings. Embedding (or – as you mentioned – rasterizing) the linked file seems to restore that.

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What does happen if you turn on the Embed ICC Profiles option in the (Save as) Illustrator Options?

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Transparency lost in linked illustrator files

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I ofted use to link .ai files inside my mayn illustrator files. In the new cc version of illustrator 23 if the linked .ai file contains a trasparency, the trasparency effect (opacity 10% for example) is lost and in preview and in the pdf files the opacity is 100%. This happen both for vectorial and raster objects. In this situation the only slutio is to raster the object, but is a not reversible action. Is this a bug or a configuration problem?

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I think the issue can be reproduced if you disable the Embed ICC Profiles option in the (Save as) Illustrator Options. In that case the linked .ai file does not display according to the opacity settings. Embedding (or – as you mentioned – rasterizing) the linked file seems to restore that.

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What does happen if you turn on the Embed ICC Profiles option in the (Save as) Illustrator Options?

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Can you share one of those .ai files that you use as linked files?

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In the link the original .ai file.

Dropbox - Coupon.ai - Simplify your life

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I think the issue can be reproduced if you disable the Embed ICC Profiles option in the (Save as) Illustrator Options. In that case the linked .ai file does not display according to the opacity settings. Embedding (or – as you mentioned – rasterizing) the linked file seems to restore that.

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What does happen if you turn on the Embed ICC Profiles option in the (Save as) Illustrator Options?

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Yes, activating the "embed ICC Profiles" the problem disappears.  Saving the file turning on the the embedd ic profiles seems to be a solution. I don't know if this is a bug.

For future reader I will above post agai the problem just becouse in the last message I posted the wrong jpeg.

Thank you for the support.

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Well, I think it's pretty obvious that this is an irritating bug. In older versions of Illustrator it works properly without having to embed colour profiles.

You may report it.

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Hi, thanks for the solution!  I thought something was a little odd with that, and linked files are really important when I'm dealing with monster files and need to divide to conquer!

 

All the best,

 

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i have 3 like documents that I'm trying to link and only one is giving me issues with not showing the transparency effect, unless I embed the file which makes it much harder to navigate the whole file. Tried the comment below with no change in the file.

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Please create a new thread, describe your problem exactly (post screenshots) and name your system and version. Thank you.

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