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Illustrator Embedded Raster AppleScript

2 Dec

Illustrator Embedded Raster AppleScript

Illustrator Embedded Raster AppleScript

If you work in a production environment or work a lot with other artist I’m sure you’ve run into issues with embedded raster images before. Many times a customer or fellow artist will place a raster image (TIFF, JPG, etc.) into an Illustrator document using Illustrator’s Place command and transform it in some way. They might rotate it, scale it, skew it, or flip it, and all you need is the image in its original unaltered state so you can make some adjustments in Photoshop. This little AppleScript can take the embedded file and un-transform it back to its original size so that you can do what ever you need to with it.

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