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Illustrator file import dimensions bug

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I've found that when importing an Illustrator file which has a bleed, Affinity will interpret that bleed as the dimensions of the canvas and rescale everything inside to fit.

 

So say I have a 210x99 document with a 3mm bleed all around, Affinity will read that file as 216x105 but still scale everything visible in the 210x99 window up to fit 216x105.

 

This means checking my document sizes every time I import an Ai file. Ideally, Affinity would either ignore the 3mm bleed, or create a document with a 3mm bleed.

 

Not the end of the world, and it may be down to how Illustrator presents the info within an Ai file, but I thought it was worth pointing out for the sake of polish.

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Just had some feedback from the developers, unfortunately the bleed values are not part of the PDF stream in the AI file. As AI is a proprietary format we can only access the PDF stream so it does unfortunately limit some of our import options 

 

Cheers

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I thought that might be the case. Like I said, not the end of the world, and at least I know the reason.

 

Appreciate you looking in to it either way.

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