I have a file that I'm working with that someone else put together. It has about 20 images on it. Each one has a clipping mask on it. When I turn the clipping mask off, about 50 images are really there for each image. This has made for a huge file because each one of those 20 images really has a huge imported file with the 50 images in it. If I turn off the clipping masks, I have 1000 images so I can't get it to the printer.
Is there any way of getting rid of the additional images without reimporting them by themselves? I don't have the original file to do so. I could pull them into Photoshop and do it that way but is there a way to delete the ones not needed in Illustrator. All 50 are part of the same imported image, just clipped to show them by themselves.