I have an Illustrator file that has multiple PSDs placed into it. After I get everything sized correctly, I save and close. When I go back to open it later, the PSDs that were correctly sized before are now really small within the file.

I am just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if there is a solution.


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I have been working with Illustrator since version 3. I know from experience that sometimes mysterious things happen which no that I have been able to find seems to be able to explain. I too have experienced the strange behavior of placed images changing size.

The only solution that I have been able to come up with is to delete the object and re-import it. Sometimes even that does not work. Sometimes I have to open a new file, copy everything from the old file to the new file and save the new file over the old one.
Obviously there is a corruption in the code, but I have not found anyone that can explain how it is happening or if there is another fix.

Fortunately, it happens VERY rarely. Perhaps, for me, less than once in...say...three hundred files, or so.

EE has a few pretty sharp Illustrator experts. Perhaps one might be able to shed some more light on this. I hope this posts will help you also. http://yourfriendlyitconsultant.com/2009/11/21/designer-tip-fixing-damaged-illustrator-files/

  • Hello @JezryGora, welcome to GDSE and thank you for your response. It seems your answer is not really an answer, but just an affirmation of the issue and a link to a barely related seven year old blog post. Could you please expand your answer to include a more to the point solution?
    – PieBie
    Commented Jul 19, 2016 at 19:03
  • You've been very kind in your efforts to help. Thanks for that. Solved!
    – SeanRyann
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 18:42

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