Vectors: Additional format too big?

Sometimes when I illustrate, my EPS file gets too big (around 50MB or more) and that's one thing you can avoid happening.

For better compatibility I save my vector files as EPS 8, so after the original AI file is finished try to shrink the size of the file this way:

- Click Save As (choose EPS)

-A new dialog box appears and you choose the Version: Illustrator 8 EPS (for best compatibility)

-Choose the Preview Format to NONE (this will decrease the size of it quite a bit)

-Now uncheck Embed fonts

-Uncheck Include Document Thumbnails

Now click OK, that should do it.

NOTE: If your vector contains transparency objects when you save EPS 8 you'll have to check the Preserve Appearance and Overprints (in the same dialog box) and that usually rasterizes a part of your vector and increases its sizes a lot, not to mention it reduced editability and quality, so if you have a lot of transparency effects in your file it's more practical to upload the AI file as additional format instead of an EPS 8.

Photo credits: Agencyby.

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Joliephantasm

nice tip, thanks

Owaisphotography

very nice
thanks for shearing

Laurasinelle

Great, thanks for sharing!

000zzz

Thanks for sharing. I will try it later :)

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