How To Embed An Image In Illustrator in 2 simple Ways

In this article, I will show you how to embed an image in illustrator and why it is important. If you plan to further edit a design made in illustrator on another computer or send it to peers to edit or print, it is advisable to embed your images.

When you place an image in your illustrator software when designing, the image is saved as a link in the computer and not copied into the illustrator file. When you move your file to another computer and fail to embed images, the file Ai file will appear without the images because the file links to a path not in the new computer.

What’s an Embedded Image

When you embed an image in illustrator, it means that your image is saved in illustrator and can be used independent of your computer. To know whether the image is embedded or not, just click on it to select. If it is not embedded, it will have an X shaped line over it. If embedded it will only have a border selection.

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Why Should You Embed Images 

When you have images embedded, you can easily edit the file from another computer without having to look for the images again. If you are working as a team, embedded images will help you save time because anyone who will open the file to edit will have all images in place and not have to keep adding them.

How to Embed an image in illustrator

The first way to embed an image is by clicking the top bar. When you place the image on the artboard and select it, you will notice a button labelled embed on the top bar. when you click on it, the image is embedded in illustrator.

You can also embed an image from the links panel. After placing the image, got Window>Links to bring up the links panel. Select the image you want to embed. Click the 3 lines on the top right of the links panel and choose embed image.

Step by Step How to Embed an image in illustrator from the top bar

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Step 1: Go to File>Place to import your image

Step 2: Select the image you intend to embed.

Step 3: Click embed on the top bar.

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Embedding on from the links menu

Step 1: Go to File>Place to import your image

Step 2: Go to window>links to bring up menu

Step3: Select the image you intend to embed on the links menu.

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Step 4: Click 3 lines on the top right corner of the links panel. Embed image

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  1. How to Embed an image in illustrator

    Step 1: Go to File>Place to import your image
    Step 2: Select the image you intend to embed.
    Step 3: Click embed on the top bar.

  2. Embedding on from the links menu

    Step 1: Go to File>Place to import your image
    Step 2: Go to window>links to bring up menu
    Step3: Select the image you intend to embed on the links menu.
    Step 4: Click 3 lines on the top right corner of the links panel. Embed image

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