How unembed all images in Illustrator


Hi world, I have a problem.

I have a file, and this file has all images embed, and I need unembed all, but is so hard unembed one by one.

I wonder if there is a plugin or a script for this work.

Thanks for you reply.


The following link shows how to get to the images, but not how to automatically relink them:

Real World Illustrator: TECHNIQUE: Unembedding Images


Javascripts for Illustrator [Illustrator Praxis]
WR-deEmbed [Illustrator Praxis]

Stephen Marsh

I test WR-deEmbed but I can't unembed images.

There is a plugin from Esko.
Not sure if you can buy that plugin separately now, but here is a link the the user manual:
Esko Help Center

Ps, I'm former esko

What plugins is this?

Best regards
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Stephen Marsh

Well-known member
Extracting the images is not the issue. The hard part is automatically linking the extracted image to the source embedded image. Simple enough to do manually if one only has a handful of embedded images or files, painful if one is facing many images/files. Probably something that is easy enough for a script developer or plugin programmer to do but not so easy for an average user.

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