In honor of Illustrator's 30th anniversary, an update for Illustrator CC 2017 is now available! This update will make your designing life a lot easier: easy cropping of images, a redesigned Color Themes panel, performance improvements to the New Documents panel, and various stability enhancements.
In this release, we've added a highly requested feature from users. Over 1.92 million users have shown interest in this feature since 2012. Now, designers can crop images directly in Illustrator. When an image is placed into a document, you'll see a crop option that will enable users to adjust simple crop handles. Cropped images discard the excess parts of the image, thereby reducing the file size and improving performance of files. Prior to this update, users had to edit images in Photoshop or find workarounds to gain these benefits -- but based on high demand from users we developed this time-saving feature.
We now have a new Color Themes panel which lets users create, explore, save, and retrieve color themes across applications. You can capture color themes from pictures and photos on the go with Adobe Capture and have them waiting for you in Illustrator. The new panel also helps you create new color themes with smart assistance based on color theory mixing and combination guides.
You can install this new release through the Creative Cloud desktop application, or check for new updates within Illustrator by choosing Help > Updates. For full details of what was added, changed, and fixed see our "What's New" page. If you have features you'd like to see in future releases, let us know here.