Adobe Illustrator Saving to PSD: “Not enough memory to save the file”

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This is on CS5.5 under Windows XP Professional.

There seems to be a known issue about saving (large) Adobe Illustrator files to PSD (thoroughly discussed), where the exporter will complain about "Not enough memory to save the file". This happens regardless of the available memory on the computer, and seems to be a limitation in the PSD exporter itself.

The only possible solution so far seems to be to copy-n-paste each layer separately from the illustrator file and into the open Photoshop file. We need to keep the layers intact (and not merged), so selecting all the layers at the same time doesn't work.

Do anyone have a workaround to the actual, original export issue, or a way to be able to get the layer information into Photoshop without handling each layer separately?

Best Answer

Unchecking Anti-Alias seems to work, unfortunately it gives unsatisfactory results in my opinion. You lose the crispness on the edges of artwork without anti-aliasing.