Links information

The Links panel (Window > Links) displays a list of all artwork that is placed (embedded or linked) in an Illustrator document. Links Information is displayed in the Links panel. To view file information for linked files, do one of the following:

  • In the Links panel, double-click a link.
  • In the Links panel, select a link, and then click the Show Link Info button.
  • Select a linked object, click the Object Type hyperlink in the Control panel to open the Links panel, and then click the Link Information button.
Links panel
Click Object Type hyperlink to open Links Info panel for selected object

A. Object type B. Linked file details 

Links panel with Link Information area
Links panel with Link Information area

A. Show Link Info B. Links actions C. Link Info area D. Previous/Next Navigation Icons 

Use the icons to Relink, Go to Link, Update Link, and Edit Original. As before, these options are also available from the panel menu.

The Links Information panel displays the following information:


Displays the name of the linked file


Displays the file type of the linked file and type of linking: linked or embedded.

Color space

Displays the color space and color profile of the linked file. Blank for embedded files.


Displays the folder location of the linked file. Click the Folder icon to open the folder in Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac OS).


Displays the effective Pixels per Inch (PPI) of the linked file.


Displays the original dimensions of the linked file. This value does not change even if you transform (resize, rotate) the linked file.


Displays the artwork’s values for scale and rotation.


Displays the date the file was created.


Displays the date the file was most recently modified.


Indicates if the image contains alpha transparency.

For more information about the Links panel, see Links panel overview.


To view Links information in earlier versions of Illustrator, choose Window > Document Info, and then choose Linked Images from the panel menu. For more information, see Document Info panel overview.

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