I love the illustrator image trace button:
But I don’t love going into image trace and messing around all the time, turning off white, etc, and I couldn’t figure out an elegant solution to using my custom GF settings, and mash that one button.
So I googled around, and found an article, which I will link, as it will describe it better than I can. (and has a windows spin)
First saved my favorite trace settings:
I went to the folder:
/Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 26 Settings/en_US
I first copied / backed up, then opened the file:
and moved the top bit of data from my newest preset: collection 20,
/adobe.vectorize.ip.threshold 181 /adobe.vectorize.ip.grayscale 50 /adobe.vectorize.ip.AutomaticcolorsFidelity 100.0 /adobe.vectorize.ip.FullcolorsFidelity 100.0 /adobe.vectorize.ip.Limitedcolors 30 /adobe.vectorize.ip.PathFidelity 94.0 /adobe.vectorize.ip.CornerFidelity 93.0 /adobe.vectorize.ip.NoiseFidelity 4 /adobe.vectorize.ip.OverlappingOrAbutting 0 /adobe.vectorize.tracing.fills 1 /adobe.vectorize.tracing.strokes 0 /adobe.vectorize.tracing.maxstrokeweight 10.0 /adobe.vectorize.output.snapcurvestolines 1 /adobe.vectorize.output.ignorewhite 1
and pasted it over the similar text in preset7 which is the button, saved the file, opened illustrator, and it worked.
Now I can’t say my settings are great, but they work for me most of the time.
I will certainly take advice on presets choices!
Links as promised:
Change Default Button:
Location of file to edit on a mac: