Reading .ai files (no pdf) without Illustrator

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ibilly, May 14, 2008.

  1. ibilly macrumors regular

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    #1
    Can anyone point me towards a program that can read adobe illustrator .ai files (which were not saved with a pdf version embedded)? I'm kindof 'up a creek' here with photoshop CS and preview both letting me down, as well as several searches on here and macupdate. Help?
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    In theory, photoshop should be able to open it, but only if it was created in a version of Illustrator current with, or prior to, your version of Photoshop.

    Your simplest solution may be to download the current Illustrator demo from Adobe - as I recall, it gives you a 15 day trial.

    Alternatively, VectorDesigner (shareware) will open (and allow modification of) .ai files.
     

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