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How to open .ai file extension?

File Type : Vector Graphic File Type
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .ai file extension?

.ai file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
Drawing created with Adobe Illustrator, a vector graphics editing program; composed of paths connected by points, rather than bitmap image data; commonly used for logos and print media. Since Illustrator image files are saved in a vector format, they can be enlarged without losing any image quality. Some third-party programs can open AI files, but they may rasterize the image, meaning the vector data will be converted to a bitmap format. NOTE: To open an Illustrator document in Photoshop, the file must first have PDF Content saved within the file. If it does not contain the PDF Content, then the graphic cannot be opened and will display a default message, stating, "This is an Adobe Illustrator file that was saved without PDF Content. To place or open this file in other applications, it should be re-saved from Adobe Illustrator with the "Create PDF Compatible File" option turned on."
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .ai files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • Adobe Acrobat XI
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • CorelDRAW Grpahics Suite X7
  • ideaMK Ai Viewer
  • IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 21
  • Inkscape
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Serif DrawPlus
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 2015
  • Inkscape
  • GIMP
  • sK1
Apple Mac OS X:
  • IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v8
  • Adobe Acrobat XI
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Apple Preview
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Inkscape
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v8
Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):
  • Adobe Debut