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File Type 1Adobe Illustrator File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
3.9 (75 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryVector Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

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.

More Information

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."

Program(s) that open .AI files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Adobe Illustrator CC
ideaMK Ai Viewer
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Serif DrawPlus
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 2015
ACD Systems Canvas 15
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Inkscape
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v8
Apple Preview
Inkscape
Linux LogoLinux
Inkscape
sK1
GIMP
Updated 7/6/2015

File Type 2Battlefield 2 Artificial Intelligence File

DeveloperElectronic Arts
Popularity
3.0 (11 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Game file used by Battlefield 2, a modern warfare first-person shooter; saves the properties and instructions for how the computer and units move and act during a game; saved in a plain text format and sometimes modified to tweak gameplay settings.

Program(s) that open .AI files
Updated 12/8/2011