.AIP File Extension

Adobe Illustrator Plug-in

Developer Adobe Systems
3.6  |  18 Votes

What is a AIP file?

An AIP file is a plug-in used by Adobe Illustrator, a drawing program used to create vector graphics. It contains an additional feature that can be added to Illustrator.

More Information

Artists and graphic designers use Adobe Illustrator to create logos, signs, digital art, and drawings. While Illustrator includes a wealth of design and drawing features, users can add additional features by installing Illustrator plug-ins. These plug-ins, which are developed by Illustrator users and third-party companies, are saved as AIP files.

For example, the companies Astute Graphics, Fontself, and Mai Tools all offer Illustrator plug-ins, distributed as AIP files. These plug-ins provide artists with additional effects, allow artists to convert sketched lettering into fonts, and help artists automatically crop images. Other Illustrator plug-ins provide other advanced features.

Some Illustrator plug-ins are free to download and install, while others must be purchased. Many plug-ins are available from Adobe's official website, on the Third-party plug-ins for Illustrator page.

How to open a AIP file

AIP files are not meant to be opened. To use your AIP file with Adobe Illustrator (Windows, Mac), place it in one of the following locations:

  • Windows: C:/​Program files/​Adobe/​Adobe Illustrator####/​Plug-ins/​Extensions
  • Mac: Applications/​Adobe Illustrator ####/​Plug-ins

Then, the features your plug-in contains will appear in Illustrator.

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Programs that open or reference AIP files


Advanced Installer Project

Developer Caphyon
4.0  |  4 Votes

Project format used by Advanced Installer, a Windows installer that allows users to install, update, and configure products; contains information that describes a setup package, as well as project paths, type, and caching and path variables.

Programs that open AIP files

Actual Installer Project

Developer Softeza Development
4.0  |  3 Votes

Project created by Actual Installer, a program used to install Windows software; contains project information that describes the software being installed, such as product name and version, software requirements, installation mode, license agreement, shortcuts, and file associations.

Programs that open AIP files


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