Adobe Illustrator Plug-in
3.6 | 18 Votes
What is a AIP file?
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.
Programs that open or reference AIP files
Advanced Installer Project
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
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.