AI File Type- The quick facts
What are AI files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an AI file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an AI file?
AI files have multiple uses, and Adobe Illustrator Graphics is one of them.
Adobe Illustrator Graphics
AI is the acronym for Adobe Illustrator. Files that have the .ai extension are drawing files that the Adobe Illustrator application has created.
The Adobe Illustrator application was developed by Adobe Systems. The files created by this application are composed of paths that are connected by points and are saved in vector format. The technology used to create these files allows the user to re-size the AI image without losing any of the image's quality.
Some third-party programs allow users to "rastersize" the images created in Adobe Illustrator, which allows them to convert the AI file into bitmap format. While this may make the file size smaller and easier to open across multiple applications, some of the file quality may be lost in the process.
How to open AI files
We have identified 2 AI openers that are compatible with this specific type of AI file.
Programs that open Adobe Illustrator Graphics files
Last updated: March 17, 2022
More file formats using the AI extensionThrough our research of AI files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.
Ai Archivator Compressed Archive
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of AI files. Remember, different programs may use AI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Pixillion Image Converter||User submitted|
|Corel PaintShop Pro||User submitted|
|Adobe Photoshop||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|
|CorelDRAW Graphics Suite||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional||User submitted|
|TeXplus Viewer||User submitted|
|Adobe ImageReady||User submitted|