AI files and GIMP
Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:47 AM
Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:06 AM
Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:40 AM
I just tested this now. I had a number of old Illustrator files lying around (made with Illustrator 8). Hit File>Open in GIMP and then choose "All Files" from the file format pop-up menu in the lower right hand corner. If it's set to "All Images" .ai files won't show up. Pick your image and it will load them the same way it does .eps. Apparently .ai is almost the same as .eps, except it's Adobe's version.
Note that this works with Illustrator 8 files (that were not to complex), I don't know how well it will work with the latest version of Illustrator. An alternative is to ask whoever gave you the files to give you .eps or bitmap files instead. :)
p.s. I tried opening them in InkScape too, but had no luck there.
Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:34 PM
And there is another problem ,even if the name is remained identical, Adobe changed the AI format , and i believe only the older AI (done with illustator pre-CS, or saved to be backward compatible )may be opened with Inkscape...about Gimp i didn't know that could open any kind of AI...but if worked for Ragtag may work for you
Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:14 PM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:10 PM
Anyway since i have no any other reason to use Ghostscript on Windows, even because contain a sort of disturbing adware that i was not able to kill, i resolve not editing variables but just copying (both :!: )the ghostscript .exe and moving the copies in the gimp bin folder
then i unistalled ghostscript, no more needed
Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:10 PM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:15 PM
Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:58 PM
Will be no nasty once, just state that" GS is free ,open source, but donations are welcome, i am invite to register my copy ,(if i'm not wrong "register" include a fee ) "
Nothing too bad but i hate that bumping on every time i want open a PDF...may be a way to disable it from GS the point is that ad has not a "don't show again " checkbox, and i do not like be forced to investigate how to remove it.
About your question i was wandering on the same point...i may be wrong but seems that Gimp do not need Ghostscript as program but only some libraries included .
But i believe this will be fixed somehow in the future PDF should be supported out of the box
Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:07 PM
By installing Ghostscript, I was able to open both an (.eps) file and an (.ai) file.
Quickly googling, there is a great how-to-install Ghostscript here: http://www.squidoo.com/epsGIMP.
I hope this helps everyone open their .ai files.
Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:22 AM
My question is can either Gimp or Inkscape save a file in .ai format? And if not, is there any way that I can produce something (ideally in) Gimp and later convert it (without loss of data) to .ai format? (neither program lists .ai in the list of saveable extensions).
Urgh, sorry. This is the sort of thing that makes me want to shutdown the computer and take up stick whittling.. :(
The reason I need to know is this: http://www.worldfilm...contest2010.php
Appreciate any help. If the answer is no to all my questions, does anyone know of an opensource program that CAN work with .ai files? (Don't y'just hate proprietary sw... :x )