horkana at maths.tcd.ie
Sat Jul 30 13:25:05 PDT 2005
On Sat, 30 Jul 2005, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 13:52:13 +0300
> From: Nicu Buculei <nicu at apsro.com>
> To: Open Clip Art Library <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] pron
> Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> > Consequently, items that are not vector images can be uploaded as
> > "other". We have received a number of images that clearly are not
> > vector (JPEG and PNG being the most common formats, but we also have
> > received .bmp and GIF images) and also some items that are not images
> > per se (e.g., PDF, avi) and some things I cannot identify (e.g., at
> > least one .ai file, whatever that is, possibly a video format, but I'm
> > guessing). They generally end up in the failed archives.
> Jonadab, .ai is Adobe Illustrator, so we are talking about vector graphics.
> For newer versions, .ai == .pdf
AI == PDF in the same sense that Inkscape == XML. Unless Adobe
Illustrator users have chosen special PDF compatability options when
saving, you cannot view the files using standard PDF viewers.
> and for older files Skencil or even Inkscape can be used to open them.
Skencil or Inkscape using Skencil indirectly. Inkscape does not have
built in support for Adobe Illustrator and I think it is important to make
it clear so that no one gets the wrong idea.
I believe the old AI format had a similiar relationship to EPS as the
current format does to PDF.
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