Opening an AI file can be done with different software. Some you have to pay for, some are free.

Paid software

Adobe Illustrator

Is the main program used for opening and editing AI files. We also use this software to create our files.


Can also be used to open and edit AI files by following the procedure below:

  1. Start the CorelDraw program.
  2. Choose file, and then click ‘Open’.
  3. Search for the AI file you want to open.
  4. Select the file.
  5. Edit and save the file.

Other software that can deal with Adobe Illustrator Artwork files

  • Adobe’s Acrobat
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • ACD Systems Canvas
  • Serif Draw Plus
  • Cinema 4D


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Free programs to open AI files

  • Inkscape
  • Scribus
  • ideaMK Ai Viewer
  • sK1


AI files can be opened in Windows too. They are compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.


Do you want to open an AI file on a Mac? Then you need Mac OS 10.14, MacOS 10.13, or MacOS 10.12.


Do you have questions about opening AI files? Then feel free to contact us.

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