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View Illustrator files in web browsers
Authored by: Han Solo on Jun 21, '04 12:46:07PM
Shouldn't it also be possible to open Illustrator files with Preview? Since (AFAIK) PDF Browser and Preview share the same rendering engine in the OS, that is....

FWIW, I am fairly certain that Preview can open Photoshop documents — maybe PDF Browser can as well? (Not being a graphic designer, I cannot test any of these claims.)

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View Illustrator files in web browsers
Authored by: richie on Apr 17, '14 08:15:17PM

Works for me! Running Preview on 10.9. After you open the .ai file with Preview, you can drag your selection over an item and copy and paste it. It won't paste directly into, say, Pixelmator, but you can paste it into TextEdit and then move it over to your drawing program. Unfortunately, you don't get the vectorized picture. Just the bitmap(?) version. Better than nothing!



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