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All I am looking to do is to manipulate the size of .ai files and create some animated gif's. When I say maniuplate the size of .ai file, my logo designer provides me with images in .ai file format. I want to import those files, increase or decrease the size of the image and save it in .jpg or gif. I also want the software to allow me to create animated gif's. That's it!
I am hoping to find something simple and easy to use. I have heard of gimp but installing a library to get it working made me shy away from it so I thought I would ask here first.
I am new to this so your help would be most appreciated.
I downloaded and installed xnview. I opend up some gif's okay. When I tried opening the .ai file it gives me the message: The format of the file could not be determined. This is despite having the file type set to .ai .
Sometimes it would give the error message about ghostsrcipt so I downloaded and installed that but that did not fix it in that it still gives me the same error message above.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
( never actually tried this conversion using xnview ..as I have illustrator and corel ) Try irfanview and then use it to convert to jpeg or use ghostscript ..GS is more powerfull but can be awkward to use ..command line in GS will let you convert from .ai to jpeg ..
you could also do this I think with an old fireworks ..maybe around #3 or #4 ..
most times it's either gimp ..and you can get it without needing to do it via binaries ( presume you are on doze ) auto installer from the download link here [gimp-win.sourceforge.net...] ..and dont forget the help files / doc ..from here [gimp.org...] ..along with how to install ..shouldnt take you longer than 100 seconds to do the install and be ready to run ..gimp is nice :)..
or spend the money ..
but gimp is better ..
[edited by: Leosghost at 11:33 pm (utc) on Jan. 5, 2007]
[edited by: Leosghost at 12:13 am (utc) on Jan. 6, 2007]
I tried eps but it did not load properly for me ( most likely because I don't know what I am doing with images). But from your suggestion, I had the file sent to me as .psd (Photoshop) and I was able to read it with XnView.
I am still waiting to hear back on the issue of loading the .ai file.
Thanks to Leosghost and rocknbil for your help.