Is there any way to open adobe illustrator cc files in ubuntu? I have tried with inkskep and it does not work for adobe CC ai files. What can be done? Is there any online converter for free?


A non exhaustive list, based on Wikipedia and the Software Centre:

  • Ghostscript - converts AI postscript files into other formats. Provides libraries for other pragrammes, e.g. GIMP, to import AI files. Available from the Software Centre.

  • Inkscape - imports old Postscript-based AI files (up to AI version 8) and AI files based on PDF (AI 9.0 and above). Available from the Software Centre.

  • Skencil - alternative vector editor for Linux supporting AI.

  • sK1 - supports PostScript-based AI files up to AI version 9.

  • UniConvertor - supports PostScript-based AI files; available from the Software Centre.

  • Xara Xtreme - commercial software that runs on Linux.

  • XnView - said to open AI files saved with the PDF compatibility option.

  • Zamzar - online tool that converts AI files into other image formats, GIF, JPG, PNG, etc.

  • The Xara Xtreme does not appear to be active any longer. The last updates are from 2009. – MountainX Nov 28 '15 at 1:45

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