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Name Adobe Illustrator CC Artwork
Version 17-23
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1862
Classification Image (Vector)
Description The documents (files) created by Adobe Illustrator are PostScript language documents. A PostScript language document description that minimally conforms to the Document Structuring Conventions has two main parts: a prolog and a script. The prolog encapsulates information needed by other programs to interpret the file. The script describes the graphic elements on the page. Beginning with version 9, the Adobe Illustrated ai file format included both a pdf copy of the illustration and a postscript copy. Beginning with Adobe Illustrator 13.0. the PDF that Illustrator embeds in the file so that other apps can read the file is PDF 1.5. The PDF 1.5 header is included in the file structure.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.5 - Portable Document Format (1.5)
Is previous version of Adobe Illustrator (16.0)
Is previous version of Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 Artwork (24-24.1)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Supported by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Source Brigham Young University / Brigham Young University
Source date 24 May 2023
Source description  
Last updated 24 May 2023
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