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Name Adobe Illustrator
Version 12.0
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/postscript
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  com.adobe.illustrator-image
PUID:  fmt/561
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.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.4 - Portable Document Format (1.4)
Is previous version of Adobe Illustrator (13.0)
Is subsequent version of Adobe Illustrator (11.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Supported by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Source Georgia Tech Research Institute / Georgia Tech Research Institute
Source date 19 Jul 2013
Source description 08/2023 ( v113)- Signature file updated. Submitted by Brigham Young University as part of research to be found here:
Last updated 24 May 2023
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