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Illustrator AI support with Version 1.82.4

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Hello forum,

thanks for that awesome software, but there still seem to be some problems with vector format:

I've tried every Illustrator legancy (version 3 to 10 (CS)) as a AI format and none of them could be displayed by xnview (it just displays the binary numbers).

I've installed Gostscript (current version 854w32) running on WinXP Pro SP2. Doesn't help either. I've read every post on AI files in this forum. Nothing did help.

I would like to try an older build of xnview and see if it works there, but i can't find a download anywhere.

Is this a known "bug"? Or am I missing some very important fact?

If anyone is able to view AI files, would be great if you post your version numbers and maybe a link to your file that i can check weather it works for me or not. Let's get this working, this gonna be a great important feature for XnView!

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Sample plz ?

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:) Hello !

• Maybe did you that already, but it's indispensable to set in the Options :

1. General >> StartUp >> Tick the box Use all available formats

2. Browser >> Item displayed >> Tick the row of boxes for AI, PS, PDF

• Unfortunately, I've not any *.AI file here to test, please could you give a link to get a sample of the files you can't display ? TIA !

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
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Re: Illustrator AI support with Version 1.82.4

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daniel wrote:Hello forum,

thanks for that awesome software, but there still seem to be some problems with vector format:

I've tried every Illustrator legancy (version 3 to 10 (CS)) as a AI format and none of them could be displayed by xnview (it just displays the binary numbers).

I've installed Gostscript (current version 854w32) running on WinXP Pro SP2. Doesn't help either. I've read every post on AI files in this forum. Nothing did help.

I would like to try an older build of xnview and see if it works there, but i can't find a download anywhere.

Is this a known "bug"? Or am I missing some very important fact?

If anyone is able to view AI files, would be great if you post your version numbers and maybe a link to your file that i can check weather it works for me or not. Let's get this working, this gonna be a great important feature for XnView!

regards,
daniel
If you have problem to view ai, please send me it?
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Re: Illustrator AI support with Version 1.82.4

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xnview wrote:If you have problem to view ai, please send me it?
Hello xnview, what email do you want me to send it to?

btw: eps and pdf does work.

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Post by daniel »

http://download.danielnitz.com/download ... test_cs.ai
http://download.danielnitz.com/download ... test_v8.ai
http://download.danielnitz.com/download ... test_v3.ai

Here are the files for download. Created on Mac OS with Illustrator CS. Would be great if everybody could refer to those files if working or not and on which OS and xnview versions.

@col: I've done that allready ;) As i said, I've literally read EVERY post on AI

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Various results…

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:) Hello ! Welcome aboard as a Member !

• I've tested your samples :

¤ With 1.82.4

a) test_cs.ai >>> Works OK

b) test_v3.ai >>> Nope, unknown format…

c) test_v8.ai >>> Nope, same message.
-------------------------------------------------

¤ With 1.90 RC1

a) >>> Nope, unknown…

b) >>> Nope, same message.

c) >>> Works OK ! :P

• 1.80.3 behaves like 1.90 RC1 with the same samples.

Pierre please, could you lighten that mystery ? :?

:mrgreen: VG
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Post by daniel »

ok, it's me again.
I've tested on a different machine. I've installed the "all-in-a-box" version after I had installed the ghostscript. Now I get the same result as Clo.

Still strange why it doesn't work with Illu v3 and 8.

It also doesn't work with CorelDraw files. Anything known about that? Is this feature more to come or just not worth the effort? (because it's corel ;) )
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CRD OK

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:) Hello !

• I've a set of samples for *.CDR v.5 … v.10 All works in 1.82.4 and in 1.90 RC1.

• All old *.CDR from Corel 3 are displayed OK in all XnView versions (for a while !)

:mrgreen: VG
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Post by daniel »

My file is a V12 corel. Maybe thats the reason? V10 Doesn't work either.

Here are my files:
http://download.danielnitz.com/download ... st_v12.cdr
http://download.danielnitz.com/download ... st_v10.cdr

Note:
A icon preview is normally generated by corel when you save the file.
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daniel wrote:http://download.danielnitz.com/download ... test_cs.ai
http://download.danielnitz.com/download ... test_v8.ai
http://download.danielnitz.com/download ... test_v3.ai

Here are the files for download. Created on Mac OS with Illustrator CS. Would be great if everybody could refer to those files if working or not and on which OS and xnview versions.

@col: I've done that allready ;) As i said, I've literally read EVERY post on AI

daniel
Ok, i fix the problem for test_cs.ai, but test_v3 can not be loaded!
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Post by daniel »

That sounds great, pierre!

There shouldn't be too many v3 files around ;)

If you like those files for everyone as test files (that ppl can verify if their installation is properly working) you can use them without any restrictions.
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Post by helmut »

daniel wrote:If you like those files for everyone as test files (that ppl can verify if their installation is properly working) you can use them without any restrictions.
I've just downloaded all of them for future testing. "Hallo" und Danke! :-)
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