I bought some vector graphics that have been saved as Illustrator (ai and eps files) and my CorelDraw version 9 will not open them. CRAP !! I really don't want to purchase X7 for $400 and don't use CorelDraw enough to justify that investment. Is there some way I can get these Illustrator files open and back to CDR9 so I can edit them ?
I want to be able to select the parts and pieces in these vector files so I can change the fills, shapes, etc..
Any ideas ?
Try here >> http://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-eps
I haven't tried it, I googled Ai to EPS converter
Thanks Chris. Right, I am familiar and have used www.Zamzar.com to convert all kinds of files to other files....BUT I am trying to open and eps or ai file and convert to CorelDraw 9 (which I own) so I can still "edit" the shapes in the file. I can already open the eps and ai file in Photoshop to throw the vector image on something... I am trying to be able to still "edit" the shapes and vectors in Corel 9.
Long time since I have used Ver9, do you have the dialogue to import as editable if so use that.
Sounds good, but unfortunately no...I have never seen that option anywhere in Corel at least my version.
Last shot for me.
Try renaming to a .PS extension and try that.
If that does not work you will have to wait till someone who knows Ver9 chimes in.
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned this yet: What version of AI format are those files stored in? Corel 9 is REALLY old. It might be able to import files from the contemporary versions of AI, but I doublt it will be able to read much newer versions of AI files. I use Corel 10 and it cannot open most new AI files. With older AI files I cannot read sometimes renaming them as PDF works, but not often. I have a friend who uses AI and he exports the AI files as CDR files for me (he exports to CDR in his Adobe Illustrator).
I don't know what version these ai and eps files were created and saved as. These are InkyDeals designs that they sell and there support hasnt responded to 3 emails so I am losing faith in their helping out. I realize CDR 9 is old but I don't use it much which is why I haven't upgraded for many years. I did download the X7 trial and its opening the ai and eps files just fine so I can edit them so I am hoping Corel will let me buy the upgrade to X7 for the upgrade price.
I can also open these in Inkscape (free vector program) so I could almost use that...