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File viewer for AI, EPS & CDR

Discussion in 'General Software' started by ChiknNutz, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    Is there software that will view ALL of these formats. I think Extensis will but seems kinda pricey at $200. Looked at ACDSee, but couldn't determine what formats it supports on their website. Anyone else have a software they use that will do them all simultaneously?
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I just checked on Thumbs Plus which supports CDR but not AI and EPS preview only which is very low rez.

    Thumbs Plus

    The only one I know of is Portfolio which does support all the formats you are looking for.
     
  3. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    thumbs plus will do some EPS.....and AI. but not all. does adobe illistrator have a thumbnail thing like corel??? if it did it would probably see eps/ai.
     
  4. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    ACDsee will preview eps & wmf files, but not ai or cdr.
     
  5. NEW EARTH PRINTING

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    I HAVE A SHAREWARE PROGRAM THAT CAME ON A CLIPART CD. IT IS CALLED CHEEWOO VARYVIEW1.2. IT SEEMS TO DO OK BUT ON MY COMPUTER IT HAS A SMALL GLITCH. ONCE I SELECT THE PATH WHERE THE GRAPHICS ARE (CD DRIVE) AND THEN PLACE ANOTHER CD IN THE DRIVER, I HAVE TO CLOSE THE PROGRAM DOWN AND OPEN IT AGAIN TO RECOGNIZE THE NEW PATH. GO TO WWW.CHEEWOO.COM TO SEE IF IT IS STILL AVALIABLE.

    :Oops: NEVER MIND. I JUST TRIED VIEWING AN .AI FILE AND IT DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THIS FORMAT. SORRY!!!
     
  6. darinbushman

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    Paint Shop Pro

    Paintshop Pro has a good browser, but it requires .ai files to be 9.0 or later... this utilizes the embedded thumbnails within the .ai file Someone on signforums had posted a technique to mass convert .ai files but can't seem to find it right now... hmmmmmm I wonder why...... kimon... are you bald yet....
     
  7. darinbushman

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    Back to extensis..... I just bought it.. it has the same constraint.. it won't see some .ai files that don't have embedded thumbnails.... but it is an incredibly strong tool.. I have spent a week setting it up but can only imagine how powerful it is going to be for me... If you look at it only as a browser.. then it's pretty pricey, if you look at it as a digital asset manager.. it gets pretty reasonable...

    Darin
     
  8. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Darin, you must have something setup wrong. I've been using Portfolio since version 4 and I master almost all my of my clipart in AI Version 3 format. Portfolio thrives on these files, along with EPS and Corel CMX.

    You are correct in that it is a digital asset manager and not just a browser. Our clipart would be nearly worthless to us without it.
     
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