No, photos are a single .jpg images. Illustrator (.ai) images should be fully editable in illustrator.
My images are not layered either. This one in particular I need in layers because I am printing Gold Foil BCs for my client. I downloaded the file an its flat. 132840653 File type: AI/EPS. Can someone assist me?
Ai files can be fully editable in illustrator (as stated above), if you happen to be using apps (such as Photoshop) - file can only be looked as flattened.