1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 23, 2006 11:26 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Modifying AI files

    Level 7
      I've need to modified a file I created with Illustrator. When I loaded
      it into FW it did not look quite the same. I then modified it to save
      back to a AI file. Will the image still remain scalable? When I zoom in
      with FW the image looks pixlated.

      Thanks,
      Greg
        • 1. Re: Modifying AI files
          Level 7
          Hi Greg:

          It's possible that some techniques and features of the Illustrator file
          were not imported directly into Fireworks. Saving as an earlier version
          of Illustrator and then opening/importing into Fireworks might be of
          help when your file doesn't appear the same after opening in Fireworks.

          Fireworks renders the strokes and fills in the file as vectors, but
          retains the vector editing capability. When you open the AI file in
          Fireworks you should get a Vector File Options dialog that allows you to
          specify the resolution (the default is 72 Pixels per inch) your vector
          file will be rendered at in Fireworks. If you are importing, you can
          change the resolution of the Fireworks file. Whether you resize or
          change the resolution, the output of your Web files will be rendered at
          72 pixels per inch, so it's best to work at that resolution for any
          screen graphics.

          The vectors are fully scalable just as in Illustrator and will re-render
          when you scale or resize the vectors. When you zoom in, you are seeing
          the rendered bitmap strokes and fills that are applied to the vector
          objects. The important thing to make sure of is that the rendered
          vectors look good when viewed at 100% with the screen resolution you've
          selected for your images. Use Preview Mode to view how your exported
          image will look.

          I hope this clears up some of your questions.


          Greg MHWW wrote:
          > I've need to modified a file I created with Illustrator. When I loaded
          > it into FW it did not look quite the same. I then modified it to save
          > back to a AI file. Will the image still remain scalable? When I zoom in
          > with FW the image looks pixlated.
          >
          > Thanks,
          > Greg