5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2009 9:34 AM by Harron K. Appleman

    Why are some AI files with linked images so big?

    Kris_Hunt Level 1

      I have several .ai (not .eps) files that all link to the same large bitmap images. Most of these .ai files are 3-4 times (~220 MB) the sum of the size of the bitmaps (~60 MB), and none of the bitmap images are embedded! Where is the huge file size coming from?

       

      Second, while most of the .ai files are huge, a couple are not. They're around 320 KB. I compared the document info between a large file and a small file, and there are no significant differences. What's going on? I'm using CS4.