I need to transmit AI files across a network. The files are between 2 to 5mg in size.
At one end will be a database and the client end will be a air/flex application, thus I can manipulate the files to a large extent if needs be.
Basically I need to try and find a way to make the AI approximately 1/3 of the size whilst lossless. Can anyone make any suggestion as to how I can reduce the AI files? Is there a better file format than AI for transmission? I've looked at FXG which initially appeared like the holy grail, but I've since found it doesn't export brush strokes and gradients which are necessary in my AI files.