View Full Version : AI File Thumbnail Reader

Kevin L. Waldron
05-27-2008, 6:35 PM
Does anyone know of a file reader that will show views of AI files without having to open them? I have a legal copy of AI but even it doesn't show a thumbnail of the graphics without opening the file. I like others have purchased clip art and don't always have a pdf or or gif file to view what we have.

It sure would be nice if something where available.



Skip Weiser
05-27-2008, 6:57 PM
Kevin, try ST Thumbs Explorer (http://www.softfields.com/downe.php)

I asked myself the same question today and found this program. It's got a 30 day trial so you can see how it works for you. It gives me thumbnails for about 90% of my .AI files but it won't do all of them for some reason. It works great for my .EPS files though.


Kevin L. Waldron
06-02-2008, 9:26 PM
Thanks, Skip just what I have been looking for.


Dean Rose
06-03-2008, 9:02 AM
Thanks for posting that link Skip, I have also been looking for a viewer and that one works great.