Illustrator and PDF compatibility

The question came up the other day regarding how Adobe Illustrator and PDF files are related. After all, Illustrator files have a %PDF header and start out with XMP metadata syntax that suggests strongly that Illustrator files are PDF files. Also, Illustrator seems to default to saving files in a PDF-compatible mode. While in some cases Illustrator files can be processed like they are PDF files, it is important to note that they are not PDF files and the number … Continue reading Illustrator and PDF compatibility