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How to generate thumbnail from .eps and .ai files in .NET?

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A potential client is asking if I can generate a thumbnail image from .eps and .ai files. The System.Drawing.Bitmap class is not able to do this. I need a 3rd party library that - ideally - extends GDI+ (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms533798%28VS.85%29.aspx) or WIC (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms737408.aspx, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/455018/extending-the-list-of-supported-image-formats-in-gdi) so that I can continue to use the .NET API. The other idea - and probably more likely - is to use a 3rd party API.

To sum up, what libraries are out there that will let me do this?

Roger Martin
Gallery Server Pro - Open Source ASP.NET Web Gallery
http://www.galleryserverpro.com
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As you research this, be aware that AI in versions 10 and later is PDF.  You'll find more libraries that work with PDF than say that they work with AI.
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ABCpdf from webSupergoo is capable of creating thumbnail and optimized images from .eps and .ai files. It does not extend GDI+ as I hoped, but I didn't find *anything* that did.
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