I was given some Adobe Illustrator "ai" graphics files that I'm supposed to work with. The problem is I don't have adobe illustrator. Not only that, I can't AFFORD adobe illustrator. I'm just talking about the illustrator not this CS5 bundle that I would have to trade my car in to get. I will only need the graphics for one web page.
Is there any other platform that can extract the graphics into a format that I can work with?
Is there nay value in biting the bullet on this outrageously expensive software?
What's the best way to handle these ai files so that I can build a web page at a reasonable price? Any expert advice is appreciated.