I have an SVG file that I would like to convert to an AI file. Can I just open the SVG in Adobe Illustrator and then save it as an AI file?

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Mostly yes. But the two formats are not 100% mutually compatible so there are corner cases where this does in fact not work, but those features are rarely used.


Beware of RGB and CMYK - SVG is mostly in RGB without a ICC-Profile. I refer to this one: SVG with ICC Profiles You possibly want to convert from RGB to CMYK. This depends on your Colorsettings in Illustrator (ICC-Profile)

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