Files that contain the file extension ART are associated with more than fifteen programs and applications. Some of the primary programs and applications include Illustrator, AOL, ArtCAM Pro, and ARTiSAN. ART files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the ART extension is related to Illustrator, the file is a vector graphic file type that contains geometric shapes, objects, lines, and vector elements that are defined through mathematical calculation. Illustrator is part of the Adobe Creative Suite of applications produced by Adobe Systems.
ART files that are associated with AOL are a graphics file type that contains bitmap and raster images in a compressed format. The files are used with a variety of applications provided by America Online.
ArtCAM Pro ART file extensions are a 3D graphics file type that contains images created with CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology. The graphics provide a diagram of geometric data in 3D format. ArtCAM Pro is a Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, and Computer Aided Engineering program produced by Delcam plc.
ART files that are related to ARTiSAN are a graphics file type that contains bitmap and vector graphics used in the industry of software engineering and complex technical systems. ARTiSAN is a development tool produced by Artisan Software Tool which provides a collaborative environment for engineering teams to develop architectural frameworks.
How to Open ART Files
Since ART files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. ART files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the ART extension is related to Adobe Illustrator and you use Windows, you can open the file using Adobe Illustrator CS6, which is part of the Adobe Creative Suite of applications. Adobe Illustrator is available in a free trial version on the Adobe website. You can also use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, which can be downloaded on the Corel website.
For Mac OS X, you can open Illustrator ART files using Adobe Illustrator CS6. Adobe Fireworks for Mac will also open this type of ART file. Both programs can be downloaded as a free trial on the Adobe website.
ART files related to AOL are a rather incompatible file type that is not supported by a lot of applications. Therefore, you need to open this type of ART file using the AOL viewer or the AOL program the file is associated with. You can also use the AOL viewer to convert the ART file to another extension by clicking on File and then Save As and changing the extension to another image format. On a Windows-based PC, you can open the file using ACDSee PhotoManager which is available for download on the ACDSee website.
If the ART files are created with ArtCAM Pro, you can use the ArtCAM application to open them. ArtCAM Pro is available on the ArtCAM website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
ARTiSAN ART file extension can be opened using the ARTiSAN program, which is available for download on the Artisan Software Tools website. ARTiSAN is compatible with the Windows operating system.