How do I get out of Preview?

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Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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My saved files from my computer keep opening up in adobe illustrator as PREVIEW.  How do I get PREVIEW off so that I can edit my files?  FYI, I made the artwork files that I saved on my computer in ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

Thank you so much in advance

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022
You cannot edit png files, you can export them from vector content. If you want to change the png, edit the vector .ai file and export again.

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Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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You can edit files in preview. In what way do you fel you cannot edit files? Are you opening them in a program other than Illustrator? Are layers locked?

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I am new so Im not sure if I locked layers but I cant edit my PNG after I have saved it.  My selection tool will work to select my text but I cannot change the font or the colour of the text.  When I hit my Text Tool all it does is try to add another text box instead of putting the curser on my existing text.

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I am opening them up in Illustrator

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You cannot edit png files, you can export them from vector content.

If you want to change the png, edit the vector .ai file and export again.

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layers are not locked

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