I have asked Adobe staffers in the Adobe Forums about allowing Photoshop to open Illustrator files (or EPS files) and have the vectors remain intact and resident within the paths palette. The motivation for having such a feature would be to allow CorelDRAW users and users of other non-Postscript based drawing applications to be able to get paths into Photoshop without using Illustrator or Freehand as a bridge application. The Adobe guys either get mad at me or give me a blunt yet kinda murky explanation that Photoshop and Illustrator only exchange AICB paths -which is based on something far more simple than full blown Postscript or PDF. It would be a huge amount of work and create all sorts of trouble to get Photoshop to do what I requested. I would just have to live with copying and pasting paths into Photoshop via the clipboard.Fred Weiss said:Photoshop will open many kinds of files and isn't generally bothered by Illustrator version numbers. But in doing so it converts it to bitmaps.