The format is designed for Kodak cameras to store uncompressed RAW images in their original form without auto color and white balance correction. The file has a TIFF-structure that allows you to edit the color temperature and exposure of the finished image without losing information and quality, which is something that cannot be done with JPEG format images.
This is a vector image created in the Adobe Illustrator program. It consists of lines that connect points; it’s used in SMI and during the creation of logotypes. They can be increased without lose of quality since they don’t contain raster image data. AI consists of a header, identifier strings and graphics objects. It functions to present graphical images in EPS format.