Adding images and text to an Illustrator file
You have several options to edit an Illustrator file (AI). Although Adobe Illustrator is the preferred program to edit Illustrator files, there are other options. If you are familiar with Adobe Indesign, this would be a good option as well. However, both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Indesign are not free software and can be acquired through SURFspot.
To edit Illustrator files in free software, we advice to use Inkcsape. Inkscape has a lot of options, but it is a bit limited compared to the Adobe products. However, the program should be sufficient for most of the tasks. Inkscape can be downloaded through the Inkscape website.
Adding images to the Illustrator file with Adobe Illustrator
Adding images to the Illustrator file with Inkscape (freeware)