Can You Open Figma Files in Adobe?

Figma and Adobe are two of the most widely used software tools in design. Both have a wide range of features that make them popular with designers, developers, and other creative professionals. With their different strengths, it is not surprising that people often ask if they can open Figma files in Adobe.

The short answer is yes, you can open Figma files in Adobe. However, there are some caveats to bear in mind before doing so.

Figma is a vector-based design tool that works with vector art such as SVG files. Adobe works with both raster and vector graphics and can open SVG files as well as many other types of file formats.

When opening a Figma file in Adobe, you will need to be aware of some limitations. Firstly, all the features of the original design created in Figma will not be supported or available when opened in Adobe. This means that if you have used any of Figma’s advanced features such as auto layout or constraints then these will not be available when opened in Adobe.

Another issue to bear in mind is that certain formatting options may also be lost when opening a Figma file in Adobe. If you have applied any text styles or colour swatches then these will not be retained upon opening the file. It is therefore important to make sure that these have been exported separately before attempting to open the file in Adobe.

Finally, it should also be noted that when exporting from Figma for use in Adobe you should use either the .psd or .ai formats depending on which version of Adobe you are using. Exporting as an SVG may result in some loss of quality and resolution when viewed at larger sizes.


In conclusion, it is possible to open Figma files within Adobe but this does come with certain limitations and caveats which need to be taken into consideration before doing so. Exporting from Figma into either .ai formats should ensure better compatibility with an array of features retained when opened within Adobe Creative Suite applications such as Photoshop or Illustrator respectively.