Yes, images can be embedded in Illustrator. However, it is recommended that you use the “embed image” button on the Insert menu to insert an image into an existing document.
To check if an image is embedded in Illustrator, open the file and use the IsEmbedded() function.
To determine if an image is embedded in Illustrator, open the file and look for the “Embedded Images” tab. If there is a checkmark next to the image name, then it is embedded. If there isn’t a check mark, then the image is not embedded.
Embedding an image means that a data structure, such as an array or list, is embedded inside another data structure, such as a text block or table.
To use an image as a template in Illustrator, first, select it from the File menu and then click the Edit button. Then, open the Image Template dialog box and select the image you want to use as your template.