Files that contain the .8bf file extension normally hold Adobe filter plug-in files. This particular type of file was introduced in the early 1990's.
Adobe applications use plug-ins to provide added functionality for an associated Adobe software application. The plug-ins are often used to enable third-party features or to reduce the size of an application. There are literally thousands of Adobe plug-ins for a user to choose from in order to customize his or her Adobe application.
The .8bf extension is most commonly associated with the software plug-ins that are used for the Adobe Photoshop software application, although other programs are known to use the .8bf file suffix for plug-in extensions.
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