8BF File Type

- The quick facts

What are 8BF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a 8BF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a 8BF file?

A .8BF file is a Photoshop filter plug-in file.

Files that contain the .8bf file extension normally hold Adobe filter plug-in files. This particular type of file was introduced in the early 1990s.

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 to customize their Adobe application.

The .8bf extension is most commonly associated with the software plug-ins used for the Adobe Photoshop software application. However, other programs are known to use the .8bf file suffix for plug-in extensions.

How to open 8BF files

We have identified one 8BF opener that is compatible with this specific type of 8BF file.

Programs that open Photoshop filter plug-in files

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopVerified

Last updated: March 26, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension 8BF

While we know of one file format using the .8BF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .8BF file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of 8BF files. Remember, different programs may use 8BF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.