Opening 8BF files

Did your computer fail to open a 8BF file? We explain what 8BF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your 8BF files.

What is a 8BF 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 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.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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