ABR File Type

- The quick facts

What are ABR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ABR 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 an ABR file?

An .ABR file is an Adobe PhotoShop Brush file.

Files that contain the .abr file extension are most commonly used by the Adobe Photoshop image editing application. Consumers and businesses use Photoshop to edit and manipulate images that have been created online or taken with a digital camera. The Photoshop software has various functions, including the ability to change textures, shapes, and dynamics within the image that is being edited.

The Photoshop software's "brush" settings save the different aspects of the software's "brush effects". The ABR files that are located within the Photoshop software program are the files that store the different Photoshop "brush" settings. Each brush style has its own corresponding ABR file and can be accessed using the Photoshop application drop-down menu.

How to open ABR files

We have identified 2 ABR openers that are compatible with this specific type of ABR file.

Programs that open Adobe PhotoShop Brush files

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopVerified
GIMPGIMPVerified

Last updated: March 26, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Chasys Draw IESChasys Draw IESUser submitted
John Paul Chacha's Lab Chasys Draw IES ArtistJohn Paul Chacha's Lab Chasys Draw IES ArtistUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop Elements EditorAdobe Photoshop Elements EditorUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
AutoBracketAutoBracketUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
PhotoPhotoUser submitted
MasterClips MediaPaq BrowserMasterClips MediaPaq BrowserUser submitted

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