Opening ABR files

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

What is an ABR file?

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

The Photoshop software's "brush" settings are what 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 drop-down menu in the Photoshop application.

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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