ABR File

Did your computer fail to open an ABR file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ABR 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with extension ABR for different purposes. We have identified 2 ABR openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of ABR file.

Programs that open ABR files

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopVerified
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We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension ABR

While we know of one file format using the .ABR 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 .ABR file.

Various ABR file openers, viewers, etc.

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.

We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ABR-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ABR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!