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What are PBJ files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PBJ file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PBJ files.

What is a PBJ file?

PBJ files have multiple uses, and Pixel Bender Bytecode is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Pixel Bender Bytecode File

.PBJ files are files that contain bytecode for Pixel Bender, a programming language for image processing. This language was developed by Adobe Systems, which is no longer supported.

Pixel Bender bytecode is an optimized representation of the source code responsible for image processing algorithms. Its file size is typically smaller and it can be loaded and executed faster. PBJ bytecode is often used to produce filters and effects for applications such as Flash and Adobe After Effects.

Pixel Bender kernels are built-in components of applications, enabling them to execute bytecode compiled to run on GPUs, allowing for extremely fast image processing.

How to open PBJ files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PBJ file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PBJ file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested two different PBJ openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 11, 2023

All known file formats using extension .PBJ

While Pixel Bender Bytecode File is a popular type of PBJ-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PBJ file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

PowerBackup Job

We know that one PBJ format is PowerBackup Job. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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