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File Extension ABR

The file extension ABR is associated with Adobe Photoshop produced by Adobe Systems. Adobe Photoshop is a professional image editing software application which provides a comprehensive array of tools for editing and touching up photos and camera RAW images. There are a series of Photoshop applications offered by Adobe with the most recent version named Adobe Photoshop CS6. Photoshop CS6 is part of the Adobe CS6 Creative Suite of applications and can also be obtained in a standalone version.

The ABR file extension is categorized as a miscellaneous file type that contains a collection of brushes which are used to touch up photos and create watercolor type illustrations. The brushes are offered in different shapes and sizes in addition to a variety of bristle textures for creating different effects. There are also customized paint brushes available on the Adobe website which can be downloaded from the Adobe website. The ABR file is then saved in Adobe Photoshop and accessed through the brush menu in Photoshop.

How to Open ABR Files

If you have come across an ABR on your PC, double click on it to see if it will automatically open in a default application you have installed on your PC. ABR files can be opened using more than one application, so you may already have an application installed which will open the file.

The most common way to open the file extension ABR is by using Adobe Photoshop CS6 which is available for download on the Adobe website in both a standalone version and as part of the Adobe CS6 Creative Suite of applications. Photoshop CS6 is designed for use with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.

Another way to open and preview the file extension ABR is by using ABRView, which is a software application that provides a way to define the folder where Photoshop brushes are installed. Once the folder is identified, you can open and preview the file extension ABR using the ABRView program. ABRView is available as a free download on the Web Resources Depot website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.

If you are using the Windows operating system, you can open ABR files with ACDSee 15, which is a comprehensive software application that provides tools for editing images, organizing your photos, and sharing images with others using the ACDSee Online space in the cloud. ACDSee 15 is available as a 30-day free trial on the ACDSee website and in a paid version which is available on the same website as well.

It is also important to mention that the file extension ABR is not meant to be converted to another format using a file conversion application. This is because ABR files are proprietary to Adobe Photoshop and are designed to be used with the Photoshop software application.