File Extension 8BC

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    Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Sdk Plugins Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a 8BC file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a 8BC file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your 8BC file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


With the file extension 8BC plugins are marked for the image processing software Adobe Photoshop. With these plugins, additional functionalities, such as new effects or the support of other graphic formats in Photoshop, can be reprinted. Adobe Photoshop uses various 8b endings for different plugin types. 8BC files are color picker, so color selection dialog plugins.

8BC files come in the plugin folder (plugins) located inside the main Photoshop folder. It should be noted that not all plugins are compatible with all versions of Photoshop and when using the 64-bit version usually also a customized version of the plugin is needed.

In addition, one must select the plugins for its platform, since those for Windows Photoshop do not work together with the Mac version of Photoshop. However, the plugins for the Mac version usually have no extension or the official extension 8bcm.

With an 8BC file you can replace the standard color selector in Photoshop. Alternative color choices can be found for example in the Photoshop SDK (software development package), but unfortunately in uncompiled form. 8BC files are usually only used by older Photoshop versions, but are still usable in newer ones.

To see if a plugin is installed correctly, you can get a list of all installed plugins in the submenu Plugins (Windows: Help, Mac OSX: Photoshop).

Programs which can open a 8BC file

How to open a 8BC file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the 8BC file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a 8BC file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support 8BC files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a 8BC file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all 8BC files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with 8BC there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the 8BC file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the 8BC file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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