With the file extension 8BE plugins are marked for the image processing software Adobe Photoshop. With these plugins, additional functionalities, such as new effects or the support of other graphics formats in Photoshop can be retrofitted. Adobe Photoshop uses various 8b extensions for different plugin types. 8BE files are export plugins.
8BE files come in the plugin folder (plugins), which is 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 plug-in is necessary.
In addition, one must select the plugins for its platform, since those for Windows Photoshop do not work with the Mac version of Photoshop. However, the plugins for the Mac version usually have no extension or the official extension 8bem.
The file extension 8BE refers to export plug-ins for file formats or directly to other programs. For example, there are plugins for gif export (with web-safe colors), which are included in the newer Photoshop versions, but also for the direct export of images to Photosynth Web Service from Microsoft.
To see if a plugin is installed correctly, you can display a list of all installed plugins in the submenu Plugins (Windows: Help, Mac OSX: Photoshop). In addition to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements also has a plug-in interface for 8BE files. Only Corel offers with PaintShop Photo Pro as a third party software, which can use 8BE files, albeit with limitations.