File Extension 8BEM

  • Full name
    Adobe Photoshop Path
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
Have you encountered a problem with a 8BEM 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 8BEM file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your 8BEM file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is 8BEM file?

The file extension 8BEM marks plugins for the Mac version of 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. 8BEM files are export plugins.

More info

8BEM 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 PowerPC version, a customized version of the plugin is also required.

In addition, one must select the plugins for its platform, since those for Mac OSX Photoshop do not work with the Windows version of Photoshop. However, the plugins for the Windows version always have the official extension 8be.

The file extension 8BEM refers to export plugins for file formats or directly to other programs. For example, there are plugins for the gif export (with web-safe colors), which is already 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 get 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 8BEM files.

Programs which can open a 8BEM file

How to open file with 8BEM extension?

In order to open a file with 8BEM extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening 8BEM file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with 8BEM files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Photoshop or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening 8BEM files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support 8BEM files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of 8BEM files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Photoshop as the default program for opening 8BEM files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate 8BEM files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with 8BEM files

Sometimes problems with opening 8BEM files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • 8BEM files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open 8BEM files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • 8BEM file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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