File Extension 8BFM

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

What is 8BFM file?

The file extension 8BFM marks plugins for the Mac version of the image processing software Adobe Photoshop. With these plugins additional functions, such as new effects or the support of other graphic formats in Photoshop nachrsten. Adobe Photoshop uses various 8b endings for different plugin types. 8BFM files are filter plugins.

More info

8BFM 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 8bf.

The file extension 8BFM refers to filter plugins, which among other things, new effects, alienations or color filters may contain. In addition to many free filter plugins, there are also commercial ones, such as the Kais Power Tools.

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 and Adobe Photoshop Elements, several other Adobe products have a plug-in interface for 8BFM files. There are also some third-party products that have an 8BFM interface, but some of them work only with restrictions.

Programs which can open a 8BFM file

How to open file with 8BFM extension?

In order to open a file with 8BFM extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening 8BFM 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 8BFM files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Photoshop or other program from the list

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

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

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • 8BFM 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 8BFM files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • 8BFM 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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