File Extension 8BI

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    Adobe Photoshop Plugins Formats Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a 8BI 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 8BI file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your 8BI file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


With the file extension 8BI plugins for the image editing software Adobe Photoshop are marked. With these plugins, additional functionalities, such as new effects or the support of other graphics formats in Photoshop can be retrofitted.

8BI files come in the plugin folder, 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 8bam.

In addition to some commercial plugins, there are also many free plugins, such as ICOFormat.8bi which allows Photoshop to load and save Windows icons (ico files). Also offered by Adobe Camera Raw.8bi for importing various raw formats of various cameras is available free of charge.

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 and a whole range of other Adobe applications have a plug-in interface for 8BI files. Only Corel offers, among other things with PaintShop Photo Pro as a third party software, which can use 8BI files.

Programs which can open a 8BI file

How to open a 8BI file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the 8BI 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 8BI 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 8BI files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a 8BI file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all 8BI files.

Other issues

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

- verify that the 8BI 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 8BI 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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