With the file extension 8BX plugins are marked for 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. 8BX files are extension or accelerator plugins, ie expansion or acceleration plugins.
8BX 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 8bxm.
The file extension 8BX refers to extensions that extend Photoshop with technical capabilities. For example, Photoshop uses the supplied mmxcore.8bxm file to use the processor's MMX instructions. It should be noted that such plugins usually do not work in newer versions and can lead to a crash. Therefore you should always use the supplied 8BX file.
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 plugin interface for 8bxm files.