File Extension ALV

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


With the file extension ALV so-called Adobe Level files of the image editing software Photoshop are marked. Alv files contain adjustment values (histogram values) for the individual channels of the color space RGB (red, green, blue) of an opened image. In the German version they are called tone value correction files.

The dialog box can be reached via the menu item Image-> Adjustments-> Levels, in which also ALV files can be loaded and saved. This makes it easy to apply your own tonal adjustments to an image. Various, often used settings are already included in Photoshop, for example increase contrast, brighten shadows or darken Mitteltne.

Programs which can open a ALV file

How to open a ALV file? Advice and guidance

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

Other issues

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

- verify that the ALV 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 ALV 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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