File Extension AMP

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


AMP files are so-called Adobe Arbitrary Map files, so own (arbitrary) curves of the image editing software Photoshop. Below this is a hand drawn curve in the Photoshop color curve dialog using pen mode, which influences the RGB color values (red, green, blue) and tone settings (saturation, brightness) of a loaded image.

The curve dialog box can be reached under 'Image-> Adjustments-> Gradation curves', in which you can load and save your own curves. The curves are called effect curves.

It should be noted that the pen is selected before saving, otherwise an acv file (gradation curve) will be generated.

Programs which can open a AMP file

How to open a AMP file? Advice and guidance

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

Other issues

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

- verify that the AMP 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 AMP 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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