File Extension API

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


An API file is a so-called Adobe Ink Colors Setup file, that is, an ink-color setting file of the Photoshop image-editing software. An API file contains data for the correct settings when printing images on an inkjet printer. In this way, colors matched or calibrated to a particular output device (printer) are applied to an image.

Programs which can open a API file

How to open a API file? Advice and guidance

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

Other issues

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

- verify that the API 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 API 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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