With the file extension CSF Adobe Color Setting files, so color adjustment files for image editing Photoshop marked. Csf files are general Adobe settings files that are also used by other Adobe products like Illustrator, Indesign, Bridge and Acrobat.
CSF files contain definitions for color images, for example color definition for web graphics, colorsync colors and preprinted colors for different countries or even color information for internet printing services. Generally, these files are used to achieve exactly the same colors in image editing and printing. In addition, you get in this way a uniform color environment in all programs of the Adobe Creative Suite.
To install such a CSF file on the Mac simply copy the file into the file path Settings or Settings. On Windows, it must be copied to 'C: Documents and SettingsUserNameApplicationAdobeColorSettings'.
Then you can under 'Edit-> Color Settings' load the file and create a new color profile. Note that cfs files that have an additional '_ID' in their name apply only to version CS2 and later.
Most often resolving problems with opening CSF files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support CSF files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of CSF files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.
It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate CSF files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening CSF files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: