File Extension CSF

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

What is CSF file?

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.

More info

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.

Programs which can open a CSF file

How to open file with CSF extension?

In order to open a file with CSF extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening CSF file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with CSF files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Photoshop or other program from the list

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.

Set Adobe Photoshop as the default program for opening CSF 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.


Check the section that lists most common problems with CSF files

Sometimes problems with opening CSF files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • CSF files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open CSF files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • CSF file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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