File Extension SA1

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Have you encountered a problem with a SA1 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 SA1 file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your SA1 file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is SA1 file?

The file extension SA1 marks preference files of the Photoshop plugin Glare. Glare makes it easy to brighten up images in a variety of ways. All settings, such as brightness, gamma and saturation, are stored in an SA1 file so that they can be reloaded if necessary. In addition to some included SA1 files you can also save your own settings.

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The plugin Glare is not sold individually, but is part of the designer sextet.

Glare also works with Photoshop compatible image editors such as Corel PaintShop Photo Pro, GIMP (requires the PSPI plugin) or Paint.Net (requires the PSFilterPdn plugin).

Programs which can open a SA1 file

How to open file with SA1 extension?

In order to open a file with SA1 extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening SA1 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 SA1 files, follow the instructions below.
Install VisualBoyAdvance or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening SA1 files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SA1 files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SA1 files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set VisualBoyAdvance as the default program for opening SA1 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 SA1 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 VisualBoyAdvance applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where VisualBoyAdvance has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with SA1 files

Sometimes problems with opening SA1 files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • SA1 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 SA1 files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • SA1 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)