Opening 8BI files

Have a problem opening a .8BI file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what 8BI files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .8BI file type?

The .8bi filename extension denotes the Adobe Photoshop File Format Plug-in (.8bi) file type and format used in the Microsoft Windows version of Adobe Photoshop, a powerful commercial bitmap graphics editor from Adobe Systems. Adobe Photoshop incorporates an advanced mechanism of extending its functionality through plug-in modules, or plugins.

The .8bi file is an Adobe Photoshop file-format plugin. Internally, it is a Microsoft Windows DLL (Dynamically Linked Library) executable, usable only with the Microsoft Windows version of Adobe Photoshop, as the Mac OS X version uses a completely different format. When loaded, such a plugin adds support for a certain file format to Adobe Photoshop and related software.

File format plug-ins (.8bi) are installed in the "Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop ...\Plug-Ins" directory by default, while Camera RAW plugins and those shared with Bridge and Photoshop Elements go to "Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\...\File Formats." Plugins whose filenames start with the "~" (tilde) character are ignored by Adobe Photoshop and not loaded.

Software to open or convert 8BI files

You can open 8BI files with the following programs:
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop CC by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop CS6 by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop by Adobe Systems, Inc.

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