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.ACB File Extension

File Type 1Adobe Photoshop Color Book File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
4.1 (7 Votes)
CategorySettings Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an ACB file?

Custom colors file used by Photoshop, an image-editing program; contains color records, which include color names, color codes, RGB and CMYK components, lightness, and chrominance; also contains header information for the book version, title, description, color count, and other file information.

More Information

Color books are used for creating images that conform to certain color standards. For example, some color catalogs are better for screen displays while others are better for scanning or print. In Photoshop CS5, you can choose a color book when selecting the Color Libraries button from the Color Picker window. Several ACB files are provided with the Photoshop installation within the \Presets\Color Books\ directory.

Photoshop provides color books for color catalogs such as ANPA, DIC, FOCOLTONE, HKS, PANTONE, TOYO, and TRUMATCH.

NOTE: Adobe InDesign and Illustrator also use color books stored in ACB files.

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Programs that open ACB files
Windows
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe InDesign CC 2017
Adobe Illustrator CC 2017
ACB2XML
Mac
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe InDesign CC 2017
Adobe Illustrator CC 2017
Updated 2/14/2014

File Type 2AutoCAD Color Book File

DeveloperAutodesk
Popularity
3.5 (2 Votes)
CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.ACB File Association 2

Colors file used by AutoCAD, a CAD productivity application; contains a collection of colors that can be used to paint or fill lines and surfaces; sometimes used for distributing company color sets to standardize drawing colors.

More Information

Downloaded ACB files should be placed in the \Support\Color\ directory of the AutoCAD installation. The colors are available the next time AutoCAD is launched.

Programs that open ACB files
Windows
Autodesk AutoCAD 2017
Mac
Autodesk AutoCAD 2017
Updated 3/25/2011

File Type 3AOL Cab Launcher

DeveloperAOL
Popularity
2.5 (2 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.ACB File Association 3

Archived data format used by the America Online software installer; basically a .CAB file for AOL software installations.

Programs that open ACB files
Windows
America Online
Mac
America Online
Updated 2/9/2007

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