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File Type 1Adobe Photoshop Plug-in

DeveloperAdobe Systems
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CategoryPlugin Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is a PLUGIN file?

A PLUGIN file is a plugin used by Photoshop, an image-editing application. The file stores content that extends the functionality of the default Photoshop application and is often used for adding image effects and filters, or support for a new raster image format.

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Several preinstalled PLUGIN files are stored in Photoshop installations within the Plug-ins directory.

NOTE: Plugins may be created and sold by third-party developers.

How do I open a PLUGIN file?
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Mac OS X LogoMac
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Updated 3/23/2016

File Type 2Mac OS X Plug-in

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.2 (10 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryPlugin Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

Definition

Adds additional features or hardware support to programs in Mac OS X; often installed in a folder within the main Library folder; common examples include the "/Library/Internet Plug-Ins" and "Library/Printers/[Manufacturer]" folders.

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Plugin files may also be installed with various Mac OS X applications. These plugins are typically stored within the corresponding application folder.

Program(s) that open PLUGIN files
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Apple QuickTime Player
Apple Safari
Mozilla Firefox
Updated 4/18/2009