.PLUGIN File Extension
File Type 1Adobe Photoshop Plug-in
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
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.
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.
File Type 2Mac OS X Plug-in
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
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.
Plugin files may also be installed with various Mac OS X applications. These plugins are typically stored within the corresponding application folder.