.ACB File Extension
File Type 1Adobe Photoshop Color Book File
What is an ACB file?
An ACB file is a custom colors file used by Photoshop, an image-editing program. It contains color records, which include color names, color codes, RGB and CMYK components, lightness, and chrominance. ACB files also contain header information for the book version, title, description, color count, and other file 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 \Presets\Color Books\ directory.button from the Color Picker window. Several ACB files are provided with the Photoshop installation within the
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.
File Type 2ADX Audio Package File
.ACB File Association 2
An ACB file is an audio package used by by various Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Wii video games developed by CRI Middleware. It contains ADX or ADX2 formatted audio that is used for sound effects, music, and dialogue featured in a game.
The audio stored in the ACB file is saved in the lossy ADX or ADX2 storage and compression formats. The formats were developed by CRI Middleware, a Japanese company that specializes in audio and video software in the entertainment industry.
NOTE: You can use VGMToolbox to unpack the ACB file.
File Type 3AOL Cab Launcher
.ACB File Association 3
Archived data format used by the America Online software installer; basically a .CAB file for AOL software installations.
File Type 4AutoCAD Color Book File
.ACB File Association 4
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.
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.