.ASE File Extension

File Type 1

Aseprite Sprite File

Developer David Capello
Popularity
4.1  |  8 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is an ASE file?

An ASE file contains a sprite created by Aseprite, an animated sprite editor and pixel art tool. It stores a 2D animation or graphic, which includes layers, frames, palettes, tags, and settings. ASE files may also be saved as .ASEPRITE files.

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Screenshot of a .ase file in Aseprite 1.2
ASE file open in Aseprite 1.2

ASE and ASEPRITE files are saved in the same format and are the most common files associated with Aseprite. The files are created to store the sprite graphic or animation and can be closed and re-opened for further editing in Aseprite.

You can create an ASE file in Aseprite by selecting File → New..., then File → Save or Save As..., and choosing the ASE format. You can open an ASE file in Aseprite by selecting File → Open... or Open Recent and choosing the ASE file.

Aseprite can also be used to export ASE files to more popular formats, such as .PNG or .GIF files. To do this, open the ASE file and select File → Save Copy As.

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Updated March 6, 2018
File Type 2

Adobe Swatch Exchange File

Developer Adobe Systems
Popularity
3.3  |  22 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format Binary

What is an ASE file?

File used by Adobe InDesign and Illustrator professional page layout and graphics applications; also used by Adobe Color, a touch app for Android and iOS devices; contains a color swatch, which is a saved collection of colors; allows illustrators and publishers to share color swatches.

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NOTE: ASE files were introduced with version 2 of Adobe's Creative Suite (CS). Photoshop saves color swatches as .ACO files.

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Updated December 18, 2018
File Type 3

Autodesk ASCII Scene Export File

Developer Autodesk
Popularity
2.1  |  7 Votes
Category Text Files
Format N/A

What is an ASE file?

Text file containing 2D or 3D scene information; exported by various Autodesk programs; saved in a text format, which is more compatible with other programs.

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ASE files are similar to Autodesk .ASC files, but contain additional scene information, as well as points and shapes.

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Updated October 4, 2007
File Type 4

Velvet Studio Advanced Sample System

Developer Velvet Development
Popularity
1.8  |  6 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format Binary

What is an ASE file?

An ASE file is an Advanced Sample System used by Velvet Development Velvet Studio, a music tracker developed for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. It contains an audio sample that can be loaded in Velvet Studio and used to create music.

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Developers Patrik Oscarsson and David Broman released the first version of Velvet Studio in 1996. The program is an improved version of Extreme Tracker, the duo's previous music tracker.

In Velvet Studio, users can create or import audio samples and then use them to create music (alongside .ASI instrument files). The program saves users' samples as ASE files. Users can also edit and play samples in Velvet Studio, before adding them to a song.

How to open an ASE file

You can open an ASE file in Velvet Development Velvet Studio (Windows). To do so, place the file in Velvet Studio's sample directory. (You can view the location of this directory in Velvet Studio by selecting CONFIG → Configure Paths, followed by SAMP.) Then, use Velvet Studio's Disk Option screen to find and load your AIS file.

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Updated July 1, 2022

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