The File Extensions Database

.ALV File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ALV file?

.ALV is Adobe Photoshop Levels File

Color levels file used by Adobe Photoshop, a program used to create and edit raster graphics; contains settings for adjusting red, green, and blue (RGB) color levels of an open image; can be accessed in Photoshop using the "Levels Presets" option in the Adjustments panel.

Several default levels files are included with the Photoshop CS5 installation:

  • Darker
  • Increase Contrast 1
  • Increase Contrast 2
  • Increase Contrast 3
  • Lighten Shadows
  • Lighter
  • Midtones Brighter
  • Midtones Darker
These files are located in the /Presets/Levels/ directory of the Photoshop installation.

Programs that open Adobe Photoshop Levels File
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

How to solve problems with ALV files

  • Associate the ALV file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ALV file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ALV files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ALV file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ALV is Adobe Photoshop Levels File. Because only the current version supports the latest ALV file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .ALV is Adobe Photoshop Levels File update.
  • To make sure that your ALV file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.