The File Extensions Database


.API File Extension

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

What is an .API file?

.API is Adobe Photoshop Inks File

Settings file used by Photoshop, a raster graphics editing program; stores color settings for ink colors that are used for printing images; enables users to save and load calibrated color settings, which is useful when establishing printing properties for a specific inkjet or laser printer.

Programs that open Adobe Photoshop Inks File
Windows
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Mac
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
File Type 2 Acrobat Plug-in
Developer by: Adobe Systems Category: Plugin Files Format: Binary

Adds additional features or support for other formats to Adobe Acrobat.

Programs that open Acrobat Plug-in
Windows
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Mac
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

How to solve problems with API files

  • Associate the API file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any API file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.API files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the API 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 .API is Adobe Photoshop Inks File. Because only the current version supports the latest API file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .API is Adobe Photoshop Inks File update.
  • To make sure that your API file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.