The File Extensions Database

.ATF File Extension

  • Developer by: Molecular Devices
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .ATF file?

.ATF is Axon Text File

Data format used by GenePix microarray analysis software; uses a plain text, tab-delimited format and contains records, each with one or more fields; can be used interchangeably with GenePix software, text editors, and spreadsheet programs, such as Microsoft Excel.

The ATF format is used for other GenePix file formats, including .GAL and .GPR files.

NOTE: Axon Instruments, the original developer of the ATF format, was acquired by Molecular Devices, who uses the ATF, GAL, and GPR formats with their GenePix software.

Programs that open Axon Text File
Molecular Devices GenePix Pro Software
Microsoft Excel 2016
File Type 2 Alternativa Texture File
Developer by: Alternativa Category: 3D Image Files

File created by AlternativaPlayer, a 3D model online viewer; contains an exported texture from the online program overlaid on the 3D model; located within the "model" folder of the folder in the .ZIP file created by the program.

To create the ATF file:

  • Select Export to A3D in the top left corner of the window.
  • In the "Export to A3D" dialog box, select Export.
  • In the next "Export to A3D" dialog box, select Save the file.
  • In the next dialog box, choose the file name, save location, and then click Save.
  • File is held along with the .A3D file in the "model" folder in the ZIP file.
  • To load and view the ATF file:

  • Select Load model in the top left corner of the window.
  • In the next dialog box, navigate to the location of your A3D file, select Open.
  • When the "Missing textures" dialog box opens, select Pick textures.
  • Choose your ATF file, select Open.
  • Programs that open Alternativa Texture File
    File Type 3 Photoshop Transfer Function File
    Developer by: Adobe Systems Category: Settings Files

    Stores transfer information used to compensate for dot gain/loss when an image is transferred to film; can add or subtract dot percentages, which enables pictures to be printed with consistent color.

    Transfer settings can be created by clicking the "Transfer" button in the Photoshop Print dialog box. The settings can be saved as an ATF file by clicking "Save" in the resulting dialog box.

    Programs that open Photoshop Transfer Function File
    Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
    Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

    How to solve problems with ATF files

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