Open ASV files

  • Full name
    Adobe Photoshop Selective Colour Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a ASV file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ASV file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ASV file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is ASV file?

An ASV file is a so-called Adobe Selective Color file, so a selective color setting file for the image editing software Photoshop. Asv files contain settings for the CMYK colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black in a range of -100% - 100%, as well as the application mode (relative or absolute).

More info

Selective colors are used, for example, when repainting color areas of an image. (green house in a red house, black / female image with individual colored objects) ASV files are applied via an adjustment layer, which has to be created via the menu 'Layers->' Adjustment layer-> selective color correction '. After clicking on 'Ok' you can change the values for the individual colors in the 'selective color options' and load and save ASV files.

Programs which can open a ASV file

How to open file with ASV extension?

In order to open a file with ASV extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ASV file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with ASV files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Photoshop or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening ASV files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support ASV files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of ASV files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Photoshop as the default program for opening ASV files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate ASV files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with ASV files

Sometimes problems with opening ASV files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • ASV files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open ASV files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ASV file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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