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.ast File Extension

Developer: Adobe Systems
File type: Adobe Color Separations Table
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ast. Files with the file extension .ast can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ast files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ast file?

Files appended with the .ast extension are used by many image editing applications developed by Adobe Systems. Classified as settings files, these AST files are also called Adobe color separations table files. Users of these Adobe products can enter configuration settings related to the output color of a project developed using these applications. These configuration settings are saved by the Adobe application in an AST file, and the Adobe software then associates the project to the AST file. Users can define these settings via the features integrated into these Adobe image editing applications, and this ensures consistent color quality and vibrancy of projects when printed, published online or exported to PDF among other formats. These applications also use AST files for images developed with these Adobe image editing programs that use CMYK and RGB color modes . Desktop color separations files are also commonly used by other popular image editing applications, and the utility of these files for the software and the user are similar to the utility of Adobe image editing software for AST files.

how to open a .ast file?

Launch a .ast file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ast file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ast files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ast file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ast file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ast file association errors

applications that open a .ast file

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Microsoft Windows

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Microsoft Windows

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Microsoft Windows is an image editing and managing software downloadable on Windows computers, namely Windows 7 (without SP and with SP1) and Windows XP with SP3. This software comes with new features and tools for easy, quick, fun and advanced editing of digital images. One feature that makes this program reliable for image editing is the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, which is an engine technology that provides faster and high quality performance. Content-Aware tools are new features designed for retouching images with ease as you can crop images without any effect, auto-correct blurriness or wide-angle lens curvatures, remove red eye, and adjust color balance like brightness and contrast. This image editor is also bundled with auto-recovery feature that can backup any unsaved images, Background Save option, Blur Gallery, Crop tool, video creation, and a whole lot more. With all these new improved features and a modern friendly-user interface, editing digital photos can never be so fun and easy without Photoshop CS6.
Adobe Kuler

Adobe Kuler

Adobe Kuler is a color theme manager software for Web applications such as Web page designing, background and slideshow. Applicable for computers and PC tablets, this program has full-featured capabilities of creating, exploring or searching and sharing color themes. From the Kuler community, a user can browse and explore numerous choices of themes. Other than that, it is bundled with tools that allow editing, viewing, storing and retrieving color themes. In fact, there is an option to mark themes as “Favorites”. Editing tools and other capabilities is easy to manage through the user interface of the software. Also, this program is integrated in other major photo editing and managing software by Adobe CS6 series, which are Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Flash Professional CS6, and Adobe Fireworks CS6. Themes can be downloaded from Adobe Creative Suit, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator too, regardless of the versions from CS6 to CS2.
Adobe Acrobat x

Adobe Acrobat x

Adobe Acrobat X is a PDF management software, which is a set of various applications for the use of Portable Document Format or PDF files. It allows a user to not just view PDF files but also create from scratch or through a template available on the program, manage, print, and share. The 10th version of Acrobat, which is called Adobe Acrobat X, was first introduced in the year 2010 on November 15. It has new cool features like “sandboxing” protection to secure PDF files for the later versions of Windows OS computers, particularly Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. This version of Acrobat X is also made compatible with Mac OS, iOS and Android, but not with Linux. The newest version of Acrobat X is Adobe Acrobat XI, which is the 11th version, that was recently announced last October 1, 2012 and expected to be commercially available on October 15, 2012. It is packed with a graphical user interface that is originated from the 10th version for all desktop systems. However, it has new cool features such as the ability to export PDF files to Microsoft PowerPoint presentation file, integration of cloud services, and touch friendly capabilities for compact mobile devices.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ast files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ast. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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