The ASEF file extension is related to the Adobe Swatch Exchange file format used to store color scheme settings.

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ASEF file - Adobe swatch exchange file

What is asef file? How to open asef files?

The ASEF file extension is associated with the Adobe swatch exchange file format used by the Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy and Adobe InDesign applications. The *.asef file stores color schemes settings that can be imported, or exported by Adobe apps.

The default software associated to asef file type:

Adobe Illustrator icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Illustrator  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor and part of some editions of Adobe Creative Suite and Cloud. It is a direct competitor to programs like CorelDraw. Illustrator allows users  to create sophisticated artwork for virtually any medium.

The latest version, Illustrator CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Illustrator CS6.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .asef file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .asef file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open asef file, edit asef file, convert asef file, view asef file, play asef file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting asef files.

  • Import asef file
  • Export asef file
  • Settings asef file

Software that import asef file - Adobe swatch exchange file

Programs supporting the exension asef on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for import asef file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with asef file by default:
Adobe Illustrator small icon Adobe Illustrator
Other suggested software:
Adobe InCopy small icon Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign small icon Adobe InDesign

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