.BLW File Extension

Adobe Systems
File Type:
Adobe Photoshop Black and White Presets File

Having trouble opening .blw extension? Don't panic! This page explains what blw files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open blw files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BLW file?

Blw file extension has Adobe Photoshop Black and White Presets file type, developed by Adobe Systems, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

Adobe Photoshop – a professional tool for editing and creating raster graphics – saves its settings in files with this extension. These particular files hold settings for color desaturation to a black and white format. The color data includes the percentages of the main colors that must be present in the final image (green, blue, magenta, cyan, red, and yellow) and hue/saturation values as well. BLW files with color presets is a popular tool for converting images to black and white pictures.


To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

blw file icon
Adobe Systems
File Type:
Adobe Photoshop Black and White Presets File
Settings Files

How to open BLW file?

Double click the blw file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .blw extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the blw extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the blw file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BLW files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the blw file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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