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.ab3 File Extension

Developer: Ulead Systems
File type: PhotoImpact 3 Album File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ab3. Files with the file extension .ab3 can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ab3 files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ab3 file?

Files stored in the .ab3 extension are categorized as data files of an application that needs to reference the data stored in it to perform the necessary functions integrated into the software, upon request of the user. These AB3 files are also called PhotoImpact 3 album files. As the name implies, these AB3 files contain data referenced by the PhotoImpact 3 application whenever the user instructs the software to display the associated picture album and its data - The PhotoImpact 3 software is used to develop these picture album output files. Since the data stored in these AB3 files are referenced by the PhotoImpact 3 software, this means digital images, text content and other objects embedded and saved by the user in these AB3 picture album files are not loaded unto the application itself. This ensures the optimal performance of this software, since very minimal additional OS and RAM resources are used when this application references these AB3 files. Ulead developed the PhotoImpact 3 software, which can be installed in Microsoft Windows-based systems to create, open and edit these AB3 picture album files.

how to open a .ab3 file?

Launch a .ab3 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 .ab3 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 .ab3 files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ab3 file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ab3 file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ab3 file association errors

applications that open a .ab3 file

Ulead PhotoImpact 3

Ulead PhotoImpact 3

Ulead PhotoImpact which was initially named ledit was developed by Ulead Systems which was later on bought by Corel. The development of this program was discontinued in 2009 but is still made available through Corel. X3/13 was the last version of PhotoImpact that was released in the market. It is a program used for editing vector and raster graphics. The program has several HTML tools including HTML assistant, rollover assistant, button library, background designer, as well as an imagemap assistant. PhotoImpact offers a wide variety of art works, native filters and special effects. It has built-in SmartGuides and Express fix mode which allows the capability of learning effortlessly. It has a feature called EasyPalette consists of tools such as brushes, shapes, objects, animations and effects among the others. Included in the package are Painter Essentials 3 which is used for digital art creation and Corel MediaOne Plus which is being used for organizing photos.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ab3 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, .ab3. 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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