Preview ABR brush set files without even installing!

jar file exe abr file

For Mac and Linux users:

.jar version - download 36kb

For Windows Users:

.exe version - download 152 kb

.ABR File Extension is Adobe® Photoshop®
Brush File

Freeware ABRView : abrViewer is an external application that allows you to preview Adobe® Photoshop® brushes without going through Photoshop application.

- You can quickly view brush files from anywhere on your computer

- You don't have to install onto your computer

- You can create an image of entire brush sets at the click of a button

- You can alter the size and color of the brush previews

How to use?

First download the program, run it, and double click on the brush set you want to preview. (If it's in a non-standard place, you may also need to tell the utility to look in that folder)

You can adjust the preview sizes, or if you want to see the full size images on their own, just look in the "ABRViewImages" folder next to the program and you'll find all the brush images.

Not only that, but the program automatically produces set images, so if you create brushes you can produce a brush set profile image at the click of a button!

For Windows Users: .exe version - download here152 kb

For Mac and Linux users: .jar version - download here36kb

"ABRView" is copyright 2007 by Robert Redwood.

Preview a set of Photoshop brushes without having to install them or open up Photoshop!

For more information about this program please visit website:

Tip: Default and custom saved brushes files for use in Adobe® Photoshop®.
Photoshop brushes are stored by default in the "Adobe Photoshop/Presets/Brushes" directory;
they can be saved and loaded using the drop-down menu in the Brushes palette.
abr files contain a collection or brushes that can be used by the Brush tool in Adobe Photoshop;
includes shape, texture, dynamics, and other data for each brush style.

Alternative Programs:

Brush Pilot * Shareware - For Mac Users


Brush Pilot™ is a fast and easy application for previewing Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe Photoshop Elements Brushes (.abr),
built exclusively for Mac OS X. Brush Pilot is designed to save you time by allowing you to instantly preview your brushes without having to load them into Photoshop.

BrushView QuickLook PlugIn - For Mac Users: The BrushView QuickLook generator is only supported on Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5).


Preset Viewer 2.1 * Shareware - For PC & Mac

Preset Viewer searches your system for brush (.abr), pattern (.pat), custom shape (.csh), swatch
(.acb, .aco, .act, .ase), style (.asl), compositions (.psd), and image (.bmp, .jpg, .png, and more) files and quickly sorts them for display.


You can find more information about these programs at their websites!


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