.BCLF File Extension

Adobe Color Table

Question: What is an BCLF File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an BCLF file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an BCLF file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .BCLF extension are known as Adobe Color Table files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the BCLF extension, please let us know.

How to open a BCLF file:

The best way to open an BCLF file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the BCLF file.

This file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the BCLF file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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Dieter Kleeberg
2011-03-29 16:26:26
I guess, BCLF (Mac) is the same as .BCF "Binary Color Format" (Win).

BCLF could mean "Binary Color Library Format", because it was used for the definition of color libraries (Pantone, DIC, Trumatch, ...) in Adobe PageMaker (last update in 2004).

Since Adobe integrates all publishing applications under the "CS" label ("Creative Suite"), .BCF became obsolete and was replaced by cross-application exchangable formats:

.ACT ("Adobe Color Table") for palettes in all CS application programs;

.ACO ("Adobe Color Swatch") for libraries in Photoshop and Photoshop CS;

.ACB ("Adobe Color Book") for libraries in Photoshop, Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS and InDesign CS (successor of PageMaker).

Could be an explanation why the visitor put BCLF to .ACT - but they are not compatible.

A nice resource of color swatch file formats you can find here: