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SHH File Extension

Adobe Photoshop Shadow/Highlight Settings Format
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    Adobe Systems
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    3 (2 votes)

What is SHH file?

Files with the extension SHH belong to the category of configuration files.

Files with the extension SHH contain settings for the application named Adobe Photoshop, which is used for editing and creating photos and graphics.

The contents of SHH files may include configurations for:

  • tonal range,
  • shadows and highlights,
  • color correction,
  • contrast.

Thanks to files with the SHH extension, predefined settings can be conveniently loaded, which accelerates work with Photoshop. Users can create their own SHH files using options from the application's menu. They also enable loading settings from SHH files downloaded, for example, from the Internet or previously saved on a computer's hard drive.

Programs which support SHH file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with SHH files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. SHH files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support SHH file

Updated: 02/27/2024

How to open file with SHH extension?

Being unable to open files with SHH extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Adobe Photoshop Shadow/Highlight Settings Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Adobe Photoshop

Install software to open SHH file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SHH files is that no program that can handle SHH files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Adobe Photoshop developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Adobe Photoshop website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Adobe Photoshop

Update software that support file extension SHHIf you already have Adobe Photoshop installed on your systems and SHH files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why SHH files are not compatible with Adobe Photoshop. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Adobe Photoshop.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SHH files to Adobe Photoshop

After installing Adobe Photoshop (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SHH files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with SHH file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the SHH file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe Photoshop is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SHH files and clicking OK.
Associate software with SHH file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SHH extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SHH extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the SHH is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper SHH file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check SHH file for viruses
1. Check the SHH file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SHH file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. SHH file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the SHH file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic SHH file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the SHH file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe Photoshop

If the systems has insufficient resources to open SHH files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Adobe Photoshop Shadow/Highlight Settings Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SHH files affecting older versions of given software.

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