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abrMate 1.1 - A Freeware Brush Viewer, Organizer, Converter, and Exporter for Windows

Link: http://www.texturemate.com/abrMate

abrMate is a freeware Windows application I (Bill Scott) wrote that has the ability to open Adobe Photoshop .abr brush preset files for previewing, organizing, or exporting brushes to .png's. I began writing abrMate because there didn't seem to be a full-featured free Windows application out there for opening and organizing brush files. Sometimes you don't want to load Adobe Photoshop just to manage your brushes and sometimes they can be hard to organize sometimes with thousands of brushes.

abrMate provides the ability to convert brush files that may have been created in newer Photoshop CS versions such as CS5 into new brush files that can be opened in Adobe Photoshop 7 or newer. This can be very useful if you want to download brush sets online but they have been created in newer versions of Adobe Photoshop that you currently have.

With abrMate, you can export either a single brush to a .png or all open brushes to .png's at once. This is very useful if Adobe Photoshop is not the only graphic design software you use. abrMate also provides the ability to export all open brushes to a thumbnail preview .png which is very useful for brush authors looking to provide preview graphics with their brushes.


  • Open and preview Adobe Photoshop .abr brush files
  • Find all .abr brush files under specified directories
  • Preview each brush in .abr files as thumbnail or up to full resolution
  • Convert newer CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4 or CS5 brushes to Adobe Photoshop 7.x compatible versions - Now You Can Open Any Brush from Any Version of Photoshop!
  • Export selected brush or all open brushes to .png image for use in other applications
  • Export all open brushes to a thumbnail preview .png

abrMate Online Help

The following tutorials and guides cover how to complete most tasks in abrMate. If you don't see something you are looking for, don't hesitate to request it!

Tuesday, January 18 2011
The latest version of abrMate now allows you to convert any newer Photoshop CS brush set that can...
Thursday, December 23 2010
You can export as many brushes as you want to .png files in one step with abrMate. First, open all...
Monday, December 20 2010
Exporting Adobe Photoshop brushes to .png's in abrMate is very easy. First, you must have one or...
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