Noob question here, need help figuring out how to edit this file

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  1. dj505
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    dj505 Inexperienced Romhacker

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    I've been trying to figure this out for multiple days now, and I know for sure it's possible since I've seen it done but I have no clue how to do it myself. <Removed link for copyright reasons> It should contain a bunch of images that are used for the game's song select menu screen, and I know for sure it can be edited since I compared it with the same file from a different rom hack which has custom graphics, I just don't know how to edit it since I can't figure out the format.

    I opened it up in HxD and found a bunch of strings such as "SCR_AE_PVSEL_PV_PRVW_THUMB042_L" and "SCR_AE_PVSEL_PV_PRVW_THUMB042_R" just to provide a couple examples (these specifically seem to be referencing the left and right images for a thumbnail on the song preview). None of the tools I've tried can open it (Every File Explorer, Ohana3DS, NARCExplorer2). I'm completely stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. TheCyberQuake

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    I don't think you are allowed to link to that download due to copyright
     
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    dj505 Inexperienced Romhacker

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    Ah. I'll remove the link. Not sure what other information about the file I should include to make it easier to figure out...
     
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  4. Mikemk

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    Maybe the filename and extension, and what rom you pulled it from?
     
  5. TheCyberQuake

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    The name of the file, it's location and what game should be enough info
    I can't help you personally but with that info others may be able to.
     
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    dj505 Inexperienced Romhacker

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    Filename is "spr_ae_pvsel.bin" ripped from Project Mirai DX. It's located in the ExtractedRomFS/aet_en folder (used HackingToolkit3DS to extract the dumped CIA). All the "spr_ae_???.bin" files in this folder seem to be in the same format, and I can't open any of them either. I'm just after this one in particulat for now tho.

    I feel like there's a really easy solution here but I can't figure out what it is... I know for sure that it's editable but I just can't figure out how to view or edit the image data...
     
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