There are 2 other file types using
the PWS file extension!

pws file icon.pws - ProWorks start file

pws file icon.pws - Print Workshop image file

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PWS file extension - Corel Painter workspace file

What is pws file? How to open pws files?

The PWS file extension is associated with the Corel Painter sketch, paint and photo editing software for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. The .pws file stores Corel Painter's workspace settings.

The default software associated to pws file type:

Corel Painter icon

Corel Corporation logo Corel Painter  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Corel Corporation

Corel Painter is a raster graphic editor and illustrator that combines inventive drawing tools, Natural-Media® brushes, image cloning capabilities and virtually unlimited customization options to one truly powerful digital art application.

Latest version is 12, released in May 2011.

Corel Painter for Mac icon

Corel Corporation logo Corel Painter for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Corel Corporation

Corel Painter for Mac is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking. Latest version is 2015.

Help how to open PWS files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension PWS:

As far as we know, this .pws file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .pws file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open pws file, edit pws file, convert pws file, view pws file, play pws file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the pws files.

  • Create pws file
  • Settings pws file

Programs that can create pws file - Corel Painter workspace file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create pws file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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