Files with pds extension can be quite often encountered as NASA pictures in Planetary Data System file format.

There are 4 other file types using
the PDS file extension!

empty icon.pds - IncrediMail file

empty icon.pds - PALASM source code

empty icon.pds - Print Shop graphic image

empty icon.pds - Cyberlink PowerDirector project

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PDS file extension - Planetary Data System graphic image file

What is pds file? How to open pds files?

File type specification:

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

pds file icon: pds filetype icon

File extension pds is mainly associated with the Planetary Data System picture image file format.

The Planetary Data System (PDS) is an archive of data products from NASA planetary missions, which is sponsored by NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

Updated: January 26, 2023

The default software associated to open pds file:

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) logoNASAView  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

NASAView is a PDS archive product display program. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris.

Help how to open:

Use XnView to view .pds Planetary Data System graphic image files.

How to convert:

Use XnView to convert .pds file to other graphics file formats.

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List of software applications associated to the .pds file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pds file, edit pds file, convert pds file, view pds file, play pds 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 pds files.

pds file viewer - programs that view pds file - Planetary Data System graphic image file

Programs supporting the exension pds on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view pds file action.

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