The psd file extension is traditionally associated with default graphic format of Adobe Photoshop. Adobe psd graphics file is pixel based graphics file format. However some graphic elements can be stored in vector graphics. In default psd graphics file contains layers with masks, color spaces, ICC profiles, transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, clipping paths, and duotone settings.

There is one other file type using
the PSD file extension!

psd file icon.psd - DESIGN II for Microsoft Windows general flowsheet

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Software that works with psd file extension

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PSD file extension - Adobe Photoshop graphics file

What is psd file? How to open psd files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

psd file icon: psd filetype icon

The psd file extension is used for PhotoShop Designated file - native Adobe Photoshop pixel based graphic file format that takes up less memory than uncompressed TIF files. However it can contain some graphics elements in vector based graphics.

The Photoshop psd graphics file contains layers with masks, color spaces, ICC profiles, transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, clipping paths, and duotone settings. Maximal resolution of Photoshop psd file is limited to 30 000 pixels in width and height.

The Photoshop psd graphics file format is also supported by other Adobe applications, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

MIME: image/photoshop
MIME: image/x-photoshop
MIME: image/psd, application/photoshop
MIME: application/psd
MIME: zz-application/zz-winassoc-psd

The default software associated to psd file type:

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop is great photography editing software that offers numerous features, powerful tools and other breakthrough capabilities to offer their users maximum performance for image editing.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

Adobe Photoshop for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop for Mac is popular image editing application. It is able to create and compose images, edit photos and supports variety of image formats to open, export and convert.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

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How to open PSD files without Adobe Photoshop

Help how to open PSD files:

PSD is a native graphic file format of Adobe Photoshop application. Use it to open the file or another graphics application capable to open Adobe psd graphics file.

The XnView graphic viewer supports view of the PSD Adobe Photoshop graphics file.

Adobe psd graphic file can be viewed in the Apple Mac OS X Preview application and in also in Microsoft Windows 7 multimedia applications, when you have installed for example Ardfry PSD codec to Windows operating system.

How to convert file with extension PSD:

You can use Adobe Photoshop to save the file in another graphic file format. You can use also any graphic converter software capable to convert Adobe psd graphics file.

You can use the XnView graphic viewer, that supports conversion between graphic formats and that can convert the PSD Adobe Photoshop graphics file in to other graphic or bitmap format.

Find conversions from psd file:

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 38 42 50 53 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
ASCII code: 8BPS

List of software applications associated to the .psd 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 psd file, edit psd file, convert psd file, view psd file, play psd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 psd files.

  • Open psd file
  • Save psd file
  • Edit psd file
  • View psd file
  • Convert psd file
  • Create psd file
  • Import psd file
  • Export psd file
  • Print psd file
  • Recover psd file
  • Others psd file

Software that open psd file - Adobe Photoshop graphics file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open psd file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with psd file by default:
Adobe Photoshop small icon Adobe Photoshop
Other suggested software:
ACDSee Photo Manager small icon ACDSee Photo Manager
Adobe Photoshop Elements small icon Adobe Photoshop Elements
Corel Painter small icon Corel Painter
Corel PaintShop Pro small icon Corel PaintShop Pro
PhotoFiltre Studio small icon PhotoFiltre Studio
SketchBook small icon SketchBook

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with psd file by default:
Adobe Photoshop for Mac small icon Adobe Photoshop for Mac
Other suggested software:
Corel Painter for Mac small icon Corel Painter for Mac
Affinity Photo small icon Affinity Photo
SketchBook for Mac small icon SketchBook for Mac

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