GPD File Type

- The quick facts

What are GPD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GPD file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a GPD file?

Files that contain the .gpd file extension are most commonly used by Microsoft Corporation for Generic Printer Description files. The GPD files create minidrivers, which are text-based descriptions of the printers that are being used by a computer.

Each GPD file that is created describes a specific printer from a specific manufacturer. Each minidriver can contain one or more GPD files within it.

The .gpd file extension may also be used to store graphic images. In these circumstances, the image contained in the file is stored using a lossless compression method. This GPD file format is similar to both the PNG and GIF file formats.

How to open GPD files

Important: Different programs may use files with the GPD file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GPD file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different GPD openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 13, 2020

Suggest another file format using extension GPD

While we know of one file format using the .GPD file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .GPD file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of GPD files. Remember, different programs may use GPD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

ACTKoolACTKoolUser submitted
IG MAKERIG MAKERUser submitted
ArcSoft Scan-n-Stitch DeluxeArcSoft Scan-n-Stitch DeluxeUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
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