GRD File

What are GRD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GRD 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 GRD file?

GRD files have multiple uses, and Adobe Photoshop Gradient is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Adobe Photoshop Gradient

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open GRD files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different GRD openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the GRD extension

Through our research of GRD files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • ElmerGrid Input Data
  • Fractal Design Painter Gradation Lib
  • Surfer Grid
  • Symantec Guard Header

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
ArtweaverArtweaverUser submitted
Artweaver FreeArtweaver FreeUser submitted
Boris GraffitiBoris GraffitiUser submitted
ACDSee Photo EditorACDSee Photo EditorUser submitted
Canvas XCanvas XUser submitted
SurferSurferUser submitted
GRADEProfilerGRADEProfilerUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop Elements EditorAdobe Photoshop Elements EditorUser submitted

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