PDD File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PDD file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PDD files.

What is a PDD file?

Files that contain the .pdd file extension are most commonly associated with the Adobe PhotoDeluxe image-editing software application. The .pdd file extension is given to the images that are created with this software program.

PDD files are compressed image files. The PDD file format allows for added space on the user's hard drive.

While Adobe PhotoDeluxe was the software to primarily use the PDD file format, that particular application was replaced with Adobe's Photoshop Elements in 2002.

The Medtronic Programmer software also uses the .pdd file suffix. These PDD files contain data files that are referenced by the Medtronic Programmer application.

How to open PDD files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PDD for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PDD

While we know of one file format using the .PDD 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 .PDD file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home EditionAdobe PhotoDeluxe Home EditionUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business EditionAdobe PhotoDeluxe Business EditionUser submitted
Adobe PhotoDeluxeAdobe PhotoDeluxeUser submitted
Photomania DeluxePhotomania DeluxeUser submitted
Adobe ImageReadyAdobe ImageReadyUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PDD-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PDD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!