How to open PPD files

Did your computer fail to open a PPD file? We explain what PPD files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a PPD file?

PPD is an acronym for PostScript Printer Description. The PostScript Printer Description files that contain the .ppd file extension hold descriptions that pertain to a variety of PostScript printers.

PPD files are created by various vendors in order to describe the features of their PostScript printer products. These files contain information that pertains to the font, paper size, resolution, DPI and other features of the associated PostScript printer.

Many printer drivers will use PPD files to determine the capabilities of that particular printer.

The PostScript language was created by Adobe in 1985. Today it is the industry standard for this particular file type and the majority of printers that are currently manufactured are known to support the PPD file format.

PPD file openers, viewers, etc.

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

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