PSD File

What are PSD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PSD 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 PSD file?

A .PSD file is an Adobe Photoshop image file.

The .psd file extension is given to files that have been created by the Adobe Photoshop computer application. The Adobe Photoshop application is a professional image-editing program that can create various image elements such as layers and masks. When these files are created, they are saved with the .psd file extension.

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most commonly-used image editing applications on the market and it is very popular among desktop publishers and image editors. The images created in Adobe Photoshop tend to take up less space than other image file formats. Both Windows and Macintosh computers can read PSD files with the appropriate software installed.

How to open PSD files

We have identified seven PSD openers that are compatible with this specific type of PSD file.

Programs that open Adobe Photoshop image files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopVerified
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterVerified

Last updated: December 27, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Microsoft Picture ItMicrosoft Picture ItDiscontinued
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
HoneyView3HoneyView3User submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
PSD ViewerPSD ViewerUser submitted
FastStone Image ViewerFastStone Image ViewerUser submitted

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