PSF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PSF file?

PSF is an acronym for Proof Setup File. Files that contain the .psf file extension usually store the color settings that are used by the Adobe Photoshop application. These files allow a user to see accurate previews of how an image will look once it has been printed on paper.

The .psf file extension is also used for Portable Sound Format files. These files are taken directly from video games that are used on a variety of gaming consoles. These PSF files are similar in nature to WAV and MP3 files, but the PSF file format allows for a tighter compression method which takes up less space on a user's hard drive.

How to open PSF 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 PSF for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PSF

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PSF files. Remember, different programs may use PSF 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
PhotoStudioPhotoStudioUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
ArcSoft PhotoStudioArcSoft PhotoStudioUser submitted
Arcsoft PhotoImpressionArcsoft PhotoImpressionUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
Pro/ENGINEERPro/ENGINEERUser submitted
PhotoStudio ExpressionsPhotoStudio ExpressionsUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
Tajima DG/ML by PulseTajima DG/ML by PulseUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PSF-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 PSF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!