PSP File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PSP file?

Files that contain the .psp file extension are most commonly associated with the Paint Shop Pro image editing application. Paint Shop Pro is similar to Adobe Photoshop and contains many of the same features, but the Paint Shop Pro application is offered at a more competitive price.

The PSP files that are created by this software contain color bitmap images that have been saved in the Paint Shop Pro file format. These images can include image guides, vector paths, meta data, layers and other image objects.

The Paint Shop Pro application was originally created by Jasc Software. In October of 2004 the application was acquired by Corel. The PSP file format is also supported by the Irfan View and Graphics Converter Pro software programs.

How to open PSP 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 PSP for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PSP

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PSP files. Remember, different programs may use PSP 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
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExplorerUlead Photo ExplorerUser submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PSP-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 PSP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!