PSP File

What are PSP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PSP 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 PSP file?

PSP files have multiple uses, and Paint Shop Pro Image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Paint Shop Pro Image

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, metadata, 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.

How to open PSP files

We have identified six PSP openers that are compatible with this specific type of PSP file.

Programs that open Paint Shop Pro Image files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProVerified
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopVerified

Last updated: January 4, 2023

More file formats using the PSP extension

Through our research of PSP files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • ProShape Drawing

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

The Print Shop PressWriterThe Print Shop PressWriterDiscontinued
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExplorerUlead Photo ExplorerUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
Photomania DeluxePhotomania DeluxeUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
ImagineImagineUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
AT&T DialAT&T DialUser submitted

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