Opening SPD files

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

What is a SPD file?

The SPD file format was created by Adobe Systems as a configuration file type for their PostScript products. Also called Adobe PostScript printer mini driver files, these .spd files contain settings and instructions that are used by Adobe PostScript printers.

The configuration options stored in these SPD files are related to the image, color, text and graphics manipulation features that are available in Adobe PostScript printers. These .spd files are mainly used by the Adobe Creative Suite software, which is a set of programs used for photo editing, image design and multimedia content authoring purposes.

Only the Adobe PostScript printer and other related tools in Adobe Creative Suite should use these .spd files. To ensure that your Adobe PostScript products and Adobe Creative Suite can continue to run properly, it's recommended to leave these .spd files alone.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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