SPD File Type

- The quick facts

What are SPD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SPD 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 SPD file?

SPD files have multiple uses, and Adobe PostScript Configuration is one of them.

Adobe PostScript Configuration 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.

You usually do not need to edit or view these files, as they only contain information usable by the software program that uses them.

Last updated: February 23, 2022

More file formats using the SPD extension

Through our research of SPD files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Bitstream Speedo font


Microsoft Speech Data

Samsung Pen Document

Sprite Pad Data

Various apps that use files with this extension

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