Popular formats

psd 

Opening psd files

Have a problem opening a .psd file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what psd files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .PSD file type?

The .psd extension is primarily associated with the very popular non-free Adobe Photoshop Document (PSD) format and file type. PSD is the native format of Adobe Photoshop (Adobe Creative Suite) raster image processing software.

PSD is a container-type format, and besides actual images .psd files store a lot of metadata such as layer layout, transparency and effects data, color masks and profiles, printing settings etc. PSD files store images with lossless compression, which ensures constant quality of the source images.

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Software to open or convert PSD files

You can open psd files with the following programs:
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop by Adobe Systems, Inc.
 
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop CS6 by Adobe Systems Incorporated
 
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Photoshop CS2 by Adobe Systems, Inc.
 
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe Photoshop Elements by Adobe Systems Incorporated