.PSD File Extension

Adobe Systems
File Type:
Adobe Photoshop Document

Having trouble opening .psd extension? Don't panic! This page explains what psd files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open psd files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a PSD file?

Psd file extension has Adobe Photoshop Document file type, developed by Adobe Systems, which is associated with the "raster image files" category.

Associated with Adobe Photoshop, the file typically contains image layers, layer masks, adjustment layers, keywords, annotations, etc. Users can modify different elements of the file, including text, images, effects, and shapes.

PSD files may be easily converted into other image formats, such as .PNG, .GIF, and .JPEG.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

psd file icon
Adobe Systems
File Type:
Adobe Photoshop Document
Raster Image Files

How to open PSD file?

Double click the psd file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .psd extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the psd extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the psd file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open PSD files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the psd file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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