DCS2 file format description

Many people share .dcs2 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dcs2 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dcs2 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dcs2 - Adobe Photoshop DCS 2.0 Document

The DCS2 graphic files are related to Adobe Photoshop. The DCS2 file is an Adobe Photoshop DCS 2.0 Document. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editor published by Adobe Systems. Desktop Color Separations (DCS) format is a version of the standard EPS format that lets you save color separations of CMYK images.

Adobe Photoshop
Graphic files
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Adobe Photoshop DCS 2.0 Document related extensions:
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Seiko Microscope Image
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Portable Network Graphics Image
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .dcs2 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dcs2 files. Be especially cautious with .dcs2 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dcs2 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dcs2 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cs2, dc2, dcs, dfs2, ds2

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Operating systems

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