PSD file format description

PSD file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with PSD files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the PSD file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing PSD files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Adobe Photoshop Image

The PSD file is categorized under Graphic. It is associated with Adobe Photoshop, serving as an Adobe Photoshop Image. It is a layered image file format. The layers enable an illustration to be built with individual graphic elements that can be moved over and over to obtain a desired result. Visit the website of Adobe Photoshop for a detailed description of the PSD format.

Application:Adobe Photoshop
Category:Graphic files
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Adobe Photoshop Image related extensions

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#2 Cognos Powerhouse Subfile Dictionary Data

The PSD file is categorized under Data. It is associated with IBM Cognos Powerhouse, serving as a Cognos Powerhouse Subfile Dictionary Data. Powerhouse is a very powerful 4GL tool created by Cognos. Visit the website of IBM Cognos Powerhouse for a detailed description of the PSD format.

Application:IBM Cognos Powerhouse
Category:Data files
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Cognos Powerhouse Subfile Dictionary Data related extensions

  • cmpri CET Designer Project Info
  • ldx Lingoes Installed Dictionary Data
  • edf DrumBeat Component Data
  • cex SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Exported Vault Settings

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The PSD filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your PSD file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this PSD file.

To set the PSD file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set PSD file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle PSD files with care

Exercise caution when handling PSD files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar PSD files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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