This page contains information on the PSD file extension (Photoshop Document), a popular video file format

PSD PSD (Image)

File extension .psd
Category Image File
Description A PSD file is known as a Photoshop document and was developed by Adobe in order for Graphic Designers to create layered images. PSD is the propiertry format that Adobe uses to allow these files to be saved in, they can then be either opened in various versions of Adobe Photoshop or if a user wants to send them to others they can be flattened to PNG, JPG or other more standard image formats. You can't however re-convert a JPG/PNG file that has been converted from a PSD back to a PSD file - it loses it's layers.
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Technical Details Photoshop files have the .PSD file extension, this PSD stores an image with support for a lot of imaging options such as Masks, transparency, clipping paths and duotone settings. Sometimes Photoshop files have the extension .PSB which essentially stands for Photoshop Big, this allows images to support up to a maximum height and width of 300,000 pixels and a length limit of 4 Exabytes.
Associated programs
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign CS6
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • GIMP
Developed by Adobe Systems
MIME type
  • application/psd
Useful links

PSD Convert PSD file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert PSD files to a variety of other formats

PSD Converter Image