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.P3L File Extension

File TypeAdobe Photoshop Light Preset File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
4.3 (3 Votes)
Category3D Image Files


This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

What is a P3L file?

3D light settings file used by Adobe Photoshop, an image-editing program; stores the color, locations, directionality, and magnitudes lights in a three-dimensional space; can store point, spot, infinite, and image-based lights; used by Photoshop's 3D image-editing component to save and load preset lighting properties and add them to one or more 3D scenes.

More Information

Photoshop CS5 includes several lighting preset files which are stored in the /Presets/Lights/ directory. Preinstalled P3L files include:

  • Blue Lights.p3l
  • CAD Optimized.p3l
  • Cold.p3l
  • Dawn.p3l
  • Day Lights.p3l
  • Default Lights.p3l
  • Fire.p3l
  • Hard Lights.p3l
  • Lush.p3l
  • Mardi Gras.p3l
  • Night Lights.p3l
  • Primary Colors.p3l
  • Purple Faze.p3l
  • Red Lights.p3l
  • White Lights.p3l
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Programs that open P3L files
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Updated 2/14/2014

.P3L Extension Information

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