.P3L File Extension

Adobe Photoshop Light Preset File

Developer Adobe Systems
4.0  |  8 Votes

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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