.PBS File Extension

PixBuilder Studio Image

Developer WnSoft
3.0  |  2 Votes

What is a PBS file?

A PBS file is an image created by WnSoft PixBuilder Studio, a free image editing program for Windows. It contains one or more layers that comprise an image. PBS files can be exported from PixBuilder Studio as .BMP, .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .TIFF, .PCX, and .TGA files.

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Screenshot of a .pbs file in WnSoft PixBuilder Studio 2
PBS file open in WnSoft PixBuilder Studio 2

PixBuilder Studio allows users to import and edit images using layer-based editing tools. For example, a user could import an image, adjust its color balance, add a new layer that contains text, and then save their edited image.

If a user wants to preserve their edited image's layers, they can save the image as a PBS file. This allows the user to reload their image and edit each layer individually at a later time.

Alternatively, users can save images they've edited in PixBuilder Studio as BMP, PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PCX, or TGA files. However, saving an image in any of these formats flattens the image into a single layer. So, if a user saves their image in one of these file formats, they will not be able to continue editing the image's layers.

How to open a PBS file

You can open a PBS file in PixBuilder Studio (Windows). To do so, select File → Open... from the program's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your PBS file.

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Programs that open PBS files

PaintShop Pro Brush Strokes

Developer Corel
1.3  |  4 Votes

A PBS file may also be a presets file used by Corel PaintShop Pro, a program used for editing images and digital photos. It contains a collection of brush strokes used by the Brush tool in PaintShop Pro. PBS files include shape, texture, dynamics, and other data for each brush style.

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PaintShop Pro allows you to choose from different brush styles when using its brush tool on the canvas. The different presets for the brushes are stored in the PBS file and are used for simulating the texture of various types of brushes. Although you use the brush presets through the program's interface, you most likely will not come across an actual PBS file unless you download or receive new brushes from a site or another PaintShop Pro user.

Programs that open PBS files


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