.PSDC File Extension

Adobe Photoshop Cloud Document

Developer Adobe Systems
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Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a PSDC file?

A PSDC file is an Adobe Photoshop document saved in the Adobe Photoshop Document Cloud (PSDC) format. It contains an image in the same format as a .PSD file but is stored in the cloud via Adobe's cloud documents system. The file is automatically updated when it is opened and modified on different devices.

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Screenshot of a .psdc file in Adobe Photoshop 2022
PSDC file open in Adobe Photoshop 2022

The PSDC format was introduced in November 2019 with the release of Photoshop for iPad and Photoshop CC 2020 for Windows and macOS. The purpose of the format is to allow users to work on the same PSD document on their computer or iPad and have their modifications synced, so the document is always up-to-date.

The PSDC file format is the same as the PSD format, which includes support for image layers, adjustment layers, layer masks, annotations, and other Photoshop-specific elements. However, the PSDC format also supports caching of edits made to a document when a user works on it offline. Then, when the user connects to the Internet again, the changes are synced.

How do I create a PSDC file?

To create a PSDC file in Adobe Photoshop, select File → Save or Save As.... If you are prompted to save the document on your computer, click the Save to cloud documents button, name the PSDC file, then click Save. If you are prompted to save the document to your Cloud documents storage space, name the PSDC file, then click Save.

💡 If you create a PSD file and upload it from your computer to the Adobe Cloud storage space, Photoshop automatically saves the PSD file as a PSDC file. For example, a Photoshop document named example.psd is saved as example.psdc.

How to open a PSDC file

You can open a PSDC file with Adobe Photoshop (multiplatform). To open a PSDC file with Photoshop that has been saved in your Adobe Cloud account, select "Cloud documents" on the left side of the Home screen of Photoshop. Then, select the PSDC file to open and edit the document in Photoshop.

The PSDC file format supports incremental backup and restore. To view the version history of your Adobe cloud documents, sign in to Adobe Assets Web with your Adobe account, then select Files → Cloud documents, choose a PSDC file, and click Timeline to view all the saved versions of the document.

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Updated December 3, 2021

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