.PSP File Extension

File Type 1

PaintShop Pro Image File

Developer Corel
Popularity
3.7  |  31 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a PSP file?

A PSP file is a color bitmap image saved in the native Paint Shop Pro (PSP) format. It may include layers, guides, vector paths, metadata, and other objects within the image file. Corel replaced the PSP format with the PSPIMAGE format when it released version 8 of Paint Shop Pro (now PaintShop Pro).

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Screenshot of a .psp file in Corel PaintShop Pro 2023
PSP file open in Corel PaintShop Pro 2023

PaintShop Pro, often referred to as "PSP," is a similar program to Adobe Photoshop. It allows you to edit images and digital photos and includes beginner-friendly and advanced workspaces.

Before version 8 of Paint Shop Pro, the PSP format was the native format for saving images with the application. After saving an image, you could close the PSP file, then re-open it to continue editing it. When you finished your edits, you could export the image to another more widely-supported image format.

How to create a PSP file with PaintShop Pro

While Corel replaced the PSP format with the PSPIMAGE format, PaintShop Pro can still save images as PSP files. To create a PSP file with PaintShop Pro, select File → New..., make your edits, and select File → Save or Save As.

NOTE: Jasc Software developed PaintShop Pro for many years until Corel acquired it in 2004.

How to open a PSP file

You can open a PSP file with Corel PaintShop Pro (Windows) by selecting File → Open.... You can also open PSP files with other image editors, such as CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Windows and macOS) and ACD Systems Canvas (Windows).

How to convert a PSP file

Various applications, such as Corel PaintShop Pro and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, can convert PSP files to other formats.

For example, PaintShop Pro can convert a PSP file to various image file types, including the following formats:

  • .PSPIMAGE - PaintShop Pro Image
  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .BMP - Bitmap Image
  • .EMF- Enhanced Windows Metafile
  • .EPS- Encapsulated PostScript File
  • .TIF- Tagged Image File
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format File
  • .TGA- Targa Graphic
  • .WMF- Windows Metafile
  • .PSD- Windows Metafile
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Programs that open or reference PSP files

Updated November 17, 2022
File Type 2

PL/SQL Server Page

Developer Oracle
Popularity
3.2  |  13 Votes
Category Web Files
Format N/A

What is a PSP file?

Web page that contains code written in the Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PL/SQL); includes SQL database commands that use Oracle's proprietary PL/SQL syntax; used for dynamically accessing database information when generating Web page content.

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PSP pages can be viewed in a Web browser. However the user will only see the content generated by the server, not the actual PL/SQL code.

Programs that open PSP files

Windows
Create with Oracle Database software
View in a Web browser
Edit with a text editor
Mac
View in a Web browser
Edit with a text editor
Updated April 29, 2008
File Type 3

Photoshop Preferences File

Developer Adobe Systems
Popularity
2.2  |  5 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is a PSP file?

Application preferences file created by Adobe Photoshop, a professional graphics editing application; saves settings for the actions panel, editing and painting tools, and othr general settings; used for saving user preferences.

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For Mac OS X, Photoshop settings are stored here:

[user]/​Library/​Preferences/​Adobe Photoshop CS6 Settings/​

In Windows, Photoshop settings are stored here:

[user]\​AppData\​Roaming\​Adobe\​Adobe Photoshop CS6\​Adobe Photoshop CS6 Settings\​

Programs that open PSP files

Updated December 4, 2018

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