.PWS File Extension

Painter Workspace File

Developer Corel
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What is a PWS file?

A PWS file contains a saved workspace layout for Corel Painter, a program that allows artists to create digital paintings. It stores the user interface elements' arrangement, including opened windows and their locations in the workspace. Painter users export and import PWS files to save and load workspaces customized for different painting needs.

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Screenshot of a .pws file in Corel Painter 2023
PWS file open in Corel Painter 2023

Painter allows you to create digital artwork and edit photos. The software provides various tools, including brush styles, gradients, surface textures, and weaves.

To customize layouts and preserve them for different needs, such as illustrating artwork or altering digital photographs, Painter allows you to save your workspace as a PWS file. For example, to save a workspace, select Window → Workspace → Export Workspace.

How to open a PWS file

You can open a PWS file with Corel Painter. For example, to open a PWS file, select Window → Workspace → Import Workspace.

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