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.PXD File Extension

File Type 1Pixlr Layered Image

DeveloperAutodesk
Popularity
3.1 (11 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

What is a PXD file?

A PXD file is a layer-based image created by the Pixlr X or Pixlr E image editors. It contains some combination of image, text, adjustment, filter, and mask layers. PXD files are similar to the .PSD files used by Adobe Photoshop but can be opened only in Pixlr.

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Screenshot of a .pxd file in Pixlr X
PXD file open in Pixlr X

Pixlr is a primarily web-based suite of image editing applications that graphic designers and photographers use to create and edit images. Pixlr is similar to Adobe Photoshop, except that Pixlr's web version functions entirely within a user's web browser.

If a user wanted to save an in-progress Pixlr editing project to their PC or mobile device, they could previously save the project as a PXD file. PXD files preserve the layer-based edits a user has made to an image, so the user can continue to adjust the image's layers as needed. In contrast, saving a Pixlr image as a .JPG, .PNG, or .WEBP file flattens the image to a single layer.

In 2021, the .PXZ file format replaced the PXD file format, and Pixlr began saving users' projects as PXZ files. However, Pixlr users can still open previously-created PXD files in Pixlr.

How do I open a PXD file?

You can open a PXD file in Pixlr X or Pixlr E (Web, Windows, Mac). To open a PXD file in the web version of Pixlr X or Pixlr E:

  1. In your web browser, navigate to https://pixlr.com and select either Pixlr X or Pixlr E from the website's menu bar. Novice image editors should select Pixlr X, while expert editors should select Pixlr E.
  2. Select Open Image.
  3. Navigate to and open your PXD file.
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Updated 3/5/2021

File Type 2Pyrex Definition File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.1 (10 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText

.PXD File Association 2

Source code header file used by Pyrex, a language used for building Python modules with C-like syntax and performance; stores Cython declarations that can be included in Cython modules (.PYX files).

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Cython is an enhanced version of Pyrex that is often preferred for Python module development. PXD files are imported into Cython PYX modules using the cimport syntax.

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Updated 5/16/2012

File Type 3Pixelmator Pro Image

DeveloperPixelmator Team
Popularity
3.5 (2 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

.PXD File Association 3

A PXD file is an image file created by Pixelmator Pro, a professional image-editing program. It contains an image edited in Pixelmator Pro, as well as a record of the layers, adjustments, and other edits made to that image. PXD files can be opened only in Pixelmator Pro, and not Pixelmator Classic or Pixelmator for iOS.

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Screenshot of a .pxd file in Pixelmator Pro
PXD file open in Pixelmator Pro

Pixelmator Pro is an Adobe Photoshop equivalent that allows photographers and graphic designers to make non-destructive, layer-based edits to their images. Editors can enhance their images, add graphic design elements, remove unwanted imperfections, and even design and draw images from scratch.

When a Pixelmator Pro user saves an image, it is saved in a PXD file. PXD files contain not only a user's edited image, but also a record of the edits that have been applied to that image. That way, if a user saves, closes, and re-opens an image, they can continue to adjust their previous edits. For example, if a user adds a text layer to an image before saving the image as a PXD file and closing Pixelmator Pro, they'll still be able to adjust that layer after re-opening their PXD file.

After a user finishes editing the image saved in a PXD file, they can export their image to other image formats for use in other programs. Pixelmator Pro users can export PXD images as .JPG, .PNG, .TIFF, .GIF, and .PSD files, among others.

PXD files are similar to but not the same as the .PXM files used by Pixelmator Classic and Pixelmator for iOS. Notably, you cannot open a PXD file in Pixelmator Classic or Pixelmator for iOS. You can open a PXD file only in Pixelmator Pro.

How do I open a PXD file?

You can open a PXD file in Pixelmator Pro. To do so, open Pixelmator Pro and select File → Open... from the program's menu bar. Your PXD file will then appear in Pixelmator Pro.

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