File type: Photoshop Format
The PSD file extension is used in documents created using the Adobe Photoshop software. The Adobe Photoshop application is the most commonly used editing program for professional images.
This program may include adjustment layers, image layers, annotation notes, layer masks, keywords, file information, as well as other specific elements of Adobe Photoshop.
It uses several mime types such as zz-application/zz-winassoc-psd, application/psd, application/photoshop, image/psd, image/x-photoshop and image/photoshop.
Category: Raster Image Files
File format: Open Source
Open with Windows: ACD Systems Canvas, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, ACDSee Photo Manager, Adobe Photoshop Elements
Open with Linux: N/A
The Adobe PhotoShop application supports CMYK, RGB, monochrome, grayscale, indexed color, duotone, multichannel color modes and Lab color. The PSD file extension and file format is commonly used as the PSD files may be read by Windows and Macintosh computers.
Generally, these files are shared by image editors and desktop publishers as in-progress graphics. They are also not used much for graphic files distributed to end-users.