File Extension Library

.P3L File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: 3D Image Files
  • Format: XML

What are .P3L files and how to open them?

Can't open .P3L file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .P3L file.

What is a .P3L file extension?

.P3L file extension is created by Adobe Systems. .P3L has been classified as 3D Image Files. The format of .P3L file is XML.

.P3L is Adobe Photoshop Light Preset File

3D light settings file used by Adobe Photoshop, an image-editing program; stores the color, locations, directionality, and magnitudes lights in a three-dimensional space; can store point, spot, infinite, and image-based lights; used by Photoshop's 3D image-editing component to save and load preset lighting properties and add them to one or more 3D scenes.

Photoshop CS5 includes several lighting preset files which are stored in the /Presets/Lights/ directory. Preinstalled P3L files include:

  • Blue Lights.p3l
  • CAD Optimized.p3l
  • Cold.p3l
  • Dawn.p3l
  • Day Lights.p3l
  • Default Lights.p3l
  • Fire.p3l
  • Hard Lights.p3l
  • Lush.p3l
  • Mardi Gras.p3l
  • Night Lights.p3l
  • Primary Colors.p3l
  • Purple Faze.p3l
  • Red Lights.p3l
  • White Lights.p3l
List of all softwares that can open the Adobe Photoshop Light Preset File
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

How to fix problems with .P3L files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .P3L files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .P3L file format
  2. You need to check the .P3L file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)