File Extension Library

.PSF File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .PSF file?

.PSF file extension is created by Adobe Systems. .PSF has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .PSF file is Binary.

.PSF is Photoshop Proof Settings File

Preference file that stores color settings used by Photoshop to provide accurate previews of how images will look when they are printed; can be loaded by selecting View → Proof Setup → Custom... in Photoshop.

In Windows, PSF files are stored in the following directory:
~\Application Data\Adobe\Color\Proofing.

In Mac OS X, they are stored in the following folder:
~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Proofing.

List of all softwares that can open the Photoshop Proof Settings File
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
File Type 2 Portable Sound File
Category: Audio Files Format: Binary

Sound file saved in the Portable Sound Format (PSF); designed to bring earlier gaming sound formats to next-generation consoles; uses the music driver code from the original game, which allows the sound to be authentically reproduced.

PSF includes the following sub-formats:

  • PSF1 - Playstation
  • PSF2 - Playstation 2
  • SSF - Saturn (under development)
  • DSF - Dreamcast (under development)
  • USF - Nintendo 64 (developed by Adam Gashlin)
  • GSF - GameBoy Advance (developed by Caitsith2 and Zoopd)
  • QSF - Capcom QSound
PSF files can be played back on a PC using common audio programs with supporting plugins.

List of all softwares that can open the Portable Sound File
Audio Overload
Nullsoft Winamp with the Highly Experimental plugin
Audio Overload
Audio Overload
XMMS with the Highly Experimental plugin
File Type 3 HP-UX Product Specification File
Developer by: Hewlett-Packard Category: Misc Files

Text file that defines an HP-UX software package; used by the SD-UX swpackage session and identifies the contents, attributes, compatibilities, and dependencies of the product.

The PSF is used for the following purposes:

  • Define vendor information
  • Specify one or more products
  • Define attributes for one or more files, filesets, and subproducts
  • Define attributes for the distribution media
  • Specify what computers and operating systems the product supports
  • Define descriptive attributes of the software objects
  • File Type 4 GPS Prediction Support File
    Category: Data Files Format: Text

    Support file used by GPS software; contains the root mean square (RMS) values of ephemeris components, which define the positions of celestial objects; also includes the clock time for each tracked satellite over the past seven days.

    Prediction support files are used to determine how individual satellites are performing. They can also be used to calculate statistical estimates of long term GPS accuracy.

    List of all softwares that can open the GPS Prediction Support File
    LinQuest GIANT
    File Type 5 PhotoStudio File
    Developer by: ArcSoft Category: Raster Image Files

    Bitmap image format used by PhotoStudio, an image-editing program; supports text, shapes, and multiple layers; commonly used for saving edited digital photos.

    ArcSoft PhotoStudio for Canon is commonly included with Canon digital cameras.

    NOTE: PSF files can also be opened by ArcSoft PhotoImpression, which has been discontinued. They may be opened with Adobe Photoshop by changing the extension from ".psf" to ".jpg". However, other image-editing programs may still not be able to open the file.

    List of all softwares that can open the PhotoStudio File
    ArcSoft PhotoStudio
    ArcSoft PhotoStudio
    File Type 6 AutoCAD PostScript Patterns File
    Developer by: Autodesk Category: CAD Files Format: Binary

    Font information file used by AutoCAD, a CAD engineering design and documentation application; stores font substitution information used when exporting a drawing to a PostScript file; allows users to customize font styles in printed or published drawings.

    The default PostScript pattern file for AutoCAD has the filename acad.psf. AutoCAD LT's PSF file has the name aclt.psf.

    List of all softwares that can open the AutoCAD PostScript Patterns File
    Autodesk AutoCAD 2018
    File Type 7 SPI Proxy Output File
    Developer by: SPI Dynamics Category: Data Files

    Output file generated by SPI Proxy, a proxy server tool included with SPI Dynamics SPI ToolKit; records and logs details of traffic passing through the proxy server; saved in a proprietary format readable only by SPI software.

    SPI Dynamics was acquired by HP on August 1, 2007.

    File Type 8 PID Script File
    Category: Data Files

    Parameter ID (PID) script used by OBD-II scanner software; allows the software to retrieve error codes and status information from an automobile's OBD (On-Board Diagnostic) device; can be imported with the PMSCAN diagnostic tool.

    How to Open .PSF file on different platforms

    Open .PSF File on Windows

    • Right-click a .PSF
    • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
    • Select the program that opens .PSF file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PSF files" Press "Ok"

    Open .PSF File on Mac

    • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PSF file
    • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
    • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
    • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

    Open .PSF File on Linux

    Right click on the .PSF file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

    Open .PSF File on iPhone

    Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PSF file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
    Method 2
    Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

    Open .PSF File on Android

    Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
    If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PSF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

    How to fix problems with .PSF files

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