The File Extensions Database


.WSA File Extension

  • Developer by: Corel Corporation
  • Category: Settings, options, themes or skins Files

What is an .WSA file?

.WSA is Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Animation Shop workspace

The wsa file extension is associated with Corel PaintShop Pro, an advanced photo-editing software, developed and sold by Corel Corporation.

The wsa files contain workspace information used by Corel Animation Shop, which is part of Corel PaintShop Photo Pro.


How to open:

Use Animation Shop to work with *.wsa files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .wsa file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with WSA files

  • Associate the WSA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WSA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WSA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WSA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .WSA is Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Animation Shop workspace. Because only the current version supports the latest WSA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Corel Corporation manufacturer website after an available .WSA is Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Animation Shop workspace update.
  • To make sure that your WSA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.