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.psp and .pspimage files

Jun 28, 2013 9:02 PM

Tags: #cannot_open_file #psp

I thought I upgraded to Adobe PSP and now I cannot open ALL my files which are mostly .psp and .pspimage files... I wasted my $ if I cannot open my image files - any assistance will be appreciated

 
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    Jun 29, 2013 8:33 AM   in reply to dss42

    I'm not sure what you're asking.

     

    .psp and .pspimage files are not standard picture files by any means. They are clearly proprietary files -- but I'm not sure from what product. There is no such program as Adobe PSP that I know of.

     

    How are you generating these files -- and are you able to output from your software or device something more standard or universal, like .jpegs or .tifs?

     
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    Jun 29, 2013 8:37 AM   in reply to Steve Grisetti

    Okay, I did a bit more research. PSP files are Paint Shop Pro project files. They can only be opened by Paint Shop Pro -- which is not an Adobe product.

     

    It's a product of Corel.

     

    Have  you tried contacting them?

     
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    Jun 29, 2013 9:30 AM   in reply to dss42

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    As Steve points out, .PSP files are for Corel Paint Shop Pro, http://www.corel.com/productbrick/v2/PSPX5U_US.html?pid=prod4900069&s_ tnt=60880:3:0

     

    It is similar to Adobe Photoshop Elements, but with differences.

     

    Did you mean to post to the Corel Paint Shop Pro Forums? Within the Corel products forums, I only saw specific ones for Corel Draw, Painter and the WordPerfect family of apps, but their Digital Media Forum is probably a good place to start: http://forum.corel.com/EN/

     

    Now, if you do mean Adobe Photoshop Elements, we can Move your post to that forum (this is Adobe Premiere Elements - a video editing program), but I think that if that's the case, you might want to add much more detail, as the Photoshop Elements folk will likely be as confused, as we are here.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 9:48 AM   in reply to dss42

    Diane,

     

    I had to look up TUB (or Tube) files, as I had never heard of them, and have never used Corel PaintShop Pro. Here is what I found: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/glossary/f/picturetubes.htm

     

    I have also never used PSP files, as my main Image-editing program has been Adobe Photoshop (a totally different program from Corel PaintShop Pro). This is just a guess on my part, but it is based on years of helping users get non-supported Image files into Adobe Photoshop. There is a free Image-editing and cataloging program IrfanView, that works with a wider range of file formats: http://www.irfanview.com/ This is an amazing little program, in that it's first free, but also that it handles so very many formats well. It also will allow the user to Open one of the odd Image files, but will then let them Save it into many other formats, such as the more common TIFF, or JPEG, or even to Photoshop's native PSD. Unlike many Image-editors (other than a flavor of Photoshop), it can Open PSD files, as well.

     

    When a user gets a file, that is corrupt (fairly common in JPEG format), I usually recommend IrfanView, as it will Open some pretty badly damaged JPEG files (the file's header are usually mangled, or very poorly written), and can then Save them into a format, correctly, that other programs will then open.

     

    I would give IrfanView a trial. Now, I am not sure just which of the Corel PaintShop Pro files, it can deal with, but I know that it handles many other proprietary Corel files, like Corel Draw's CDR files. I would guess, based on my reading of that article on TUB/TUBE files, that ONLY Corel's PaintShop Pro, and Corel Painter will work with them, due to their nature, and the fact that they work with the TUBE Tool (sounds a lot like Painter's old Image Hose Tool), so IrfanView will likely not be helpful with those - but the PSP files should Open in it fine.

     

    Please let us know if IrfanView is working for your PSP files, and to help with my education, whether the TUB files will work too.

     

    Thank you, and good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 9:50 AM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Also, there is an active IrfanView Forum, where you can ask questions specific to IrfanView: https://irfanview-forum.de/forum.php

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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