7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2016 8:21 PM by Cloudgiant

    .psp and .pspimage files

    dss42 Level 1

      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

        • 1. Re: .psp and .pspimage files
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          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?

          • 2. Re: .psp and .pspimage files
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            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?

            • 3. Re: .psp and .pspimage files
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              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,



              • 4. Re: .psp and .pspimage files
                dss42 Level 1

                Bill -




                Yes, I DID have Corel PSP and that is the format that most of the creators in the U.S. use - and ALL of my tubes are either PSP or PSPimage or PNG or tub...


                Adobe PSP was offered as an extra on my new HP  PC, and for months I wondered why I could not see an image of the tube files and it was not until I decided that I wanted to work on one of them, that I realized I could not open them in Corel PSP.

                I bought a high end PC since I not only work with PSP but also do genealogy research and use a lot of other image files. I do not have WordPerfect since Word was offered as another upgrade.


                Now I am 'stuck' with thousands of tubes that I cannot use in my paint program, and being a senior on a fixed income I cannot afford to purchase another costly program.


                Thus, I was wondering s there anyway I can open these files in Corel PSP? The only Adobe PSP I have is old and no longer supported, thus I cannot download it again.


                Thank you for your inquiry


                Diane S

                • 5. Re: .psp and .pspimage files
                  the_wine_snob Level 9



                  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,



                  • 6. Re: .psp and .pspimage files
                    the_wine_snob Level 9

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


                    Good luck,



                    • 7. Re: .psp and .pspimage files
                      Cloudgiant Level 1

                      Here is what the question is, I see he mixing up branding and product.  Corel is a graphics software manufacturer. 

                      Adobe Systems is a software manufacturer.



                      Corel manufactures many different graphics software programs.  Adobe Systems manufactures many different graphics software programs. 



                      The product he initially refers to is from Corel is called Paint Shop Pro.  It seems he purchased a product from Adobe Systems called Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. 



                      Corel's Paint Shop Pro is commonly refered to as PSP(whatever version.) It creates the .pspimage, .psptube, .tub, .tube files.  Convienent clip art from photos or cutouts. 



                      Adobe System's Photoshop does not.  3rd party shennanigans and tomfoolery what can must be used to flimflam Adobe. 



                      He seems to have purchased a product from Adobe Systems, the wrong manufacturer or he thought it would handle PSP files due to something he read.


                      I use both.  I think I know what you need, but explain your versions and whatnot.