Files that contain the PDS extension are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include Print Shop, PowerDirector, and IncrediMail. PDS files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension PDS is related to Print Shop, it is a graphics file type that contains images created with the Print Shop application. Print Shop is a desktop publishing application produced by Broderbund that provides a way to create business cards, envelopes, notes, letterhead, fax forms, and other desktop publishing products.
PDS files created with PowerDirector are video file types that contain menu settings, special effects, file references, and other elements that are used to create videos. PowerDirector is video creation and editing software produced by CyberLink.
If the PDS files are associated with IncrediMail, they are a data file type that contains text, images, themes, and other elements that are typically used to compose email messages. IncrediMail is an email client which allows you to compose messages, manage contact information, share photos, and create eCards and email attachments.
How to Open PDS Files
Since PDS files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. PDS files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a needed program.
If the PDS files are related to Print Shop, you can open them by downloading and installing Print Shop, which is available in a free trial version on the Broderbund website. You can also try converting the file to another extension using any file conversion program. There are a variety of file conversion programs available for download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia. Keep in mind if you are successful with opening a PDS file using another file extension, you may lose some of the functionality and capabilities provided by Print Shop.
PDS files created with PowerDirector can be opened using CyberLink PowerDirector or Power Producer, both of which are compatible with the Windows operating system. You can also opt to convert PDS files to another format for use with additional applications and operating systems. There are a number of video conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET which will convert video files for you.
You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion for you as long as the content is not copyright protected. Simply log onto the website, browse for the PDS file, choose the new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the converted file in your email inbox.
If the PDS files are associated with IncrediMail, you can open them using the IncrediMail email client, which is available as a free download on the IncrediMail website. You can also view the contents of this type of PDS file using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.