Files with the file extension PSF can be associated with multiple programs and applications. PSF files can originate from Photoshop, PhotoStudio, HP-UX Software, AutoCAD, SPI Proxy, and a variety of different gaming applications. PSF files contain data related to the program or application which created them.
PSF files which are related to Adobe Photoshop are proof settings files that store colors for images created with Photoshop. The color settings provide you with a preview of how the image will look once you print it out.
If the PSF file extension is related to ArcSoft PhotoStudio, the file will contain bitmap image elements, such as text, layer settings, shapes, and other information which pertains to bitmap images. The PSF extension is also related to the JPG extension and sometimes can be opened using a variety of different image editing applications.
PSF files associated with HP-UX are text file types that define the attributes for file sets associated with HP-UX software products. The files are related to more than one software package under the Hewlett Packard label.
If the PSF file was created by AutoCAD, the file will contain font information which acts as a substitute when the CAD drawing is exported to a PostScript file. The data in a PSF will also allow CAD drawing creators to customize font styles in a document.
PSF files related to SPI Proxy contain data responsible for organizing logs which monitor server traffic. SPI Proxy is a proxy server and the PSF files are part of the SPI Dynamics Webinspect Toolkit.
PSF files can also be associated with Sony PlayStation, GameBoy, Saturn, and Dreamcast gaming programs. This type of PSF file is an audio file which allows you to use older sound formats with new gaming applications.
How to Open PSF Files
Since PSF files can be linked with many different programs and applications, double click on them to see if they automatically open in a default application associated with it. If the PSF file was created on your PC, chances are you have the appropriate program installed for opening it.
Photoshop PSF file extension can be opened using Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. Both programs are compatible with Windows and Mac OS X. This type of PSF file is located in the Application Data folder under Adobe and can be a hidden file type.
If the PSF file is created by PhotoStudio, you can open it using ArcSoft Photostudio 6, which is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X, or you can use ArcSoft PhotoImpression, which is compatible with Windows only. This type of PSF file can also be opened by changing the PSF extension to JPG to allow the file to be viewed and edited in Adobe Photoshop.
PSF files related to HP-UX software can be opened using Hewlett Packard Software Distributor, which is compatible with the Linux operating system. This type of PSF file is typically used with Linux to monitor proxy server traffic.
AutoCAD PSF files can be opened and edited using Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 with the Windows operating system. This will allow you to view the file content and work with the engineering design features.
PSF output files associated with SPI Proxy should be opened using SPI Dynamics Webinspect Toolkit. This is a proxy server tool with a proprietary format that can only be read with SPI software.
If a PSF (Portable Sound Format) file was created by gaming applications as described earlier, you can open it using Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 with the Highly Experimental plugin or XMPlay. These programs are compatible with the Windows operating system. For Mac OS X, you can open PSF audio files using Audio Overload, which also works with the Linux operating system.