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Microsoft Publisher document file definition and 6 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension pub is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Default file extension for .pub file type:
Microsoft Publisher document file
PUB suffix is related to Microsoft Publisher and used for specialized documents created in the program. Microsoft Publisher is part of Microsoft Office.
Programs
that open pub files:
Adobe InDesign (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe InDesign for Mac (Apple OS X)
CorelDraw Graphics Suite (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Office (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Publisher (Microsoft Windows)
OpenOffice.org (multiplatform software)
PageZephyr (Apple OS X)
PUB2ID (Publisher to InDesign) (Microsoft Windows)
PUB2ID (Publisher to InDesign) for Mac (Apple OS X)
PubOOo (multiplatform software)

 

file type 2 description:
NeoBook NBW publication source file
Source file used by NeoBook
Programs
that open pub files:
NeoBook (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 3 description:
Print Perfect Gold template
Template file used by Print Perfect.
Programs
that open pub files:
Print Perfect (Microsoft Windows)

 

 file type 4 description:
Public key for Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
Public key used by PGP (Pretty Good Privacy).
Programs
that open pub files:
Pretty Good Privacy (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 5 description:
Publication document file
The PUB file extension is related to publication document files that were used in the past or are still used by page layout applications, such as PageMaker, Ventura Publisher or 1st Publisher.
Programs
that open pub files:
Adobe Pagemaker (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Pagemaker for Mac (Apple OS X)
Ventura Publisher (MS-DOS)

 

file type 6 description:
The Sims family data game file
File extension used by computer game The Sims.
Programs
that open pub files:
The Sims (Microsoft Windows)

Portable Network Graphic file definition and 4 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension png is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Default file extension for .png file type:
Portable Network Graphic file
The PNG file extension is commonly used for images in Portable Network Graphics file format.

PNG is a bitmap graphics format similar to GIF, that uses image compression mainly for web purposes. PNG is a lossless format with 16.7 million colors, index color, grayscale, true color, transparency and also is streamable, which makes it superior to GIF.

The format was approved as a standard by the WWW consortium to replace GIF, because GIF is using a patented data compression algorithm called LZW. In contrast, PNG is completely patent- and license-free.

Originally only Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer supported PNG file format, but today every web browser can read the format correctly.

MIME: image/png, image/x-png, application/png, application/x-png

Programs
that open png files:
Ability Photopaint (Microsoft Windows)
ACDSee Photo Manager (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Creative Suite (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Fireworks (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Fireworks for Mac (Apple OS X)
Adobe Illustrator (Microsoft Windows)
Artweaver (Microsoft Windows)
Axialis IconWorkshop (Microsoft Windows)
Corel Presentations (Microsoft Windows)
FastPictureViewer Professional (Microsoft Windows)
FastStone Image Viewer (Microsoft Windows)
Flare for Mac (Apple OS X)
FormatFactory (Microsoft Windows)
Free PDF Converter (Microsoft Windows)
IcoFX (Microsoft Windows)
IrfanView (Microsoft Windows)
LibreOffice Draw (multiplatform software)
Microsoft Expression Design (Microsoft Windows)
Nero Multimedia Suite (Microsoft Windows)
Paint.NET (multiplatform software)
PhotoOnWeb (Microsoft Windows)
Preview (Apple OS X)
PrimoOnline (Microsoft Windows)
Windows Live Photo Gallery (Microsoft Windows)
XnView (multiplatform software)

 

file type 2 description:
Adobe Fireworks proprietary PNG file
The PNG file extension is associated with Adobe Fireworks. Firework's PNGs are based on the Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format, but contain additional proprietary metadata which only Adobe applications can read.

This version of PNG is solely opened only in Adobe Fireworks.

Programs
that open png files:
Adobe Fireworks (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Fireworks for Mac (Apple OS X)
Adobe Flash Catalyst (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Flash Catalyst for Mac (Apple OS X)

 

file type 3 description:
Corel PaintShop Photo Pro browser catalogue
The PNG file extension is associated with Corel Paint Shop Pro, an advanced photo-editing software, developed and sold by Corel Corporation.

The .png files contain browser catalogues.

Programs
that open png files:
Corel PaintShop Pro (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 4 description:
Spore creature file
File extension used by computer game Spore.
Programs
that open png files:
Spore (Microsoft Windows

Generally printer output file definition and 7 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension prn is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Default file extension for .prn file type:
Generally printer output file
PRN file is a special type of file which contains instructions for a printer, it tells the printer what to print on the page and where as well as which paper tray to use, what the paper size is and a number of other controls.

PRN files are usually created automatically by a printer driver. In fact this is the primary purpose of the printer driver, to translate the generic output from an application such as Word or Notepad into something the printer can understand and interpret.

Applications used .prn printer output files:

  • DataCAD
  • XYWrite
Programs
that open prn files:
Canvas (Apple OS X)
DataCAD (Microsoft Windows)
FastPrint (Microsoft Windows)
gedit (Linux)
Microsoft Windows NotePad (Microsoft Windows)
NotePad++ text editor (Microsoft Windows)
TextEdit (Apple OS X)

 

file type 2 description:
Calcomp Raster graphics file
The PRN file extension is used for raster graphic files, used in Calcomp  plotters and digitizers. Seems like very old graphic file format, probably no longer used. Calcomp shut down all of its operations in 1999.

A .prn file is a bitmap in black and white, or 4bit CMYK.

 

file type 3 description:
DataFlex graphic device driver
The PRN file extension is associated with DataFlex. In 2.x versions of DataFlex, .prn files contain graphic device driver data. Some .prn files can also be debugging output from the compiler.
Programs
that open prn files:
DataFlex (Linux)

 

file type 4 description:
HP Printer Control Language file
The PRN file extension is associated with the Hewlett-Packard PCL printer control language created to provide an economical and efficient way for application programs to control a range of printer features across a number of printing devices. The .prn file contains graphic file stores in the  HP Printer Control Language file format.
Programs
that open prn files:
XnView (multiplatform software)

 

file type 5 description:
Lotus 1-2-3 formatted text file
The PRN file extension is associated with the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet application popular in 80's and 90's developed by the International Business Machines (IBM). The .prn file contains Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet stored in simple text format. The .prn files are used to export Lotus 1-2-3 data to other applications, such as Microsoft Excel.
Programs
that open prn files:
Lotus 1-2-3 (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Excel (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Excel for Mac (Apple OS X)

 

file type 6 description:
PostScript file
The PRN file extension is associated with the PostScript graphic programming language developed by Adobe. PostScript is primarily designed to present publication-quality text. A PostScript file consists of a set of images of pages. These pages can include graphics, or in fact consist entirely of graphics.

As a graphic language, PostScript is basically vector-based rather than bit-mapped. Thus, it's easy to draw a square or a star, or even a filled polygonal region. But it's rather unnatural, in PostScript, to define a rectangular region in which every pixel has an assigned color. If a highly detailed bit-map image is needed, it is often computed in another format, such as GIF, and then "imported" into the PostScript file.

Programs
that open prn files:
Ghostscript (multiplatform software)

 

file type 7 description:
SmartWare report printed to disk file
The PRN file extension is associated with the SmartWare programming platform that uses Faircom database engine also including word processor, spreadsheet editor and communication modules. The .prn file contains text printed to file stored on hard disk.
Programs
that open prn files:
SmartWare (Microsoft Windows)

Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 Presentation file definition and 3 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension ppt is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Default file extension for .ppt file type:
Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 Presentation file
PPT file suffix is related to presentations created in Microsoft PowerPoint. Commonly used file format.
Programs
that open ppt files:
Ability Draw (Microsoft Windows)
Ability Presentation (Microsoft Windows)
Ashampoo Office (Microsoft Windows)
Corel Presentations (Microsoft Windows)
doPDF Free PDF Converter (Microsoft Windows)
eOffice (Blackberry)
Free PDF Converter (Microsoft Windows)
IBM Lotus Symphony (multiplatform software)
LibreOffice Impress (multiplatform software)
Microsoft Office (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Office for Mac (Apple OS X)
Microsoft Office Mobile (Windows Mobile)
Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac (Apple OS X)
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (Microsoft Windows)
Office Regenerator (Microsoft Windows)
OfficeSuite (Nokia Symbian)
OfficeSuite Professional (Google Android)
OfficeSuite Viewer (Google Android)
OpenOffice.org (multiplatform software)
PowerPoint Regenerator (Microsoft Windows)
PrimoOnline (Microsoft Windows)
SoftMaker Office (Microsoft Windows)
SoftMaker Office for Windows Mobile (Windows Mobile)
SoftMaker Presentations (Microsoft Windows)
USB Flash Drive for iOS (iOS)
XnView (multiplatform software)

 

 file type 2 description:
BIFF file
This is a simple archive format, used both to simplify organization of the files, as well as to group together entire areas.
Programs
that open ppt files:
Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 3 description:
Sony Playstation Portable texture file
PPT file suffix is associated with applications and games for Sony Playstation Portable. Texture file.

 

PHP script or page definition and 4 other file types and linked programs information.

File extension php is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Default file extension for .php file type:
PHP script or page
PHP file suffix is related to web pages written in PHP language, commonly found and used on internet.
Programs
that open php files:
Adobe Contribute (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Creative Suite (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Creative Suite for Mac (Apple OS X)
Adobe Dreamweaver (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac (Apple OS X)
gedit (Linux)
Microsoft Expression Web (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Windows NotePad (Microsoft Windows)
ModelBaker (Apple OS X)
NotePad++ text editor (Microsoft Windows)
PHP (Hypertext PreProcessor) (multiplatform software)
PHP Development tools (Microsoft Windows)
PHPEdit (Microsoft Windows)
TextEdit (Apple OS X)
Zend Studio (Microsoft Windows)
Zend Studio for Mac (Apple OS X)

 

file type 2 description:
Callisto PhotoParade slideshow
File contains slideshows created by PhotoParade.
Programs
that open php files:
XnView (multiplatform software)
Zend Studio for Linux (Linux)

 

file type 3 description:
CreataCard quick prints project file
The PHP file extension is used by CreataCard for its saved quick print project files.
Programs
that open php files:
CreataCard (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 4 description:
Microsoft Picture It! publishing project file
Publishing project created by Microsoft Picture It!.
Programs
that open php files:
Microsoft Picture It! (Microsoft Windows)

 

 

Adobe Photoshop graphics file definition and 2 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension psd

It is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Default file extension for .psd file type:
Adobe Photoshop graphics file
The .PSD (Photoshop Document), Photoshop's native format, stores an image with support for most imaging options available in Photoshop. These include layers with masks, color spaces, ICC profiles, transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, clipping paths, and duotone settings. This is in contrast to many other file formats (e.g. .EPS or .GIF) that restrict content to provide streamlined, predictable functionality. PSD format is limited to a maximum height and width of 30,000 pixels.
Programs
that open psd files:
Ability Photopaint (Microsoft Windows)
ACDSee Photo Manager (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Creative Suite (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Creative Suite for Mac (Apple OS X)
Adobe Fireworks (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Fireworks for Mac (Apple OS X)
Adobe Flash Catalyst (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Flash Catalyst for Mac (Apple OS X)
Adobe Illustrator (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Photoshop (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Photoshop Elements (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Photoshop for Mac (Apple OS X)
Advanced PSD Repair (Microsoft Windows)
Artweaver (Microsoft Windows)
Axialis IconWorkshop (Microsoft Windows)
Corel Presentations (Microsoft Windows)
CorelDraw Graphics Suite (Microsoft Windows)
FastPictureViewer Professional (Microsoft Windows)
FastStone Image Viewer (Microsoft Windows)
GIMP (multiplatform software)
Microsoft Expression Design (Microsoft Windows)
OpenOffice.org Draw (multiplatform software)
Paint.NET (multiplatform software)
Preview (Apple OS X)
PrimoOnline (Microsoft Windows)
XnView (multiplatform software)

 

file type 2 description:
DESIGN II for Microsoft Windows general flowsheet
File extension used by DESIGN II specialised software.
Programs
that open psd files:
DESIGN II (Microsoft Windows)

 

How to open PSD Files

Those who work with image editing applications know that they need Photoshop to work at ease. It is true that online there are free alternatives to edit your photos, but the problem comes when someone sends you a file with a .PSD extension. Do not be scared if this is the case, it is not a virus but the specific format of the Adobe photo processing tool.

If you do not have the corresponding software we will show you how you can open and work .PSD files from the Internet.

Photopea

More than one would like to learn some Photoshop to remove those years of more or else do a little hooligan by modifying a photo. But those looking for a free alternative that allows them to work with .PSD files have it easy with the online tool Photopea.

Just open it you will find an interface very similar to the Adobe program. If you are a veteran or have worked with the previous versions of the software, it will not take long to get the controls, which are very simple and clear. All you need to do is open a file and import the PSD to edit it from the network. The best thing about this free tool is that it allows you to use keyboard shortcuts such as ctrl + alt + z to redo or ctrl + Z to undo, but in contrast you can not create texts to your liking. Being an Internet tool does not have all the fonts or brushes (if you had them) to create the texts you want.

If you think about it, it's not that bad either. Once you finish with the Photoshop file you can export the image in a readable format to work with it. You can open it with another program that you have installed, such as Word or PowerPoint, and add the sentences you are missing with the style that you like the most.

 

Other alternatives to edit images

Now that you know Photopea, you just need to get down to work to learn how to edit photos. In addition, you just need a little practice and fretting you will get to do with the basic parameters of the program. Best of all, all the programs share the same categories and only change the interface slightly, so it will not be difficult to get used to them.

 

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 Open XML presentation file definition and linked programs information.

 

File extension pptx is used by following file type(s):

file type description:
Default file extension for .pptx file type:
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 Open XML presentation file
PPTX file suffix is related to popular presentations created in Microsoft PowerPoint, program for creating slide shows that is part of Microsoft Office.
Programs
that open pptx files:
Ability Presentation (Microsoft Windows)
Advanced MS Office PPTX Recovery Tool (Microsoft Windows)
Corel Presentations (Microsoft Windows)
doPDF Free PDF Converter (Microsoft Windows)
eOffice (Blackberry)
Free PDF Converter (Microsoft Windows)
IBM Lotus Symphony (multiplatform software)
LibreOffice Impress (multiplatform software)
Microsoft Office (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Office for Mac (Apple OS X)
Microsoft Office Mobile (Windows Mobile)
Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (Microsoft Windows)
Office Regenerator (Microsoft Windows)
OfficeSuite Viewer (Google Android)
OpenOffice.org (multiplatform software)
PowerPoint Regenerator (Microsoft Windows)
SkyDrive for iOS (iOS)
SkyDrive for Mac (Apple OS X)
SkyDrive for Windows (Microsoft Windows)
SkyDrive for Windows Phone
SoftMaker Office for Windows Mobile (Windows Mobile)
USB Flash Drive for iOS (iOS)

 

iWork Pages document file definition and linked programs information.

This format, for which you do not know, is the equivalent of Word for Mac. It is part of the Apple iWork office suite, and has a very basic problem: you can not open a it in Word for Windows. Why? Because Apple and Microsoft are so playful.

 

File extension pages

is used by following type(s):

type description:
Default file extension for .pages type:
iWork document 
This suffix is related to iWork documents, openable solely in Apple iWork.
Programs
that open these files:
iWork (Apple OS X)
iWork Pages (Apple OS X)
Pages for iOS (iOS)
USB Flash Drive for iOS (iOS)
ZAMZAR - Free Online Conversion (multiplatform software)

 

To open it in Windows, you only need one thing: a file-sharing compressor, such as WinRAR, 7Zip or WinZip, whichever you like the most, are all free. If you already have it installed, we continue.

All you have to do is take the file, which will be something like "xxxx.pages", and change the extension (right click and then "Rename"). You only have to delete the suffix and put ".zip" instead -without the quotes-, in such a way that "xxxx.zip" would remain.

When we change it, it will automatically become a .zip compressed , which we can open without any problem with the compressor we have downloaded before. And what will we have inside? Well, among many useless things we will have a .PDF that contains the text that was in the page document, and we can open it and read it without any problem.

You can read that PDF from any operating system. As PDF that is, editing it is somewhat more complicated, like converting it to Word -without going through third-party websites, of course-, but at least you can read it and it will get you out of a punctual hurry.

 

Open PAGES extension without iwork

iWork is an office software package that Apple sells for its Mac and iPad computers. It was presented in 2005 and for January 2009 iWork '09 was launched. This includes Pages, Keynote and Numbers: programs for word processing, presentations and spreadsheets. It saves the documents with the default suffix ".pages". To date there are no other word processing programs that can open this file, however, the program also includes a PDF in each document. PC and Mac do not need iWork to open the PDF and access the text of the .pages document.

  • Save it on your computer's desktop.
  • Click on the file and change the extension  to ".zip". On a Mac you can also right click on it and select "Get information". Change it in the "Name and Extension" field of the information window and close it at the end.
  • Double-click on the "zip" to unzip it. This will create a folder on the desktop with the same name as the original file.
  • Double-click on the new folder to open it. Inside the folder you will see another folder called "QuickLook".
  • Double-click on the "QuickLook" folder. Inside it you will see a PDF  with the same name as the original.
  • Open the PDF in any software that reads PDF to view the .pages document.

Partial download file definition and 2 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension part is used by following file type(s):

Type 1 description:
Default file extension for .part file type:
Partial download file
PART file suffix is usually related to downloads from internet that are not yet finished. When the download is finished, the original suffix will be restored.
Programs
that open part files:
eMule Plus (Microsoft Windows)
Firefox (Microsoft Windows)
Firefox for Linux (Linux)
Firefox for Mac (Apple OS X)
FlashGet (Microsoft Windows)
Free Download Manager (Microsoft Windows)
Go!Zilla (Microsoft Windows)

 

Type 2 description:
PTC Pro/Engineer Part file
The PART file extension was used by Pro/Engineer program for files that contained data about mechanical parts used in project. Pro/Engineer was replaced by Creo/Parametric software.

MIME: application/pro_eng

Programs
that open part files:
Pro/Engineer (multiplatform software)