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PISKEL File Extension

Piskel Sprite Format

What is PISKEL file?

Full format name of files that use PISKEL extension is Piskel Sprite Format. Files with PISKEL extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PISKEL file format, along with 522 other file formats, belongs to the Raster Image Files category. The most popular software that supports PISKEL files is Piskel. Piskel software was developed by Julian Descottes, and on its official website you may find more information about PISKEL files or the Piskel software program.

Programs which support PISKEL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PISKEL files. PISKEL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PISKEL file

Windows Windows

Updated: 01/25/2022

How to open file with PISKEL extension?

Problems with accessing PISKEL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PISKEL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PISKEL files.

Step 1. Install Piskel software

Install software to open PISKEL file Problems with opening and working with PISKEL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PISKEL files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Piskel. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Piskel installed is by going to developer’s website (Julian Descottes) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Piskel

Update software that support file extension PISKELIf the problems with opening PISKEL files still occur even after installing Piskel, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Piskel is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Piskel cannot handle files with PISKEL may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Piskel is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PISKEL files to Piskel

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PISKEL files with latest version of Piskel you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with PISKEL file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the PISKEL file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Piskel is installed, check the Always use this app to open PISKEL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PISKEL file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PISKEL extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Piskel and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PISKEL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the PISKEL file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PISKEL file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check PISKEL file for viruses
1. Check the PISKEL file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PISKEL file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the PISKEL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. PISKEL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the PISKEL file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the PISKEL file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with PISKEL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Piskel Sprite Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Piskel

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PISKEL files. Close all running programs and try opening the PISKEL file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Piskel Sprite Format file. It may be the case that the PISKEL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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