PSID File Extension

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PostScript Image Data Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    3 (1 votes)

What is PSID file?

PSID filename suffix is mostly used for PostScript Image Data Format files. PostScript Image Data Format specification was created by Adobe Systems. PSID file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with PSID extension are categorized as Vector Image Files files. The Vector Image Files subset comprises 129 various file formats. Adobe Illustrator supports PSID files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 5 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Adobe Systems Incorporated developer not only will you find detailed information about theAdobe Illustrator software, but also about PSID and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PSID file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PSID files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with PSID suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support PSID file

How to open file with PSID extension?

Being unable to open files with PSID extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with PSID files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PSID files.

Step 1. Install Adobe Illustrator software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PSID files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe Illustrator or one to the listed programs: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Adobe Illustrator installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Adobe Illustrator to the latest version

You still cannot access PSID files although Adobe Illustrator is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Adobe Illustrator cannot handle files with PSID may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Adobe Illustrator is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Adobe Illustrator to PSID files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PSID files with latest version of Adobe Illustrator you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PSID file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe Illustrator is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PSID files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PSID extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PSID extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PSID is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PSID file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the PSID file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the PSID is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the PSID file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PSID file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with PSID extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the PSID file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the PSID file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the PostScript Image Data Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Adobe Illustrator

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PSID files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with PostScript Image Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the PSID files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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