PaintShop Pro

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File Format
Name PaintShop Pro
Extension(s) .psp, .pspimage, .jbr, .pspbrush, .jsl, .pfr, .tub, others
PRONOM fmt/349, others
Wikidata ID Q51034765, others
Released 1990

PaintShop Pro has been a fairly popular commercial graphic program since the 1990s. Originally released as "Paint Shop" by JASC Software, it soon became PaintShop Pro (with "PaintShop" officially written as one CamelCased word, though it's often written unofficially as two words). In 2004, it was acquired by Corel.

Many standard graphic formats including GIF, JPEG, and PNG are supported, but there is also a native PaintShop Pro format. These files, stored in a format allowing the preservation of the distinct layers of a PSP image for editing, are normally found with the extension .psp (or sometimes .pspimage in later versions), but some other specialized image types with other extensions are also used.

See also PaintShop Pro Browser Cache.



File extensions

  • .psp is the traditional extension used for PaintShop Pro native-format images.
  • .pspimage is used in some later versions of PSP (X4+) for images (previously stored in .psp files).
  • .jbr is used for brushes.
  • .pspbrush is used by some PSP versions for brushes.
  • .jsl is used for shape files.
  • .pfr is used for frame files.
  • .tub is used for picture tube graphics files (objects which can be placed into images).

PRONOM and Wikidata

Software Version File Format Version Hex Value PRONOM Wikidata
Paint Shop Pro Image Q28206822
Paint Shop Pro 5 3.0 03 x-fmt/233 Q48623521
Paint Shop Pro 6 4.00 04 x-fmt/377 Q52834540
Paint Shop Pro 7 5.0 05 x-fmt/234 Q48623760
Paint Shop Pro 8 6.0 06 x-fmt/297 Q52060012
Paint Shop Pro 9 7 07 x-fmt/298 Q52060199
Paint Shop Pro 10 8 08 x-fmt/376 Q52830687
Paint Shop Pro 11 9 09 fmt/348 Q51034568
Paint Shop Pro 12-X3 10 0A fmt/349 Q51034765
Paint Shop Pro X4-X7 12 0C
Paint Shop Pro X8-2021 13 0D
Paint Shop Pro 2022 14 0E
Paint Shop Pro 2023 15 0F
PaintShopPro Browser Cache File fmt/217 Q28205588

File format specs


Sample files

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