What is a .PFR File And How To Open It – Corel (Guide)


Have you downloaded a file with .pfr extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .pfr file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .PFR file?

The file extension .PFR stands for Paint Shop Pro Picture Frame File. This file extension belongs to the developer Corel. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .pfr file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PFR file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .PFR file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PFR file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .pfr file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Corel PaintShop Pro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Corel PaintShop Pro.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PFR file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel PaintShop Pro software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PFR file?

If you cannot open the .PFR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PFR file.pfr – Bitstream. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PFR file with the Corel PaintShop Pro program on Windows.