What is a .PSA File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .psa extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .psa file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .PSA file?

The file extension .PSA comes from Photoshop Album Catalog File. The developer of this file extension is Adobe Systems. The file has the binary format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .psa file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .PSA file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .psa file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PSA 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PSA file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PSA 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PSA file?

If you are still unable to open the .PSA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PSA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .psa – Epic Games, .psa – Parallels. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PSA file with the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 program on Windows and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 program on Mac.