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

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .pse extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .pse file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PSE file?

The .PSE file extension is Photoshop Elements Photo Project. This file extension was developed by Adobe Systems. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a raster related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PSE file?

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

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

To open the .pse file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PSE 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. 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PSE file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pse file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PSE 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PSE file?

If you cannot open the .PSE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PSE file.psess – Microsoft, .pset – Adobe Systems, .psf – Adobe Systems, .psf – ArcSoft, .psf – Hewlett-Packard. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

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