File Extension GRD

  • Full name
    Adobe Photoshop Image Ready Gradient Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a GRD file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a GRD file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your GRD file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension GRD marks gradient files, ie gradient files of the image editing software Adobe Photoshop. Grd files contain color value information and settings such as gradient type (linear, radial). It can also contain entire collections of color gradients.

Gradients can be applied to shapes or image areas and are automatically adapted to the respective size. In order to use a downloaded GRD file, you can set the drop-down menu to color gradients and load GRD files under 'Edit-> Preferences Manager'.

Usually GRD files are stored under 'Preferences / Gradients' in the Photoshop main directory. For example, gradients are automatically displayed when using the Gradient tool.

Programs which can open a GRD file

How to open a GRD file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the GRD file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a GRD file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support GRD files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a GRD file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all GRD files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with GRD there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the GRD file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the GRD file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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