File Extension PCD

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    Kodak Picture CD Multiresolution Image
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Have you encountered a problem with a PCD 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 PCD file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PCD file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is PCD file?

Files ending in PCD contain bitmap images in Kodak Photo CD format. This format was developed by Kodak as an extension of the CD-ROM standard to store digital images on CD.

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The format uses a proprietary compression method and supports various resolutions. The format is designed so that the CD can contain a picture in several resolutions. From the preview image with 128x128 pixels up to the professional archive image with 4096x6144.

Many programs support the image format, but many are subject to restrictions. For example, some may not read an image in all resolutions, or have trouble using color profiles correctly.

The Kodak Photo CD has since been replaced by the Kodak Picture CD.

Programs which can open a PCD file

How to open file with PCD extension?

In order to open a file with PCD extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening PCD file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with PCD files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Photoshop or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening PCD files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support PCD files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of PCD files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Photoshop as the default program for opening PCD files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate PCD files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with PCD files

Sometimes problems with opening PCD files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • PCD files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open PCD files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • PCD file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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