PCD (Photo CD)

The PCD Raster image file format

The PCD file format is the standard format for storing images on a photo CD created by scanning images using the Kodak Photo scanning hardware. Those PCD files are afterwards used to create Photo CDs.

Technical details of PCD files

Photo CD images are generally scanned in a 3072x2048 pixels resolution, but can also be stored at a resolution of 6144 x 4096 using Kodak's Pro Photo CD service. Both of these resolution sizes utilise 24-bit color. PCD images us an encoding based on gamma transformed YCC coding.

More information about the PCD file format

File extension .pcd
File category Raster image
Example file Download example.pcd file (4.8 MiB)
Associated programs ACD Systems Canvas 15
Corel PaintShop Pro X6
Apache OpenOffice
Corel WordPerfect Office X7
ACD Systems ACDSee 17
Useful links Learn more about PCD files on Kodak photo CDs
Developer Kodak