PCD - Photo CD

What is a PCD file

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.

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.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open PCD documents:

  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X6
  • Apache OpenOffice
  • Corel WordPerfect Office X7
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
Extension PCD
MIME type image/pcd
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