You are probably already familiar with the .psd extension, if you work with Photoshop.
But what is a file that has a .psb extension? How do you work with it?
It is an Adobe Photoshop Large Document file or in other words Photoshop Big file. This format is almost identical to the PSD format. The main difference is that the .psb extension is for large files, which could mean image dimensions or overall size.
Want more specific information about the difference between PSB and PSD file sizes? PSD files are limited in size to 2 GB and image dimensions are 30,000 pixels.
PSB files can be over 4.2 billion GB with image dimensions of up to 300,000 pixels.
Where is PSB format used? You can find the .PSB file extension in PowerDivX Subtitles. PowerDivX multimedia player uses this format as a text file for saving subtitles.
Do not get it confused with when PSB is used with something not related to a file format. For example, PSB could be an abbreviation for different things like PlayStation Blog, public service broadcasting, program specification block, and others.
How to Open, Convert and Edit Large PSB Files
You can open files with the .psb extension using Adobe Photoshop. Check how your computer is set to open .psb files by default. If it's the wrong application, you can change this in your system.
Also, Adobe Photoshop is the best tool for converting large PSB files to another format that you might need. You can convert PSB files to the following formats: PSD, JPG, PNG, EPS, GIF, and others.
Another way to convert PSB files is by using a free file converter, such as Go2Convert. This free file converter will help convert large files with the .psb extension to a wider variety of formats than with Adobe Photoshop. For example, you can get PDF, TGA, TIFF, and other similar file formats. Nice feature: you can also resize the PSB file before converting.
But there is one big disadvantage - free upload file size is limited. Plus, it takes a lot of time depending on your file size, because the process of uploading and downloading a really big file could take a while.
By the way, any type of text editor can open PSB subtitle files because those are just text files. But software like VLC is needed for displaying the subtitles while the video is running. To add PSB subtitle files: go to VLC's Subtitle, then Add Subtitle File and open the PSB subtitle file.
How to Send Large PSB Files Over the Internet
Best way to send large PSB files is to use an online file-sharing service like FileWhopper.
The service is worth checking out, as you aren’t required to buy any monthly subscription plan. And you can send a file or folder of any size at once. No other service can offer something like this. With FileWhopper you will get secure PSB file transfer without losing any data. Just pay a one time fee and transfer large PSB files quickly and safely.