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    *.PPD Graphics Files

    What graphics file format ends with extension PPD, and what will read it? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    Someone has sent me photos in this format, and I'm guessing they require a proprietary viewer which came with the CD ROM that the film processor provided. I found PPD files in the Lounge and on the net as "Postscript Printer Driver", but don't see how they could be used to view these files, and IrfanView doesn't mention this format. Someone mentioned Adobe Photoshop as a possibility, but I don't have that, and Adobe Acrobat Reader doesn't know what to do with them. <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>
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    Re: *.PPD Graphics Files

    According to this page at Adobe:

    PPD Files: Adobe
    This archive contains PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files that PostScript printer drivers use to print to PostScript devices from Macintosh and Macintosh-compatible computers.

    (Edited to give a more practical URL)

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    Re: *.PPD Graphics Files

    ... and I probably want to go here for the HP Driver for Windows.

    But Leif, I'm missing something elementary ... what does a printer driver have to do with viewing graphics files on screen?
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    Re: *.PPD Graphics Files

    I think the connection with Adobe is that you would use the .pdd file in conjunction with Adobe Distiller to create a .pdf.

    However, came across this little freebie searching Google for "convert pdd" : Picolo - sounds like it may do the job.

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    Re: *.PPD Graphics Files

    I couldn't find the actual Picolo application at that URL, but it's here at eKonnect.

    Thanks Leif, you obviously have been searching hard (much harder than I) to help me out on this one. I'll check these out this evening (files are home on the Bride's PC).

    So now I have to learn what the Adbobe Distiller is? Am I going to be <!post=hung over,164228>hung over<!/post> in the morning? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: *.PPD Graphics Files

    Oops, are we confusing PDD and PPD?
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    Re: *.PPD Graphics Files

    Ummm . . . <img src=/S/woops.gif border=0 alt=woops width=58 height=36> . . . sorry, I did get my p's and d's mixed up.

    Distiller comes as part of the basic Acrobat Editor package - you can get some free conversions done at Adobe.

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    Re: *.PPD Graphics Files

    It is as follows ".PDD Adobe PhotoDeluxe Image [XnView] " from http://filext.com/wholelist.htm

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: *.PPD Graphics Files

    PDD is the proprietary extension for files associated w/ PhotoDeluxe Home & Business versions that come bundled w/ Yamaha CD-RW, Umax/Astra scanner, & Fuji FinePix Viewer software.

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    Re: *.PPD Graphics Files

    My copy came with my Epson 1640 Photo Scanner <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>

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    Very Embarrassed Apology

    My turn ... <img src=/S/woops.gif border=0 alt=woops width=58 height=36>

    I don't know how much groveling this calls for, but the files I was looking to view in my OP were in fact PDD, not PPD. If it's any consolation I wasted nearly as much time looking for the wrong file types as you did Leif. Please forgive me.
    <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/bagged.gif border=0 alt=bagged width=22 height=22>

    And Dave and Bruce had it right; they are PhotoShop Deluxe V3+ files.
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    Re: Very Embarrassed Apology

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> - No problem.

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