Procreate Handbook

Version 5X

File Types

In Procreate, you can import and export work across a wide variety of image formats - because nothing should limit your creativity.

Procreate Format

Every artwork you make in Procreate is stored in the unique .procreate file format on your iPad.

Using Procreate's native file format has several benefits.

  • Your artwork loads faster, and takes up less space on your iPad.
  • Your .procreate files are easy to share with other Procreate artists.
  • Your progress is automatically saved in Procreate while you draw, so you never need to worry about saving while you work.
  • Best of all, the .procreate file format stores video data inside your image file, so you can view and share the Time-lapse Replay of the creation of your piece.

Procreate can also open and save files in many other popular formats.

Supported File Types

Procreate supports most major image formats.

File Types for Import

You can import files in the following formats:

  • .procreate
  • PSD
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • TIFF
  • GIF

File Types for Export

You can share your artwork in all the formats listed above, plus Animated GIF, Animated PNG, and Animated MP4.

Pro Tip

When Procreate imports an Adobe® Photoshop® document (PSD), it preserves locked layers, layer grounds, compatible filters and layer blend modes, and it can rasterize and import vector and text layers.

Learn more about Animation.