Preview PSD File Without Adobe Photoshop

Posted on July 6, 2009. Filed under: Computer, Freebies, Windows/7 | Tags: , , , , |

If you want to know what is PSD and how to preview PSD file? then read this..

      PSD is Photoshop’s native file format, sometimes it’s called PDD. PSD or PDD is a widely accepted file format. PSD supports all available image modes (Bitmap, Grayscale, Duotone, Indexed Color, RGB, CMYK, Lab, and Multichannel).

   The PSD format is extremely useful as it can support duotones, clipping paths and channels. Moreover, PSD offers a unique feature – it supports layers while every other format must be flattened on export. Any program that supports PSDs directly can then leverage this layer information. Saving as layered images is quite handy as it allows to edit different parts of an image at a later date far easier.





   To see and edit PSD file you need Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is surely expensive and not everyone has a copy installed onto there system. So, if you have received any PSD file then these are associated with Adobe Photoshop program. You will have a hard time editing any of the psd file without Adobe program.



       Anyway if you want to Preview PSD file then here is a nice little addon I found on net which allows you to have a glimpse of the PSD file in thumbnail view. PSD file viewer not only opens PSD file but also EPS file from your windows explorer (PS+Ai Thumbs).

Download PS+Ai Thumbs



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