A free program that allows users to view and interact with PSD (Photoshop) files
Windows XP / Windows 2003 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 8
PSD Viewer is a free software to view Adobe Photoshop's project files that have the PSD extension.
PSD File Viewing and Editing Made Easy
PSD files are Adobe Photoshop’s default format for storing project information. Photoshop is an image editing software. Images used in book covers, magazines and advertisements are often created from multiple sources. The source images are layered on top of one another to create the desired effect. The final result is compressed into a single image.
However, designers need to keep the source images in separate layers in a project file, so they can edit them later. They also need to store the images in lossless original formats to maintain the quality of the images. Adobe Photoshop achieves these goals with PSD format. Designers can use the PSD files to edit the results. For example, a designer can get rid of a layer or edit the shading or color of a particular layer or object.
The Adobe Photoshop is an expensive application. The licenses are costly. That’s why the free PSD Viewer is a great help. Users can open their PSD files and run some common tasks.
PSD Viewer is a small program. It doesn’t have the functionalities of a full-fledged Adobe Photoshop. It supports resizing of PSD images. It can also convert and save the images into JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, and other formats. The user interface is intuitive and easy-to-use.
PSD Viewer cannot replace Adobe Photoshop. It’s editing capabilities are limited to open, rotate, zoom, resize, convert and save. But that’s enough to get small edits done. When users don’t have access to Adobe Photoshop, PSD Viewer can be a lifesaver.