This article will show you how to open and edit .psd (Photoshop Document) files without spending hundreds of dollars on buying Adobe Photoshop!
GIMP – Free Photoshop Alternative
For those that are not familiar with GIMP, it is a 100% free, open-source photo editing software that is very powerful. Some uses are: resizing, editing, and cropping photos, combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create basic animated images in the GIF format. And of course, you can open and edit your photoshop .PSD files! GIMP is available for Windows, Linux/Unix, and Mac OS.
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GIMP- Error loading PSD file: Unsupported color mode: CMYK
I had already installed GIMP, just didn’t know PSD was not Photoshop’s own file type. Thanks anyways.
Thank you, I looked for this!
Same issue as…
“sk on May 11th, 2012 at 1:33 am
GIMP- Error loading PSD file: Unsupported color mode: CMYK”
You might try krita, it will open psd files
I ended up using a plugin for paint.net, doesn’t give any additional features but allows the opening of psd files so it worked for the small change I had to make. Easy to follow instructions.
Would be glad to have your software
to enable me open PSD files.
Thanks for your help and kind consideration.
Works well. Very please with GIMP. Much better than paying out big sums on Photoshop for features I’ll never use.
Gimp will not open many (even RGB type), and often borks the layers and colors on those it does open. If you need to be able to open it, select a group of layers, and save those, I am not aware of any alternative, though an old 2006 version of PS will open everything I’ve been given.
I do hope the Gimp folks will stop everything else they are doing, and focus on getting PSD and PNG support to 100%, so that Linux users can work with the graphics-professional community, someday.
Thank you very much!