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JustGreg

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jan 2010, 21:48    Post_subject:  Need to view or convert a PSD image file
Sub_title: PSD is photoshop native image format
 

I have a PSD image file that I would like to view. Does anyone know how to convert a PSD file to either jpeg or bmp file using Puppy? I have searched the forum without any luck and used the Google Puppy search tool without any sucess. I am using Puppy 4.3.1, Oct 2009. None of the graphic tools seem to work. Thank you in advance for any help
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PANZERKOPF

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jan 2010, 22:04    Post_subject:  

Install and use GIMP.
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tubby

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jan 2010, 06:32    Post_subject: psd files  

Fotoxx opens them as well smaller package, available here,
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=39324
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jan 2010, 09:54    Post_subject:  

For serious image work the gimp is a must...would give you bmp and a whole lot more. Can import pdf too

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tubby

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jan 2010, 11:58    Post_subject:  

I agree gimp is good for serious work, but just to open a psd and save it in another format is a bit of overkill when you consider the size of the package with all its addons.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jan 2010, 12:07    Post_subject:  

To open and save a psd use zamzar or some other online convertor.....
gimp is smaller than some audio players I've seen on here Very Happy
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JustGreg

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jan 2010, 18:02    Post_subject:  

Thank you everyone for the replies and help. I will be off to find fotox. If that fotox does not work then I try Gimp. Once again thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jan 2010, 18:06    Post_subject:  

- Adobe is evil
- PSD is Adobe
- so, PSD is evil..

so EVIL, that GIMP is unable to open.sometimes, but if you need read a PSD, you can try, ig GIMP fails, xnview

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JustGreg

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jan 2010, 18:11    Post_subject:
Sub_title: Fotoxx worked fine
 

Thanks Tubby for pointing to location of Fotoxx. It did save the psd as a jpeg file. Fotoxx did complain about the lack of exif library but does work. That problem is solved.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jan 2010, 18:24    Post_subject:  

Quote:
- Adobe is evil
- PSD is Adobe
- so, PSD is evil..


I think 50MB+ to read a document and 2.8GHz cpu to watch a video is perfectly reasonable...and I would quite happily pay $600 to write a page of html.

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