File Formats: PhotoShop 3.0 Format (PSD)

Photoshop 3.0 (PSD) is the format produced by the Adobe Photoshop graphics editor.

LEADTOOLS supports loading and saving layers within a PSD file, including support for saving Unicode layer names.

This file format supports reading channels using LoadPsdChannel.

LEAD supports RLE Compression for this file format.

For PSD files, you can read the following modes with the following bits per pixel:

Mode Bits Per Channel LEAD Bits Per Pixel
Bitmap 0 1
Grayscale 8 8
Grayscale 16 16
CMYK 8 24
CMYK 16 24
Indexed Color 8 8
RGB with 3 & 4 Channels 8 24/32
RGB 16 64
Duotone 8 8 Grayscale
LAB 8 24
LAB 16 24

You can also read and write layers to this file with the following bits per pixel: 8 (GrayScale), 24, and 32.

The file constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
Psd 1, 8, 16, 24 BPP 1, 8, 24 BPP Adobe Photoshop 3.0.

Required DLL: Leadtools.Codecs.Psd.Dll, Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Color.dll, Leadtools.ColorConversion.dll, Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Effects.dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application .

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
Psd PSD 76 application/photoshop Photoshop 3.0 - PSD

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

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