PhotoShop 3.0 Format (PSD)

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

LEAD supports RLE Compression for this file format.

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

The PSD file format supports reading channels using L_LoadChannel.

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
FILE_PSD 1, 8, 16, 24 BPP 1, 8, 24 BPP [76] Adobe Photoshop 3.0.

Required DLLs and Libraries

Platforms

Win32, x64, Linux.

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