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What is PSD?

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What is PSD?

PSD is an image format used by the popular Adobe Photoshop. The software which has its own format is used by many people for graphic designing and image editing.

A PSD file contains multiple objects including images, shapes, text, filters and other objects often used in graphic designing/editing. This allows Photoshop users to save, transfer and make further changes to their work in the future.

The file name extension for PSD files is: .psd

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What does PSD mean?

PSD stands for "Photoshop Document“.  This is a document file extension in an image format. PSD is native to Adobe Photoshop and is especially advantageous for image files with multiple layers as it maintains a high quality whilst being compressed in a lossless format to reduce the file size.

What is the difference between PSD and PNG?

Both PNG (portable network graphics) and PSD benefit from lossless compression so they are both high-quality image files. PSD (Photoshop Document) has multiple layers that can be edited but PNG files are flat. PSD files tend to be much larger so converting PSD to PNG is ideal for retaining image quality whilst making the size of the file smaller.

How to read PSD files in Java?

Our JDeli library allows you to read PSD files.



Find out how to read and write images files in Java with JDeli:

Read: BufferedImage image = JDeli.read(streamOrFile);

Write: JDeli.write(myBufferedImage, OutputFormat.HEIC, outputStreamOrFile)

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chika Chika Emebo is part of the IDR Solutions sales and marketing team. She researches and creates marketing prospects, as well as strategises and executes sales initiatives.