[nmglug] Photoshop alternative
akkana at shallowsky.com
Mon Sep 9 18:42:09 PDT 2019
GIMP is the closest FOSS app to Photoshop, and I believe it can read
layers from a PSD file, though very Photoshop-specific effects like
adjustment layers won't work, and I don't think text layers retain
their text information. Likewise for going the other way: don't
expect GIMP to be able to save all its info to PSD format. Keep in
mind that PSD isn't an open or well documented format, so the
PSD reader/writer in GIMP is mostly just whatever some developer
has been able to reverse engineer. That said, you should be able
to read basic layer information.
...Akkana (who wrote a book on GIMP some years back but hasn't used PSD)
LeRoy Diener writes:
> Hi NMGLUG folks,
> I need to do some image editing.
> At this moment, I have a layered image file in .psd format which a friend
> created in photoshop that I want to edit some layers.
> Any recommendations?
> Thanks in advance.
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> LeRoy Diener
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