Convert Mac psd to PC psd

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Autodidact, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Autodidact

    Autodidact Guest

    Can someone help me with opening Mac .psd files that contain text on a PC?

    I know the .psd format is supposed to go across formats, but I believe you
    need to rasterize any text before saving on the Mac or you'll have trouble
    opening on PC. I have just taken over a website from a Mac user who provided
    me with several .psd's that I am unable to open. I get an "out of memory"
    error from Photoshop on all my systems.

    Is there a program out there that can convert it to a true PC .psd or at
    least somehow let me open the f***ing files? Windows can see the preview of
    the files and give me all their properties just fine, I just can't get them
    to open in Photoshop...

    Thanks,

    Craig.
     
    Autodidact, Sep 14, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    Can someone help me with opening Mac .psd files that contain text on a PC?

    They are the same; no conversion is necessary.
    That is incorrect.

    You can open Mac files on the PC and PC files on the Mac even if they contain
    text. You will not be able to EDIT the text unless you have the same font that
    the text is set in. If you have the same font, no problem.
    Then you are running out of memory, or the file is damaged.

    It is NOT because it's a Mac file; Mac and PC Photoshop files are identical,
    even in text.

    How much memory do you have in your computer? How big is the file? How was the
    file given to you?
     
    Tacit, Sep 14, 2004
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  3. Autodidact

    Autodidact Guest

    You can open Mac files on the PC and PC files on the Mac even if they
    contain
    I have 512MB in all my systems. There's 4 files, one 10mb, two 800kb, one
    27kb. Even the 27kb one gives me out of memory so I doubt the problem is
    that I don't have enough RAM. I received them together in a zip, so maybe
    the files are damaged... any chance I could email you the small one and see
    if you can open it?
     
    Autodidact, Sep 15, 2004
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    Nick Naim Guest

    You can send me the 27kb at if you want.
     
    Nick Naim, Sep 15, 2004
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    Gadgets Guest

    Could it be a version error? When saving from the Mac, is maximise
    compatibility turned on?

    Cheers, Jason (remove ... to reply)
    Video & Gaming: http://gadgetaus.com
     
    Gadgets, Sep 15, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    There's 4 files, one 10mb, two 800kb, one
    That could very well be. It sounds like they got clobbered somewhere along the
    way.
    Sure!
     
    Tacit, Sep 15, 2004
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