Error Displaying Saved .PSD

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by JayPeterman, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. JayPeterman

    JayPeterman Guest

    I get the following error message when trying to display some .PSD
    files in ACDSee (file association for .PSD is checked):

    "This layered Photoshop file was not saved with a composite image."

    Maybe I've checked/unchecked something by mistake?

    JayPeterman, Sep 25, 2004
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  2. JayPeterman

    edjh Guest

    If it wasn't saved with a preview you are out of luck.

    Not many programs other than Photoshop can really open layered psd
    files. Instead they open the flattened composite preview that is saved
    with the file if you allow it. This additional preview can inflate the
    size of the saved file.

    In Photoshop Preferences under File Handing (it may vary in different
    versions) check Always Maximize Compatibility... If that is unchecked
    you get a box when you save that gives you the option of Maximizing. If
    that is unchecked then no Preview.

    The shareware program Photoline32 can open layered Photoshop files
    correctly and has many more features than XnView or IrfanView.
    edjh, Sep 25, 2004
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  3. JayPeterman

    JayPeterman Guest

    Hey edjhann,

    Thanks for the Pref tip. It was unchecked, I checked it and now it
    works. Thanks again.
    JayPeterman, Sep 25, 2004
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