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    Psd?

    Hello! I was wondering how do I convert a PSD so that it is compatible with windows and mac os?

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    PSD is a Photoshop Document. It is compatible with Adobe programs...
    There are viewers that open it that come stock with Windows and Mac. "Preview" on a Mac opens to view PSD's.

    Are you looking to edit the Layers of the PSD?

    If so, Gimp is a free graphic program. It can edit layers but your best bet for that format is Photoshop over anything else.

    I hope this helps.

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    Aren't PSD files OS independent?
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    You mean for opening in Photoshop or for displaying as HTML/CSS on a web page?

    If the first than AFAIK it should open in either.

    If it is the second than you need to produce cross browser compliant HTML/CSS then slice the elements out of the .psd to meet your needs.

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    I more or less assumed since he said PSD that its an image file..

    So yea, if you are looking to open in a browser, you will need to slice the PSD accordingly and develop into a working page using XHTML/CSS.

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    Im sorry I didn't really explain it well.

    Ok so I have a website that has about 70 layers and I want to distribute it to a website but I need to have it so mac user's can also open the PSD file and edit layers and so on. I already know how to slice in code a PSD I am just trying to figure out how to have it so mac user's can work with it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcellpurham View Post
    Im sorry I didn't really explain it well.

    Ok so I have a website that has about 70 layers and I want to distribute it to a website but I need to have it so mac user's can also open the PSD file and edit layers and so on. I already know how to slice in code a PSD I am just trying to figure out how to have it so mac user's can work with it also.
    What version of Photoshop are you using? Regardless of what OS they're using, a PSD is a PSD. It should work on any Photoshop program on any OS that supports it.

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    ok. I am using cs3

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    PSD files are not platform dependent. So people on the Mac can use your files, and vice versa.
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    There is a version of Photoshop (and if you want to use it, GIMP) which work on Mac OSX, I don't see the problem as it'll open PSD's made in Windows


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