PSD Codec 1.5.1.0

The PSD (Adobe Photoshop Document) Codec is a plug-in for Windows Explorer, Windows Photo Viewer, and Windows 7 Media Center.

View PSD files in Windows Photo Viewer, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Live Photo Gallery. You can view PSD files in Windows Photo Viewer and Windows Media Center on Windows 7/8. Now you can also view your Adobe PhotoDeluxe PDD files as well.

See thumbnails for PSD files in standard file open dialog boxes. View PSD and PDD files throughout Windows, including PSD files exported from other third party applications such as Lightwave3D and Modo.

You can see thumbnails for:

  • Adobe Photoshop PSD PSB and Adobe PhotoDeluxe PDD files
  • EPS files with embedded screen representations and thumbnail medadata
  • most Adobe Illustrator AI files
  • InDesign INDD files from CS2 and later that were saved with preview images
  • PDF files that were saved with XMP thumbnails. Even broader support for PDF thumbnails is provided when Adobe Reader is installed.

View metadata:

  • View XMP, IPTC, and EXIF metadata from PSD and PSB files. Search the file system based on metadata using Windows Desktop Search.

What's new in this version:

  • Improved support for PDF 1.4
  • Fix: issue with generating thumbnails for linearized PDF files that have been incrementally updated
  • Fix: issue with generating thumbnails for some INDD files
  • Fix: crash with INDD files that don't include thumbnails.

Download: PSD Codec 1.5.1.0 | 1.4 MB (Fully functional 15-day trial)
View: PSD Codec Home page

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Directory Opus user here along with CS6. Already had PSD, but adding Indesign and other features is a welcome addition. The fact the M$ still doesn't make this native or Adobe doesn't provide an explorer addition adds to my dislike of both companies...but they've got me where they want me...for now.

WinA said,
You can view PSD files in irfanview and it's free!

Of course Irfanview can open PSD files, just like Faststone Image Viewer or XNView and other hundreds more....but that means you have to install a third party app that override the Windows Photo Viewer while the PSD Codec doesn't override anything, it simply adds the possibility to Windows Photo Viewer to open PSD files.

Copernic said,

Of course Irfanview can open PSD files, just like Faststone Image Viewer or XNView and other hundreds more....but that means you have to install a third party app that override the Windows Photo Viewer while the PSD Codec doesn't override anything, it simply adds the possibility to Windows Photo Viewer to open PSD files.

So in other words: buy this piece of ***, because it does amazing thing?

SiCKX said,
Forget this PSD Codec trial lame crap. Be free.

http://code.google.com/p/sagethumbs/

Sagethumbs is a Windows Explorer extension allowing to PREVIEW image formats BUT NOT TO VIEW. Opening a PSD file with Sagethumbs installed doesn't work.

The PSD Codec not only adds Windows Explorer thumbnails for PSD files, but allows you to VIEW (open) PSD files in Windows Photo Viewer while Sagethumbs doesn't.

Copernic said,

Sagethumbs is a Windows Explorer extension allowing to PREVIEW image formats BUT NOT TO VIEW. Opening a PSD file with Sagethumbs installed doesn't work.

The PSD Codec not only adds Windows Explorer thumbnails for PSD files, but allows you to VIEW (open) PSD files in Windows Photo Viewer while Sagethumbs doesn't.

Oh, I used ACDSee since forever and a bit of Faststone. I understood wrong, as most of the time people complained of lack of thumbnails for .psd or movie formats.

Copernic said,

Sagethumbs is a Windows Explorer extension allowing to PREVIEW image formats BUT NOT TO VIEW. Opening a PSD file with Sagethumbs installed doesn't work.

The PSD Codec not only adds Windows Explorer thumbnails for PSD files, but allows you to VIEW (open) PSD files in Windows Photo Viewer while Sagethumbs doesn't.

Cant you just use XnView? It can display simple psd files... And Sagethumbs uses XnView dlls to load thumbnails...

Indeed. Co[-der]dec[-oder] should be able to encode formats in question as well. This only decodes parts of such files. False advertising. Do not want.