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Thread: exporting as psd

  1. #1
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    exporting as psd

    hi please can anyone help, i normally export my artrage paintings as photoshop.psd documents, then i open them up in gimp so they are as large as poss, then save as jpegs from there to get the best quality extra large matt prints from photobox.com
    unfortunately i am now getting this error message when i try to open the photoshop.psd doc's in gimp:

    Photoshop image Message Unexpected end of file while reading 'layer extra data block signature' chunk
    GIMP Message Opening 'C:\Users\Mike\Pictures\artrage\lenin portrait.psd' failed:
    Photoshop image plug-In could not open image

    there are a couple of old psd.docs that will open so i'm inclined to think the problem is not with gimp.
    all help appreciated, thanks
    HEKIM
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    Hi Hekim,

    What version of ArtRage are you using? You can check the exact version by going to Help --> About ArtRage. The version is in small print in this window. Current version is 2.5.20.
    Dave
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    hi dave, i'm using artrage 2.5.20 with all available updates.
    HEKIM
    http://www.b3ta.com - the image challenges are great fun
    http://netropolis.lineone.net - the most addictive game ever

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    While we can't guarantee compatibility with 3rd party Photoshop readers, I can definitely check any exported files with Photoshop here for you to make sure they can be read. If the file can't be opened in Photoshop, I should be able to get an idea of the problem. Otherwise, if it opens without problems in Photoshop, I would recommend checking support for the GIMP to find out what the error message means so that you can troubleshoot it.

    One suggestion: Try giving your layers names in ArtRage, in case the GIMP is unable to read the exported file due to lack of layer names. You can send a sample PSD file which you can't open in the GIMP to support@ambientdesign.com
    Dave
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    hi dave, thanks for the email, exporting the layer as a PNG from AR to gimp works a treat lenin the jack's owner will be very happy i hope
    thanks again for your help and speedy solution
    HEKIM
    http://www.b3ta.com - the image challenges are great fun
    http://netropolis.lineone.net - the most addictive game ever

  6. #6
    I was having the same issue with artrage psds... and others for that matter.

    They open fine in XNview and I could scan through different layers, so the problem is definitely with Gimp.

    The good news is that the PSD importer has been recently re-written and ARTRAGE generated psds (with and without layer names) open fine in the dev version.

    tested using development version 2.5.2 of gimp.

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