PsdReader Class

Contains methods and properties used to read PSD images.

Namespace: Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Codecs.Psd
Assembly: Aurigma.GraphicsMill (in Aurigma.GraphicsMill.dll)


public sealed class PsdReader : ImageReader


PSD (Photoshop Document) is a native bitmap file format of the Adobe® Photoshop® program using lossless data compression. This format is a de facto standard for designers all over the world. The PSD image format is rather complex and stores a lot of layers and additional data (image layers, text layers, applied effects, etc.).


The following code opens a PSD file, iterates through its layers, and saves bitmaps from the raster layers to separate PNG files:

//create PSD reader
using (var reader = new PsdReader(@"Images\BusinessCard.psd"))
    //read layers and save raster layers in PNG files
    for (int i = 0; i < reader.Frames.Count; i++)
        using (var frame = reader.Frames[i])
            Console.WriteLine("Frame " + frame.Index + " is processing. Frame type is " + frame.Type + ".");

            if (frame.Type == FrameType.Raster)
                using (var bitmap = frame.GetBitmap())
                    bitmap.Save(@"Images\Output\frame_" + i + ".png");

Inheritance Hierarchy

L Aurigma.GraphicsMill.PipelineElement
L Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Codecs.ImageReader
L Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Codecs.Psd.PsdReader

Thread Safety

Static members of this type are not safe for multi-threaded operations. Instance members of this type are not safe for multi-threaded operations.

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