.PSD extension file stands for Photoshop Document and is related to the Adobe Photoshop application. The .PSD file works only in the Adobe Photoshop as it stores many imaging options available in Photoshop.
So if you like editing the images but do not want to spend lots of bucks on the software then this tip is surely for you and also because the following tools do not occupy huge memory as compared to Adobe Photoshop.
We have written about this image editor before and it is a really cool image editor. But by default this can not edit the .PSD files. For that you will be requiring a plug-in that will make this tool to open and edit the .PSD files.
• First download and install Paint.NET
• Now download the psdplugin, unzip and copy the PhotoShop.dll to the “FileTypes” folder in the Paint.NET directory. By default it should be in C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\FileTypes.
Now you can open PSD files.
IrfanView is a small, free and fast image viewer/converter that can open .PSD files easily.
GIMP standing for GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free image retouching tool that supports .PSD files by default.