Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photoshop PSD Thumbnails in Windows Explorer? Yes!

The FastPictureViewer Codec Pack 2.4 includes a new Photoshop PSD codec enabling support for the PSD image format into Windows Explorer, starting from Windows XP SP3. Additionally, Windows 7 and Vista users can open the images in large size using Windows Photo Viewer or Windows Media Center 7. The codec exposes EXIF and XMP metadata, if present in the files, as well as any embedded ICC profile, enabling color-managed display of Photoshop documents directly in Windows (without having Photoshop or any Adobe application installed.
The codec installs both 32-bit and 64-bit support, enabling Photoshop PSD thumbnails and previewing in 64-bit editions of Windows.

Additonally, codec-enabled applications, like our own FastPictureViewer Professional, are also able to display Photoshop files with good fidelity using the new codec.