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#1 Sasuun

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:55 AM

Does anyone know of a way to display a preview for a psd using PHP, maybe the GD library. photoshop generates previews as part of the file, so does anyone have an idea of how to retrieve it?

#2 Hi I Am Timbo

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 04:49 AM

I would start by looking at the file and seeing if there is an obvious preview portion in it.  If you can find that, you can likely extract it manually.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:21 PM

I'm actually trying to do the same thing for a project, so far, I have somewhat got it working. I'm passing it through ImageMagick with a command like:

convert old.psd -flatten new.gif

If the psd has a transparent background, it is converted to white - any ideas on preserving the transparency?

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 03:17 PM

maybe using something like imagecolortransparent() would help preserve it

#5 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 03:20 PM

You can set up a cgi to transform the image to jpg, and pass it back to your php page, and work with it that way.


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