Opening Photoshop .psd Files without Photoshop


A client sent me a Photoshop .psd file today containing a mock-up of a site he’s interested in having me design. Unfortunately, at the time I received the email, I was on a computer which did not have Photoshop installed, so I had no way to read or view the file. I downloaded GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) and it worked perfectly. The only con with GIMP is that it’s not exactly lightweight if you just want to view a single .psd file, but I don’t mind having it installed as I may find other opportunities to use it.

In other unrelated software news, I heard today that a game called Guitar Rising is in development, which is basically a Guitar Hero knockoff except that you can plug in a real guitar!

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