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  1. This PSD file has clipping masks, which are not available in Paint.NET. In general, the PSD plugin only implements PSD features that also exist in Paint.NET. However, masks have long been an exception to the rule. Masks are a heavily-used feature in PSD files, and discarding the masks would cause a lot of files to look wrong. Clipping masks are similar to layer masks, and they're even in the same menu group as the layer masks in the Photoshop UI. This argues strongly for adding clipping masks to the PSD plugin.
  2. Please send me a copy of the PSD file, and I'll take a look at it. My email address is listed here: https://www.psdplugin.com/ If the file is too big to fit in an email, please upload it to OneDrive and share the file to my email.
  3. Ievgen actually contacted me a couple weeks ago, and I explained that I couldn't take the changes. There are a lot of issues with the approach that he has taken. It's using the layer name as a form of markup, but the text is actually localized. Paint.NET can't view or edit the layer groups, and most of the blend modes will not work correctly. You'd be able to save a file, but you wouldn't know what it looked like until you load it into Photoshop. You also wouldn't know if you'd screwed up the layer groups until you'd already overwritten your original file. It's just very problematic to do this in a filetype plugin. Layer groups are really an image editing feature. Whenever Paint.NET gets layer groups, I will update the PSD Plugin to load and save layer groups. But not before.
  4. Can you strip down the file to a minimum repro case? Remove half the layers and see if the PSD Plugin can load it. If it loads successfully, then the problem was in one of the layers that was deleted. If it still doesn't load, then the problem can be found in one of the layers that remains. Keep halving the layers until you're down to one, and then erase the contents of the layer. The error message indicates a parsing error, so I don't need to look at the contents of the file. The image can be blank. As long as the file still fails to load in the PSD Plugin, I can take a look at the structure of the file to see what's causing it.
  5. Please send me a copy of the PSB file that causes this error. If the file is too large to email, please upload it to OneDrive and share it to me. My email address is at the top of the PSD Plugin website: https://www.psdplugin.com/
  6. There is not enough information yet to diagnose the problem. Please post screenshots of File Explorer, opened to the following directories. Use Detail mode, and maximize the window so we can see filesize and timestamp. C:\Program Files\paint.net C:\Program Files\paint.net\Effects C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes
  7. This is not a common error message. Please send me the PSD file so I can investigate the problem further. Use the email address at the top of the PSD Plugin web page: https://www.psdplugin.com/ If the file is larger than about 20 MB, please upload it to OneDrive instead and share it with me using that email address.
  8. We need some more information to diagnose this problem. Please post screenshots of Windows Explorer, opened to the following directories. Use Detail mode, and maximize the window so we can see filesize and timestamp. C:\Program Files\paint.net C:\Program Files\paint.net\Effects C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes
  9. It would be 164,771,712 bytes if the file has one layer. PSD files can contain thousands of layers, so that file could require hundreds of GB of memory to load into Paint.NET. The problem is that Photoshop has partial layers and Paint.NET doesn't. Because layers are cheap in Photoshop, graphic designers can use layers like candy. They'll create a new layer for a 10x10 image element. When the file is loaded into Paint.NET, that 10x10 layer turns into a full 3892 x 3528 layer.
  10. Codeplex has finally taken action, and files can now be downloaded successfully on Chrome and Firefox. Due to the quick reporting from users, the PSD Plugin was one of the first projects on Codeplex to workaround the problem. I also have reason to believe that the operators of Codeplex took action based directly on my recommendations. Therefore, every project on Codeplex owes a debt of gratitude to the users of the PSD Plugin. Thank you!
  11. It has come to my attention that Codeplex downloads are being blocked in many browsers, including Chrome. Every download on Codeplex.com is being blocked -- even Microsoft programs like the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool! If you are running Windows 10, the Edge browser can still download the PSD Plugin successfully. If you are not using Windows 10, you can download the latest version of the PSD Plugin here: http://www.psdplugin.com/
  12. PSD Plugin 2.4.1 and earlier do not work on Paint.NET 4.0.11 and later. Please upgrade to version 2.5.0 of the PSD Plugin: http://psdplugin.codeplex.com/downloads/get/1606282
  13. Windows Defender does not alert on PSDPlugin-2.5.0.zip. VirusTotal also gives it a clean bill of health at 55 different malware scanners: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/309c44f2ceec555b0efddda81679a54a0bb89fccc38b784cc4c8609e87e4327e/analysis/ The problem may be caused by a browser add-on. I would suggest using a different web browser to download the plugin. Windows 10 Edge would be a good choice because it has very few add-ons available. However, any web browser will do except the one that you normally use. Make sure to copy-paste the direct link to the download: http://psdplugin.codeplex.com/downloads/get/1606282 If you continue to have this problem even with a different web browser, please do NOT delete the file. Submit the file to VirusTotal for analysis, and post the URL here.
  14. The timestamp check is actually not just to verify the file version, but also to check for side effects. As we saw above, third-party ZIP tools can have trouble with things that work correctly using the Windows built-in ZIP handler. The built-in ZIP handler in Windows always extracts files with the time set to the local time zone. No matter which time zone the user is in, the same times will be displayed in Windows Explorer. I just tried with my system set to Cyprus time (Eastern European time zone), and it shows the correct time.
  15. Those errors only appear if you have PSD Plugin 2.4.1 or earlier installed. If it is showing up, then PSD Plugin 2.5.0 is not installed properly People seem to be having trouble because upgrading requires that the old version be overwritten. You don't have to do this on fresh installs, so this problem doesn't come up. The best workaround is to first delete the old version: Restart the computer. Delete Photoshop.dll from C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes Start Paint.NET and make sure that it cannot open or save PSD files. Close Paint.NET. Once this has been done, you can then do a fresh install of PSD Plugin 2.5.0: Download a fresh copy of PSD Plugin 2.5.0 from: http://psdplugin.codeplex.com/downloads/get/1606282 Right-click the ZIP file and select "Extract All ..." Make sure PhotoShop.dll has the timestamp: 9/11/2016 10:35 PM Copy PhotoShop.dll into C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes
  16. DanceERB sent me email separately with the error message. I am posting here so that you're not left in suspense about the resolution. The problem was caused by using 7-Zip to extract Photoshop.dll directly into C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes. This folder requires administrative privileges to write to it. However, 7-Zip runs as an unprivileged user and does not try to elevate itself to admin. It just gives an error message. The workaround is to do a two-stage copy. First, use 7-Zip to extract the ZIP file to another directory. Then use Windows Explorer to copy the DLL into C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes. Windows Explorer will prompt to elevate, so the second copy operation will work. Incidentally, this is the sort of corner case that third-party utilities often miss. The ZIP handler that's built-into Windows will prompt to elevate if the user does not have permission to write to a directory.
  17. Version 2.5.0 of the Paint.NET PSD Plugin has been released: http://psdplugin.codeplex.com/ This version requires Paint.NET 4.0.11. Changes: Faster saving of files with few layers. Loading of PhotoDeluxe files with channel length of 0. Support for PSB Large Documents: Each channel must be smaller than 2,147,483,647 bytes. Although PSB files can go up to 300,000 pixels in either dimension, Paint.NET images are limited to 65,535 pixels. PSB files are automatically saved if either dimension exceeds the 30,000 limit for a PSD file. However, the user must manually change the filename extension from .PSD to .PSB. Changes for developers using the PSD Plugin as a library: Saving of 16-bit and 32-bit depth images Image compression using ZIP and ZIP-with-prediction
  18. I've never seen this happen to the PSD Plugin, but I have seen it happen to other files. For some reason, Windows is unable to delete the Alternate Data Stream on the file. The easiest way to remove the ADS on a file is to pass it through a FAT32 filesystem. Delete Photoshop.dll from the FileTypes folder. Reboot. Make sure the file is really gone. Insert a USB flash drive, ideally 32 GB or smaller. Right-click on the drive and select Format. Change "File system" to FAT32. Click Start, and then OK when it finishes formatting. Using Internet Explorer, download a fresh copy of the PSD plugin and save it to the flash drive. (Chrome and Firefox will download the file without asking you where to save it.) Right-click Photoshop.zip and make sure that "Unblock" does not appear. If it does, unblock it and make sure it sticks. Extract the ZIP file on the flash drive. Right-click Photoshop.dll and make sure that "Unblock" does not appear. If it does, unblock it and make sure it sticks. Copy Photoshop.dll from the flash drive to C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes If at any step you run into a problem, please take a screenshot that shows the problem, and post it here as an image attachment.
  19. Please post screenshots of: File Explorer, set to View - Details, opened to the folder: C:\Program Files\paint.net File Explorer, opened to the folder: C:\Program Files\FileTypes The Properties page for Photoshop.dll File Explorer, opened to the folder: C:\Program Files\Effects These screenshots will provide additional information about your system configuration that may help to diagnose the problem. Please be sure to make the Windows Explorer window wide enough so that we can read all the columns.
  20. The download is a ZIP file. "It" should not be placed into the FileTypes folder. You need to look inside the ZIP file and then copy PhotoShop.dll into the FileTypes folder.
  21. PSB files are planned for the next version of the PSDPlugin.
  22. Paint.NET does not have editable text layers. The PSD plugin simply loads the file into Paint.NET. Once it has been loaded in, it's treated no differently than any other Paint.NET document.
  23. Version 2.4.1 of the Paint.NET PSD Plugin has been released: http://psdplugin.codeplex.com/ This version requires Paint.NET 4.0. Changes: Fixed: regression in 2.4.0 that caused loading failures for files created in earlier versions of the plugin. Handles null-terminators on Unicode alpha channel names, a quirk in Photoshop that does not apply to non-Unicode alpha channel names or to other strings. The Files with null blending ranges can now be saved out successfully. Please note: There is a performance regression in Paint.NET 4.0 when loading files with a large number of layers. If you regularly load files with more than 100 layers, you may wish to stay on Paint.NET 3.5.11 and delay upgrading until the problem has been fixed.
  24. Version 2.4.0 of the Paint.NET PSD Plugin has been released: http://psdplugin.codeplex.com/ Changes: Multichannel images can now be loaded, with each channel showing up as a separate grayscale layer. More reliable loading of files with layer groups created in Photoshop CS5 and CS6. Faster loading of PSD files. Speed improvement of 1.1x to 1.5x on 8-bit images, and about 15% on 32-bit RGB images. More efficient RLE compression, with file sizes reduced by about 4% on average. The PsdFile class can now load and save most PSD files to be bit-for-bit identical with Photoshop, if the same Windows codepage is specified.
  25. Unlikely to be caused by pressure-sensitivity. Most of the time, the lag is caused by flicks. Right-click the flicks icon in the system tray, then "Turn off flicks." See screenshot below.
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