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Photoshop PSD file plugin (newest version: 2.5.0)

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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.

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It appears that you have installed the Megalo pack, which is an illegal compilation of many outdated plugins from this forum that may contain malware.

You should delete the contents of your Effects folder and run a virus scan, see Megalo = VIRUS! for more information.

 

Additionally you need to unblock PhotoShop.dll file in your FileTypes folder.

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It appears that you have installed the Megalo pack, which is an illegal compilation of many outdated plugins from this forum that may contain malware.

You should delete the contents of your Effects folder and run a virus scan, see Megalo = VIRUS! for more information.

 

Additionally you need to unblock PhotoShop.dll file in your FileTypes folder.

Thank you so much! It worked :D

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Just updated to 4.0.8 and all dll files are there but the photoshop dll does not work. I was using Paint.net today before I updated it and the Photoshop pluging worked fine.

 

So the Photoshop plugin was an older version so I downloaded the latest version and it still won't work. The "unblock" button will not go away. That button was not present before I updated the dll with the new version. So the plugin did not work before or after the photoshop update, but now I can't unblock it. I uninstalled Paint.net and re-installed and the photoshop dll was there without adding the plugin. Still did not work! Removed the Photoshop plugin and downloaded the newest version and I'm having the same problem. Just can't get the dll to unblock.

 

Running Windows 7 Pro.

 

Any help would be great!

 

Thanks in advance! 

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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.

  1. Delete Photoshop.dll from the FileTypes folder.
  2. Reboot.  Make sure the file is really gone.
  3. Insert a USB flash drive, ideally 32 GB or smaller.
  4. Right-click on the drive and select Format.
  5. Change "File system" to FAT32.
  6. Click Start, and then OK when it finishes formatting.
  7. 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.)
  8. Right-click Photoshop.zip and make sure that "Unblock" does not appear.  If it does, unblock it and make sure it sticks.
  9. Extract the ZIP file on the flash drive.
  10. Right-click Photoshop.dll and make sure that "Unblock" does not appear.  If it does, unblock it and make sure it sticks.
  11. 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.

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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
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Thank you very much @taoyue.  Much appreciated and you sure were fast to update it :lightning::D .

 

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I updated to the new 4.0.12 last night.  Now, it won't open any .psd files.  It still lets me choose it as an option when saving files.  What should I do?!!  I REALLY need to use .psd files on paint.NET.

 

EDIT:  I tried deleting the .dll and downloading it again....and I keep getting an error message. 

 

Edited by DanceERB
additional info.

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Hi DanceERB - Welcome to the forum :D.

 

I've just updated to 4.0.12 and it's working fine for me.  Are you sure you put the photoshop .dll in the File Types Folder and not Effects?

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56 minutes ago, DanceERB said:

I updated to the new 4.0.12 last night.  Now, it won't open any .psd files.  It still lets me choose it as an option when saving files.  What should I do?!!  I REALLY need to use .psd files on paint.NET.

 

EDIT:  I tried deleting the .dll and downloading it again....and I keep getting an error message. 

 

 

...... what's the error message?

 

(pro tip: always include the error message!)

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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.

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I am using Paint.NET version 4.0.12, and I put PhotoShop.dll into FileTypes, but when I opened Paint.net again and checked filetypes, .psd did not show up. Is there something I'm missing? Here is the path: C:\Program Files\paint.net\Filetypes\PhotoShop.dll

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Hi Blockrylin and Welcome to the forum :)

 

Strange - just to re-cap - can you see it in your folder?

 

Should look like this:

 

L7GiNE8.png

 

Then when you are in PDN and want to save an image, it should look like this in the drop down:

 

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I'll try to screenshot it: This is what mine looks like. I don't know if restarting Paint.NET means just closing and opening, because that is what I did.G0Npe72.png

EDIT: I just saw a post saying that the Megalo Effects pack is the problem.

o-o 

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I'm totally new to forums and I could not find anyone who had the same problem.  Right after the update to Paint.net 4.0.12 I was not able to open psd files.  An error message about problems with the files was displayed even on files I had opened previously.  I loaded the psd plugin in May.   So it was probably an old version.  

My problem was resolved when I downloaded the 2.5.0 version of the plugin.  Hope this helps someone else dealing with the problem. 

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I just installed 4.0.12. Now I can no longer load or save psd files.

Windows 10

.NET Framework 4.6.1
.NET Framework 3.5 service pack 1
.NET Framework 3.0 service pack 2
.NET Framework 2.0 service pack 2

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