layerd PSD export with included preview

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layerd PSD export with included preview

Post by Friedbert Sch. »


If i create a multilayer psd with IM there is no preview included in the psd.
As discribed from ADOBE here: ... Id-1039502
Thumbnail resource format
Adobe Photoshop (version 5.0 and later) stores thumbnail information for preview display in an image resource block that consists of an initial 28-byte header, followed by a JFIF thumbnail in RGB (red, green, blue) order for both Macintosh and Windows.

This resource block is empty in my created multilayer psds.
ImageMagick 7.0.7-31 Q16 i586 20180506

Our DAM Cumulus uses this resource block to create a preview in the DAM Cumulus.

I there a way to get a preview inside the psd?

Thanks in advance

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Re: layerd PSD export with included preview

Post by fmw42 »

I am not sure ImageMagick can create previews for PSD files. But I will defer to the IM developers for their response on this topic.

Have you tried upgrading to the latest version of IM to see if it works there? Your version is a bit old.