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Open .PND files (paint.net)

New Here ,
Mar 15, 2012 Mar 15, 2012

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How can I get Photoshop to read Paint.Net Images files. some from work use that ((*#$%) program.

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Mar 15, 2012 Mar 15, 2012

Excellent!

I found and tested a PSD file format plug-in that works -- a two layer PDN file exported as a PSD file which PSE opened with the layers intact.

Paint.Net is available from here:

http://www.getpaint.net/index.html

The PSD plugin is available here:

http://psdplugin.codeplex.com/

Good Luck!

Ken

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Mar 15, 2012 Mar 15, 2012

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You can't get PSE to open those files.

Simply install Paint.Net (it's free) on your computer, then you can export the PDN file to a PSE-supported format.

Ken

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but I am not getting the layers right?.

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Right.  I just tested this and it only "Saves As" flattened images, even when saving as TIF.

I'll check their plug-ins to see if there's any that will export in layers, but it'll take a while...,.

Ken

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Thanks that would be nice.

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Excellent!

I found and tested a PSD file format plug-in that works -- a two layer PDN file exported as a PSD file which PSE opened with the layers intact.

Paint.Net is available from here:

http://www.getpaint.net/index.html

The PSD plugin is available here:

http://psdplugin.codeplex.com/

Good Luck!

Ken

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oki I got it and it works good... but why does photoshop not open .pdn.

Here in china there are a lot that works with that program becouse its free.

but its not that good for us taht are just using PS.

Now I have to have the software also on my mac to use there files..

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but thanks for the help.

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You're welcome.

Ken

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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"Simply install Paint.Net (it's free) on your computer"

My computer is a Mac.

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The online photo editor Photopea can open paint.net .pnd files.

https://www.photopea.com/

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