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Old 09. Dec 2015, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently installed the FastStone image viewer/browser program and I really like it a lot; however, about one in five PSD files will display a random layer instead of the image.

No amount of file reloading, thumbnail refreshing, or whatever seems to have any effect on fixing this; whatever view of the image that FastStone decides to associate with the image seems to be the one I am stuck with.

I have even went so far as to open the affected files in Elements and make sure that visibility of all the necessary layers is ON; and, I even went a step farther and placed a merged layer of the image on top of the layer stack.

Closing FastStone and re-opening has no effect on fixing the corrupted view.


Don't get me wrong, this is definitely not a deal breaker, as I really like many of the features of FastStone.


Does anyone know how I can fix this ?

Thanks for reading.
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Old 10. Dec 2015, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FastStone Image Viewer is pretty amazing for a freebie, I've used it a lot. But not with .psd files which, I think, are mainly used by Photoshop. Not sure how many people here will use Photoshop as we tend to go for freebies (such as FastStone and The Gimp), it might be worth contacting FastStone about this issue: support@faststone.org
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Old 10. Dec 2015, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I will follow your advice and contact FastStone.

Regarding Photoshop/PSD-files and Gimp; what layer-capable file type does Gimp use ?

I have thought about getting Gimp just to see what everyone is talking about and to use as a complement to my Elements 7.

Thanks for your reply.
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Regarding Photoshop/PSD-files and Gimp; what layer-capable file type does Gimp use ?
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GIMP features lists other formats, including PSD, with a bit of info on file format plug-ins, the virtual file-system and compression.
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Old 10. Dec 2015, 06:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for your reply.

I appreciate the GIMP info links.
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