View Full Version : Are photoshop files downward compatible?

10 October 2005, 04:03 PM

I own photoshop CS which is version 8

My client asks for a photoshop version 7 file

Will a version 8 file load in version 7 or do I need to convert it for my client before it will load in his version?



10 October 2005, 04:38 PM
Don't think so. You can try to save it as a layered Tiff, ver7 should be able to handle this

10 October 2005, 05:00 PM
Photoshop can open from other versions but some files may be missing or discarded. Look under the Help for Photoshop Format (PSD) for more information on what is discarded in previous versions of the software.

Here is an excerpt from that shows what I mean
If you edit or save an image using an earlier version of Photoshop, unsupported features are discarded. Keep in mind the following features when working with earlier versions of Photoshop:
Photoshop CS introduces nested layers, Hard Mix blending mode, Photo Filter adjustment layers, 56 channel limit, text on a path, support for files greater than 2GB, support for files greater than 30,000 pixels in any dimension, non-square pixels support, 16-bit layers, 16-bit patterns, and 16-bit Brushes.

Also under your prefs turn on Maximize compatibility.

10 October 2005, 05:16 PM
great thnx Velk!

now I know where to look to find out whether I'm in trouble or not,this was helpful!

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