PSD is the default format that Adobe’s graphics editing program Photoshop saves documents. At present, mobile phones and tablets using the Android operating system do not have the capability to read PSD files. To open PSD files on your Android device you will need to convert them to a different file type in Photoshop on your computer.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Adobe Photoshop
- Android device
Open Photoshop on your computer. Click on “File” then select “Open” from the drop-down menu. Select the PSD file you want to use on your Android device. Alternatively, if you have saved a PSD file to your desktop, double-click on the icon to open the document in Photoshop.
Click on the “File” tab in the top toolbar. Choose “Save As” from the drop-down menu. Choose the location where you want to save the new file. While the new file will have a different suffix than the original, you may want to give it a name that easily identifies it.
Click on “Format” in the resulting dialogue box. Here you can select another file format to save the document in. The Android operating system supports JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP files. Choose a file type from the menu.
Click on the “Save” button. Transfer the file from your computer to your Android device, either via an Internet connection or USB cable, and open.
Tips and warnings
- A few apps available on the Android operating system do support RAW files, but most do not.
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