A JPG file is a raster image file widely used across digital photography. JPG files are ideal for uploading and sharing online because of their small size and can be used and read by pretty much any program across computers and mobile devices. It’s the most widely used image compression format in the world and the default format for a lot of digital cameras and smartphone cameras. This is generally because they are very compressed without losing a huge amount of data. If you interact with any kind of digital photos, you’ll come across JPGs.
PSD is a file extension associated with Photoshop documents, built-in Adobe Photoshop. While PSD files can be occasionally opened in other applications, they work most successfully when opened within Adobe Photoshop itself. PSDs are layered image files that store the individual layers used to construct the image, meaning they are editable within Photoshop itself. Designers often use PSDs for designing templates, digital painting, editing digital photos, and graphic design. Although editing PSD files is restricted to Photoshop and a small amount of other software, PSDs can be exported to and saved as a wide variety of other file types.
If you have an existing image that you want to edit in Photoshop, as well as simply opening the image within the software you can convert the JPG to a PSD file. Converting a JPG to a PSD is easy to do in WinZip, and once you have the new PSD, you can simply open it up in Photoshop. Just bear in mind that as a JPG is a flat, compressed image, it will only appear in Photoshop as a single layer, and you will not be able to edit any layers individually.
WinZip is more than just a JPG to PSD converter. We built WinZip to convert multiple file formats, including the formats below.