PNG - Portable Graphics Format - is a type of raster image file widely used across the internet. They are widely compatible with plenty of software applications. Unlike JPG files, PNG files have lossless data compression, which means they can be reduced in size without losing data and overall image quality. They also have the ability to read transparent backgrounds, making them great for logos and other icons that tend to be displayed over pictures. You’ll find that most online applications support PNGs, and they are commonly used for digital photographs as well as graphics.
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.
PSD files are Photoshop Documents that include multiple layers that can be edited within Adobe Photoshop. But what happens if you want to convert a PNG to a PSD? There are a couple of ways you can do this. You can either open the PNG in Photoshop and save it as a brand new PSD file, or you can use a file conversion software to simply convert the PNG into a PSD. You can then share this with Photoshop designers, who will be able to open it directly in Photoshop. They might not be able to edit the layers themselves as PNG files are flat, compressed images, but it’s a quick way of creating Photoshop Documents.
WinZip is more than just a PNG to PSD converter. We built WinZip to convert multiple file formats, including the formats below.