Is it possible to export a layered PNG file from Photoshop to Paint.net?


Question

I do not have Photoshop installed on my own local machine unfortunately, but would like to know if Photoshop can export an image file to a PNG and retain the separate layers for a different program such as Paint.net?

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1/21/2020 9:58:00 AM

Accepted Answer

Like marcusdoesstuff says, one option would be to save out your file in a TIFF.

Another option would be to save it in a PSD format and use a plugin to open the PSD in Paint.NET. One is available here, although I can't speak to how well it works as I do not have Paint.NET to test it.

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7/3/2014 9:51:00 PM

If you export in PNG format, all layers are rasterized. This format aren't vectorial and doesn't support layers. Only Adobe Fireworks (Dismised) can save .png with all layer, but are readable only by itself. Check if Paint.net can read .psd format (photoshop native) with all his layer.


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