.NET APIs to Manipulate Photoshop Files

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Aspose.PSD for .NET

Aspose.PSD for .NET


Aspose.PSD for .NET is an advanced PSD and entry level AI files formats manipulation API without any Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator dependencies. API allows to create and edit the Photoshop files as well as provides the ability to update layer properties, add watermarks, perform graphics operations or convert one file format to another.

Aspose.PSD for .NET supports import as a layer and export to the following formats: Png, Jpeg, Jpeg2000, Gif, Bmp, Tiff, Psd, Psb along with export to Pdf with selectable text. Aspose.PSD partially supports such Adobe Photoshop features as Adjustment Layers, Text Layer rendering and editing, Fill Layers, Layers Effects, Editing of Raster and Vector Masks for layers.

Advanced .NET PSD Manipulation API Features



Convert Photoshop files to images


Create a Photoshop file from scratch


Load existing Photoshop files


Clip to a rectangular region


Draw & fill basic shapes


Crop, rotate & resize Images


Merge layers


Support of Layers


PSD file Preview Pixel-Perfect Exporting


Support of RGB, CMYK, LAB, Grayscale with 8/16/32 bits per channel.


Applying of Layer Effects


Layer Creation Date and Time


Sheet Color Highlighting


Layer Masks


Update of Text Layers at Runtime


Support of Adjustment Layers


Black & White Adjustment Layer


Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer


Channel Mixer Adjustment Layer


Color Balance Adjustment Layer


Curves Adjustment Layer


Exposure Adjustment Layer


Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer


Invert Adjustment Layer


Levels Adjustment Layer


Photo Filter Adjustment Layer


Rendering of Clipping Masks


Runtime rasterization of Vector Layer Masks


Editing of Raster Layer Masks


Manage Opacity of Layers & Flatten Layers


Support of a large number of Layer Resources


Support of a large number of Image Section Resources


Manipulation with Fill Layers


Adding and removing of Linked Layers


Layer Groups Export


Ability to open and export AI files

Export PSD to Various Raster Formats

Aspose.PSD for .NET provides the capability to export PSD files to any of the supported raster image formats, with just a few lines of code.

Convert PSD to PNG, JPEG & TIFF - C#

// load an existing PSD image as Image
using (var pfile = Aspose.PSD.Image.Load(dir + "template.psd"))
    // save result in different raster formats with customized attributes
    pfile.Save(dir + "output.png", new Aspose.PSD.ImageOptions.PngOptions());
    pfile.Save(dir + "output.jpg", new Aspose.PSD.ImageOptions.JpegOptions() { Quality = 70 });
    pfile.Save(dir + "output.tiff", new Aspose.PSD.ImageOptions.TiffOptions(Aspose.PSD.FileFormats.Tiff.Enums.TiffExpectedFormat.TiffCcitRle));

Access & Manipulate PSD Layers

Aspose.PSD for .NET lets you access layers of a PSD with the ability to draw on it with either image or text. You can merge layers, update text on layers, set effects or export layer as an image. You may also use PSD .NET API to detect flattened PSD files or create thumbnails.

Read or Create PSD Files

Aspose.PSD for .NET not only supports loading PSD & PSB file formats for manipulation & conversion but it also provides the capability to create PSD & PSB files from scratch. .NET developers can use the API to automate scenarios that may help them on their way.

Create PSD from scratch - C#

using (var pdoc = Aspose.PSD.Image.Create(new Aspose.PSD.ImageOptions.PsdOptions()
    Source = new Aspose.PSD.Sources.FileCreateSource(dir + "output.psd", false),
    ColorMode = Aspose.PSD.FileFormats.Psd.ColorModes.Rgb,
    CompressionMethod = Aspose.PSD.FileFormats.Psd.CompressionMethod.RLE,
    Version = 4
}, 400, 400))
    // draw some graphics over the newly created PSD
    var graphics = new Aspose.PSD.Graphics(pdoc);
    graphics.DrawEllipse(new Aspose.PSD.Pen(Aspose.PSD.Color.Red, 6), new Aspose.PSD.Rectangle(0, 0, 400, 400));

Various Imaging Filters

Aspose.PSD for .NET provides the core imaging features such as color adjustment via its class libraries. Developers can easily adjust brightness, contrast or gamma on raster image loaded by the API. Furthermore, developers can dynamically dither or blur images as well as use popular filters including Median, Gauss Wiener, Motion Wiener and Bradley Threshold.

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