How to Preview PSD Files in Windows with Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6
If you work with Photoshop files, you know how frustrating it can be to open them in Windows. You can't preview them in Windows Explorer, Windows Photo Viewer, or Windows Media Center. You have to launch Photoshop or another image editor every time you want to see what's inside a PSD file.
But there is a solution: Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6. This is a plug-in for Windows that allows you to preview, view metadata, search for PSD files by metadata, and easily organize PSD images in Windows Explorer with thumbnails for PSD files. You can also view PSD files in Windows Photo Viewer, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery, and Windows Media Center.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6 to make your life easier when working with PSD files.
What is Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6
Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6 is a codec that enables Windows to recognize and display PSD files as thumbnails, previews, and metadata. A codec is a software component that compresses and decompresses data for storage or transmission.
Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. It also supports PSD files with layers, alpha channels, spot colors, duotones, ICC profiles, and transparency.
Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6 also provides thumbnails for AI, EPS, PDF, and INDD files if they contain embedded thumbnail or preview images. It also supports PDF thumbnails when Adobe Reader is installed.
How to Install Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6
To install Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6, you need to download the installation file from the official website at http://www.ardfry.com/psd-codec. The file size is about 1.5 MB.
After downloading the file, run it and follow the prompts in the installer. You may need to reboot your system after the installation so that the system will reload the list of codecs.
Once the installation is complete, you should have a PSD Codec by Ardfry Imaging program group under All Programs in your Start menu. Here you can find the PSD Preferences application that allows you to enter your registration code and adjust some settings.
How to Use Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6
To use Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6, you don't need to do anything special. Just open any folder that contains PSD files and you will see thumbnails for them in Windows Explorer. You can also view them in the Preview Pane by clicking on them.
If you want to see more details about a PSD file, right-click on it and select Properties. You will see a new tab called Photoshop that shows you the metadata of the file, such as the date taken, camera model, resolution, color mode, layer count, etc.
You can also search for PSD files by metadata using the Windows Search feature. For example, you can type \"camera:canon\" in the search box to find all PSD files that were taken with a Canon camera.
To view a PSD file in Windows Photo Viewer or any other application that supports image formats, just double-click on it or right-click and select Open With.
How to Get Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6 Serial Number
Ardfry PSD Codec 1.6 is not a free software. It has a 15-day trial period during which you can use it without any limitations. After the trial period expires, you need to buy a license to continue using it.
You can buy a license at http://www.ardfry.com/psd-codec/buy. The price is $19.95 ec8f644aee