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centuryflower
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Backward compatibility of CS6 files

May 8, 2012 12:59 PM

I have Photoshop CS5 for Windows (version 12.1 x32), and I'm trying to open a CS6 file that was sent to me.  When I do, none of the text layers are editable.  Is this expected? Is there any way to fix it?

 
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  • Noel Carboni
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    May 8, 2012 1:23 PM   in reply to centuryflower

    Actually, I think there's a bug in Photoshop CS6 that causes corrupt PSD files to be written.  I don't think the text layers would be editable in Photoshop CS6 either, unfortunately.

     

    See also:  http://forums.adobe.com/thread/990370?tstart=30

     

    You may have to recreate the layers you want to edit.

     

    -Noel

     
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    May 8, 2012 1:57 PM   in reply to centuryflower

    Ah, I see.  That's probably a good thing in a way, but...

     

    What you describe does seem to describe a compatibility issue between the two.  Perhaps you'll have to upgrade to Photoshop CS6 in order to deal with such files.  I don't know of any way to convert such a file, although you might see if they can write a PDF file for you instead of PSD.

     

    Photoshop CS6 has only been released for one day, and already designers are sending you Photoshop CS6 PSD files?

     

    -Noel

     
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    May 8, 2012 2:19 PM   in reply to centuryflower

    I'd say someone was using an illegal, leaked, pirated version of CS6.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    May 8, 2012 2:21 PM   in reply to centuryflower

    They must have been using the public beta version.

     

    PSDs I save with the released version show this:

     

    ReleasedApplicationField.jpg

     

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