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open flat image (double click .psb in finder with alt+shift key) from layer file appears white/empty

Jan 29, 2013 4:49 AM


for printing or mailing purpose, i used to re-open big .psb layer files (2-6GB) in cs5 and cs6 with keybombo

"alt" and "shift" while double clicking the document in the finder window (10.6 + 10.7.5), in order to save time.


this is not possible anymore, everytime i open a document this way its white and empty in photoshop.

and idea, why it doesnt work anymore?



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    Jan 29, 2013 5:48 AM   in reply to psb

    How were the psb files saved (Preferences > File Handling > Maximize …)?

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    Jan 30, 2013 8:13 AM   in reply to psb

    Please do try that yourself.

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  • Noel Carboni
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    Dec 23, 2006
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    Jan 30, 2013 9:01 AM   in reply to psb

    Maximize compatibility causes Photoshop to write a flattened composite image in the file, which other software often relies upon.



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