The obvious question is, if these people are only 'viewing' the images, why send them PSD files?
But if you Google PSD viewer, you'll get a bunch of hits for free applications. I have used Irfanview since before I was born. It's a great app, does heaps of things including great batch work, it cost nothing and it can view PSD files (I just tried it to make sure)
Good point. Your obvious question is the same thing that I asked too. Why did I even bother??
They are being really shady about admitting (or not) to exactly what the hell they're doing, but I know they have mentioned that they built "parts of" the site based off the PDF that I sent to accompany the PSDs. Let me say this... It just doesn't look right. Sorry, but every other developer that I have worked with in the past 10 years has ALWAYS used Photoshop to slice images, get dimensions for graphics, determine correct fonts being used, etc.
Thanks for the reply... You might have nailed it. They very well could be using some type of PSD viewer. Lemme ask you this — can you still measure elements and get font sizes with those viewers though?
Lemme ask you this — can you still measure elements and get font sizes with those viewers though?
Only by scaling against other known image elements, and they would need an app like Photoshop to do that. Or any Web producing like Dreamweaver I guess. I don't do websites, but you could surely load a flattened image in the background and use it as a template.
I don’t know what the pixel size of your images are, but from context, I’m guessing we are talking web graphics, but I’d still save to PDF with the high quality print preset. It also sounds like there is middle person involved, which is guaranteed to lead to confusion. Can you liaise directly with the end user?
Gotcha. Thanks again for your help... Very much appreciated!