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Convert pdd file to jpeg? Completed with thanks
« on: Wednesday 07 December 11 10:26 GMT (UK) »
I've found that an old scanned photo is in a .pdd format (seems to be Adobe Photoshop). I've no software that will load it (got Picasa, Irfanview, Windows Picture Viewer). Is there anything that will convert it without me having to download new software (seems excessive for a single picture)?

I have googled & can see there's stuff out there that can be downloaded - if that's the only way has someone done this & can they recommend a safe program & source, please?

Many thanks

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Re: Convert pdd file to jpeg?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 December 11 10:41 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Convert pdd file to jpeg?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 December 11 10:49 GMT (UK) »
photoshop elements 10 supports pdd file formats.

You can go to adobe.com and download elements on a "try" basis for free and convert the file.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0i4l/

ps... the file is probably an "unflattened" image meaning that all the layers are separate to enable easy editing, which explains why it can't be opened in a straight forward picture viewer. You might need to flatten the image first before saving as a .jpeg
Please acknowledge when a restorer works on your photos, it can take hours for them to work their magic

Please scan at 300dpi minimum to help save the restorers eyesight.

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Re: Convert pdd file to jpeg?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 December 11 14:43 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both - it does seem as if I'll have to download a program to do this.