I am stuck in trying to find a software which can render PSD files properly under Ubuntu. I have tried GIMP and Krita but they both have problems with that - especially the clipping mask functionality.

Is there a working solution for Ubuntu?


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If you are interested only in viewing them. This page: http://blog.pixarea.com/2011/10/opening-photoshop-psd-files-in-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot seems to suggest that LibreOffice will do the trick. If you need to edit them, you may have to resolve to Photoshop via Wine.


You could try buying and installing Adobe Photoshop using a tool called PlayOnLinux: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/ CS6 seems to be Silver (applications with minor issues that do not affect typical usage) in Ubuntu 13.04 - http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=25607

Failing that you're just going to have to put up with GIMP (despite the problems) sorry.


Should try KSquirrel. Its download page is: http://ksquirrel.sourceforge.net/download.php

  • 2
    GIMP is another best option to view psd in ubantu
    – Shailesh
    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:33
  • +1 for GIMP. Getting selected layer position as simple as writing python script (NO.)
    – msangel
    Oct 21, 2017 at 9:49
  • Gimp is a piece of **** legacy with a not friendly UI.
    – msangel
    Nov 19, 2020 at 12:52

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