How to Convert PSD to JPG

by Diana Braun ; Updated September 28, 2017

Let's say you have a PSD (Photoshop) file that you would like to use, but the program you are working with specifies that you need a JPG. PSD files are the raw and uncompressed file format of the Photoshop program, containing the details and layers of a project. Most applications require that an image be in a compressed format such as JPG. Converting your PSD files to JPG is easy with a simple conversion tool.

Download and install Image Converter Plus (see Resources).

Open Windows Explorer and select a PSD image. Right-click your mouse, select "Convert To," from the menu and then click "Custom conversion" from the submenu.

Select "JPG" from the "Save images in format" drop-down list in the Image Converter Plus window. Click on the "+" sign next to "Save images in JPG format" to expand the group and modify settings, such as color depth and compression quality.

Select the location where you would like your files to be saved under "Converted images will be saved to." By default, your files will be saved in "My Documents."

Press "Start" to convert your PSD file into JPG format.

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Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.

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